West Chester, Ohio (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Military children that experience a parent being deployed cope in a way similar to children during divorce. It is an adjustment that can be challenging for kids.
Leslie Nelson has developed a guide for kids to understand what they are feeling and how to express these feelings in a positive and healthy way. “T.A. for Military Kids” breaks down the emotions and challenges kids face when their parent is deployed. Her detailed descriptions of feelings along with the colorful illustrations will help kids understand what they are experiencing is normal and that they are not alone.
Nelson has formatted her book in a way that fosters a line of communication between parent and child. Open communication between parent and child can help make transitions smoother and provide an outlet for expressing emotions. Nurturing this relationship can be beneficial for both the parent and the child.
National military appreciation month, in May, is a great chance to acknowledge the sacrifices of not only military personnel but the sacrifice of their families as well. This guide encourages military kids to feel proud to have a parent in the military even if it is challenging for them.
“I really want this book to help military families, specifically, to open the lines of communication between military kids and their parents regarding any thoughts, feelings, or struggles they face surrounding aspects of military life,” Nelson said.
For more information, visit http://www.taformilitarykids.com.
About the author
Leslie Nelson has a brother active in the Army. After watching her nieces and nephews handle their father’s deployment, she was inspired to help military kids understand and cope with their feelings. Nelson holds a master’s degree in counseling.