Coping With Separation and Deployment
Deployment can be a very stressful experience, both for you and your child. This handout provides advice for how to take care of yourself and your baby.
Although babies and toddlers cannot tell us how they feel in words, they are deeply affected by their experiences, especially changes in relationships with those closest to them. Deployment means that a very important person in your child’s life is gone, perhaps for a long time. Although children will respond in their own way, depending on age and temperament, they experience the loss and do mourn. Their feelings are expressed through their common behavior.
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