It’s April 15th, Purple Up for Military Kids Day, and while I’m celebrating my mil-kids today, I’ve also got one eye on a calendar that tells me that the next deployment isn’t too far off. Having a deployed parent can be very confusing for our mil-kids so as parents we have do everything we can to help. In our family we talk about when Daddy will deploy and for how long. We write letters to him before he goes and spend plenty of time creating thoughtful halfway boxes. We save our special artwork and notes while he’s gone to share when he comes home. Sometimes we just have to listen and be understanding when being a mil-kid and missing that deployed parent is just too tough. In other words we do whatever it takes to ease the pain of missing Daddy!
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So when the opportunity arose to review “Why My Daddy? A Story About Military Deployment,” I was happy to oblige! This sweet children’s book about a boy named Michael whose Dad, a soldier, has to deploy suddenly and with little warning, gently discusses the fears and sadness mil-kids deal with, the pain of deploying parent, and how kind words, understanding, and friends play a role in making it through a deployment!
This is a very sweet little book, and if you have a mil-kid and parent deploying soon, this is definitely a great addition to your library!
NOTE: I was not paid for this review. I received a free e-copy of this book, but the opinions are 100% mine.