ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & TOOLS
Talking With Children
Talking with children about a parent’s upcoming Military deployment or homecoming can be challenging. If something troubling about the Military is covered widely in the news, it is difficult to know how to talk about it. At Home Base, we like to say, “for every one warrior, there are ten worriers.” Depending on a child’s age or life experience, a parent’s absence and return can be cause for great joy—or stress. Family routines are changed and so is communication.
The Family Support Team at Home Base has experience in working with children and families as family relationships and routines change. We’ve prepared three tools to help parents talk with children during these challenging times: