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Home Again: Re-Connecting with Your Older Toddler

Apr 20, 2014

Depending how long the military parent has been away, they may be coming home to a toddler who is turning into a preschooler. The returning parent will find that these children are naturally acting and behaving differently than when they left. Watch how returning parents adjust to coming home to a child who has much more energy, social skills and personality than when they left.

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