Where are they? – Tip #144
Don’t assume that your children understand where in the world your family member actually is and when they don’t, kids often have their imaginations running wild. Give them as much information as possible about the country (if you can) and where they are in relation to you, it will give them some sense of understanding and perspective.
Knowing when the sun will rise and set can give them something to think about at a certain time each day – at 8pm each night you can have them think about how their family member might just be getting up to start their day and send them an email saying good morning before they go to bed. Even though the service member may not get the emails for awhile it will be nice for them to see they were thought of so often.
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