Baker & Taylor Offers advice to children on how to cope when parents are called to serve their country in the armed forces, addressing how to help them understand that the separation is temporary and the important duties their parents are fulfilling.
Barron's Educational Publishing (back cover) This reassuring picture book explores the issue of parents who are away from home while serving their country in the armed forces. Children's worries and questions become especially acute when the parent is being sent to a war zone. This title helps children understand that separation is only temporary, and that their Dad or Mom is performing an important patriotic service about which the child can be proud.
Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, books in the superb "A First Look at . . ." series promote interaction among children, parents, and teachers on personal, social, health, and emotional issues. This new title in Barron's A First Look At series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor on a level that is always understandable to younger children, this book seeks to promote positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers. Thoughtful text is supplemented with child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A two-page How to Use This Book section for parents and teachers appears at the back of each book. A Parent in the Armed Forces speaks to kids about times when a parent in the military is called to active duty to a faraway place. Children are assured that it's normal for them to feel distress and anxiety because of separation from a parent. This title helps children understand that separation is only temporary, and that their Dad or Mom is being called to perform an important service for which the child should be especially proud.
Baker & Taylor "This reassuring picture book explores the issue of parents who are away from home while serving their country in the armed forces" -- Cover verso. Written by an experienced therapist, a latest entry in the series about social and family relationships reassures children whose parents are on active duty in the military that feelings of distress and anxiety are normal and that the temporary separation is occurring because of the parent's important service for which a child can be especially proud. Original.