Reunification: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Baby
As saying good-bye is often so difficult, it seems saying hello should be easy. But homecoming can also be stressful. This handout provides advice for how to take care of yourself and your baby.
The more steady and secure you feel, the better able you will be to offer your child comfort and support. Remind yourself that reconnecting takes time and that, while joyous, homecoming can be a bumpy ride. So be patient: with yourself, with your partner/spouse, and with your child. Everyone needs time and support. Also keep in mind that while it can be a challenging time, reuniting is an opportunity to renegotiate roles and connect with each other and your child in new, positive ways.
Download the handout to learn more.
This session introduces some of the unique challenges faced by military families with very young children and how early learning professionals can support them.