2 doctors weighed in:

How do you tell the kids daddy is going back into the war zone?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gentle, honest

Lot depends on kids' ages, how much they understand.
They should know that even tho daddy has to be away, he loves them very much, & that daddy's work is to keep families safe, including your own. Let kids know what to expect - will daddy have access to phone or skype? Personalized mementos to give kids something of daddy's to hold onto while he is away. Support from other military families helps!

In brief: Gentle, honest

Lot depends on kids' ages, how much they understand.
They should know that even tho daddy has to be away, he loves them very much, & that daddy's work is to keep families safe, including your own. Let kids know what to expect - will daddy have access to phone or skype? Personalized mementos to give kids something of daddy's to hold onto while he is away. Support from other military families helps!
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
838K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors