Military Deployment: Waiting for Dad to Come Home

Books! You find a good one and you jump into it, lost in another world. A good book can teach you sympathy, empathy, show you that you are not alone or that the world is much bigger than you.

Sometimes it is nice to know it's not just you... and when a military child is missing his or her Mom or Dad a good book about other children coping with separation can be just what they need!

I had the pleasure of reading a new book by author Kristin Ayyar.  She is an Air Force wife, mom, author and so much more.  The title is Countdown 'Til Daddy Comes Home and shows how a young child copes with Daddy being gone, from special visits from Nana, care packages to Daddy and special kisses from Mom.

But it doesn't end there.  The book finishes up with some discussion questions to help your child and some great Countdown ideas while waiting for your loved one to come home.

Learn more.  Watch this promotional trailer: http://youtu.be/1z2_GvUGQCE

This book will officially be available April 3, 2013.  Just in time for Month of the Military Child!  What a great way to kick it all off.  You can purchase it at Amazon.  Or if you have any questions follow the author on Facebook: Facebook.com/DaddyCountdown or Twitter: @daddycountdown

What are ways you helped your children with deployment?  We had some great books to enjoy, special visits to Michigan to visit my family, we even planned a trip to Disney for a couple months after Dad got home.  (Learn more about Disney's 2013 Military Discount at their site: Walt Disney World)  We kept time moving... which is just what this book is all about.

- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com

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  1. What a great idea for a book! My wife could have used that years ago while her dad was away in Viet Nam. That time didn't include another one year deployment, which fortunately wasn't a war zone.

    Haven't visited here in a while. Glad to see the site is still going strong. wb

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