Forget The Dog Not The Baby

The Story of a True American Hero, His Princess, and Their Struggle With TBI/PTSD.

What do you love about being a military mom?

What advice would you give to moms on how to build a new support circle after a move?

What's a tip for helping kids cope with a parent's absence?

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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