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i was just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to deal with young kids and them acting out cause they miss their father? my oldest daughter is 4 years old and she is daddy's girl. my husband strated going away to work 7 months ago. he is gone for a month at a time and is then home for 2 weeks, she is a different child when he is home, when he leaves she is saucy and defiant. she won't listen. i have tried putting her to bed early, takeing tv priviledges away and special things like going to movies or sleepovers with her cousins. but nothing seems to work, she even starts hitting me etc. so any advice?