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Supporting Your Child While a Parent Is Deployed

Download Files Feb 3, 2007

Even the youngest baby can miss her deployed parent. Here's how to ease the loss by continuing to offer loving activities and routines.

Caregivers can be supportive to their infant and toddler by simply understanding how the young child’s emotions and behaviors are connected. Caregivers who recognize that young children often communicate their feelings through their behaviors may be more likely to respond with empathy and patience, rather than with frustration and anger. Learn how to pick up on these behaviors and how best to respond.

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