Military Deployment: A Fun Way to the Ease Pain of Family Separation by Heather Travitz
As a military wife and mom, I'm always prepared for deployments. These long periods having your loved one away are hard on adults, and even harder on kids. While watching family separations happen to quite a few families lately, I thought of a cute way to assure kids that their deployed parent is thinking of them while he/she is away.
My idea? Parent and child can get matching watches and set an alarm on both to go off at the same time each day. At those times, children are certain to be thinking of their parent and their parent is certainly thinking of their child, too!