Forget The Dog Not The Baby

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When husband Nate Helmuth was wounded in Iraq, the family dynamic changed drastically, Forget The Dog Not The Baby is about learning to compensate, finding the good in the bad, and adjusting to life post-injury.

What's a tip for celebrating a holiday or milestone with your kids when your partner isn't able to be there?

What have you learned about parenting from living in different places?

What are your best tips for traveling with kids?

What can you do to comfort a child who is missing a parent who is away?

Kristle Helmuth

Talk to them openly about the parent, include both the parent and the child as much as you can in the lives of one another. There are so many programs out there now, for example the USO has United Through Reading where they record a parent who is deployed reading, and the book gets sent to the child so that they can read together. I am also a huge advocate for pictures, tons and tons of pictures for both the parent and the child. It is important for each of them to continue to feel like they know what is going on in one another's lives.
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