“This day may be the result of weeks of preparing, and the full homecoming experience may last for some time afterward. As with any highly anticipated event, the reality may be different from your family’s expectations. Of course, having your loved one back is wonderful, but it’s also a major transition. Your child will continue to need your special support to deal with any difficulties. With advance planning, you can prepare your child for the joys – and sometimes the difficulties – of having his family together again.”
Dr. Seuss and “the Cat in the Hat” have been in our lives for generations with good news and learning for kids and grown-ups. Through PBS Parents http://www.pbs.org/parents, Dr. Seuss is now joining the social media world with a really cool website. It is especially gratifying to see the subject of life after war and “homecoming” addressed on the website http://www.pbs.org/parents/cominghome/ as a resource for kids. Children are often silent and hesitate to ask for help. It makes good sense to provide a friendly website resource for children of military families to explore on their own. I know the information will help give them confidence in asking questions at home and at school about this very sensitive topic.
Please share the new PBS Parents http://www.pbs.org/parents website with your own children and loved ones…
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