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I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book About Deployment Paperback – April 3, 2007

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"A social worker who counseled military families wrote I Miss You!…to help children and parents deal with deployment. The book is one-half parents' guide and one-half child's coloring book. In age-appropriate words, it explains what deployment will mean for the child, the deployed parents and the family left behind. It includes suggestions that can help children deal with anxiety and anger and go ahead with their lives."

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About the Author

Beth Andrews, LCSW (Grand Junction, CO), is a social worker and currently a clinical supervisor at Colorado West Mental Health Center.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (April 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591025346
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591025344
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jen Whitworth on August 7, 2008
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I borrowed this book from the local library and I loved it so much that I had to go out and purchase it. While it is for children a little older than toddler age, any book especially one about a sensitive topic such as a deployment, should be pre-screened by parents.

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.
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As far as I'm concerned, any deployment book for kids is a plus, but this one is a bit lengthy. I was expecting a "story book" and this is more of a long, drawn out explaining deployments/activity book. All in all, I appreciate any deployment books, as long as you know what you're buying.
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By RM on April 15, 2012
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I was skeptical because most books I've read over for kids whose parents are in the military do not really talk about the children as well as the caregiver left back at home. Most books talk about the children and I wanted one that did both so I could explain in a way my children could understand that somedays I may not be at my best, but that it was in no way their fault and that we will get through the deployment together as a family with help from good friends if needed.

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I got this book for my daughter who was 2 1/2 when her dad deployed. It was an older read for us and it was more of a helpful way to explain deployment to children. Although she was very young for this it helped her understand her emotions she was feeling and how to cope a lil better. I would recommend it to any parent who needs help explaining deployment.
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I purchased this book for my toddler boys after my husband deployed overseas. I don't remember reading a recommended age, but this book is too advanced for my children. It seems more for 7-10 year olds. I am going to be returning this book. Make sure to check what ages the books are appropriate for first. I know I will be doing this in the future.
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I thought this was great. Even though my husband is on his 6th deployment we all found something we learned from the book. It goes through the stages of emotions deployments bring on for the whole family and even gave me some "Aha!" moments when I realized some things that had happened before. I think whether you are new to military or feel deployments are old hat for your family this is a great book for you to sit down and read together. Some reviewers said its not for younger children, but I disagree. We have a big family with everyone different ages from little to older teens and they all found one part that hit home for them. I wouldn't necessarily make little kids sit through it cover to cover but even the book suggests that's probably a mistake and to pick small parts and go through it. It provoked discussions amongst my children that I was really floored by. It also gave them an idea of what I go through. The simplicity of the book was very helpful. With my husband gone I tend to get overwhelmed easier than I'd like to admit so anything that utilizes "simple pictures are best" is a good thing for me. Overall, I'd say its a great tool, but certainly not the only tool you should use.
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We didn't really like this book. It was so drawn out. I have younger kids and I can't spend 20 minutes reading from one book, that just doesn't work. It does help explain a little bit but I wouldn't recommend this to other military spouses.
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The boys loved it! Their dad will be gone for a year. The book helps them to understand a little better. Thank you! 🇺🇸
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