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I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book About Deployment Paperback – April 3, 2007
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I used to be in the military myself but was never deployed. Having my husband deploy has been difficult on the whole family. I really did not know exactly how to explain things to my very intelligent almost 7 year old child (who is more like 6 going on 26!) This book really opened up the communication with my daughter and her feelings about Daddy's soon-to-be departure. She is a very boisterous girl and has a wonderful outgoing personality, but not when it comes time to discuss serious matters and feelings. The book really brought out a lot of information and opened up a great forum for the three of us to have a discussion.
Great things in the book! For example, it explains that is ok to have so many different emotions - that it is ok to cry and it feels good to cry. It is ok to be angry sometimes and to punch something soft like a pillow or to go outside and kick a ball. It explains that although the child may be worried about her parent who is deployed, her main job is still to go to school, be a kid and have fun. It explains that the parent that is home with the child may be a little more tired than usual because she is doing the her chores as well as Daddy's chores. It explains what a deployment is and other things that come along with deployments. The book explains that the deployed soldier may not know exactly where they are going or they may know but are not allowed to tell anyone. Same thing with dates of return.Read more ›
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Perfect for positive ways to go through deployment for young children, while reassuring them that their feelings are normal and ok!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book for my 4 year old son when his daddy deployed. We read it every night of deployment.Published 10 months ago by Amanda walton
I am still a little unsure about this book. Its not like a story book like I was expecting but more of a break down of how people react. Its definitely more for older kids.Published 15 months ago by Jessyca
This is more of a book that an adult can use and tone down for a child depending on their age. I am glad of the purchase to use it as a resource.Published 19 months ago by Susi Key
Book appears to be well written however it is not for ages 2-5 as stated. I will be returning it.Published on June 27, 2013 by Ruth Roberts
Book arrived on time and in great condition. Using this type of book in a school setting as we are located near a military base.Published on December 4, 2012 by DC