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Should grandparents take care of the kids if mothers are deployed?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: A great luxury...
If grandparents are nearby and can help out, that is a great luxury.
Some even move-in to help, but that is not always available or possible. Whenever mom/dad must go away for long periods, it is always difficult, so a helping hand is of tremendous value. Grandparents often help, but it is not their duty/responsibility. So, i suggest asking/talking to them for help with a solution. Good luck.

In brief: A great luxury...
If grandparents are nearby and can help out, that is a great luxury.
Some even move-in to help, but that is not always available or possible. Whenever mom/dad must go away for long periods, it is always difficult, so a helping hand is of tremendous value. Grandparents often help, but it is not their duty/responsibility. So, i suggest asking/talking to them for help with a solution. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Should or could ?
They aren't obligated.
Any military member who deploys is required to have a viable care plan in place for their children should they deploy. That person should be willing and responsible.

In brief: Should or could ?
They aren't obligated.
Any military member who deploys is required to have a viable care plan in place for their children should they deploy. That person should be willing and responsible.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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