The Military Father: A Guide for the Deployed Dad

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Written by the country's leading authority on fathers and families, The Military Father helps fathers and their families face the challenges of deployment and stay connected with their loved ones back home. Part I covers predeployment and explores the profound effect a dad's absence will have on his spouse, his children, and himself. Part II, During Deployment, explains how to stay involved and connected when you're far away, and includes specific strategies and activities designed to help dads and their family ...

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The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads

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Overview

Written by the country's leading authority on fathers and families, The Military Father helps fathers and their families face the challenges of deployment and stay connected with their loved ones back home. Part I covers predeployment and explores the profound effect a dad's absence will have on his spouse, his children, and himself. Part II, During Deployment, explains how to stay involved and connected when you're far away, and includes specific strategies and activities designed to help dads and their family remain close across time and distance. Part III, Coming Home, offers advice on post-deployment times from preparing to come home and surmounting the challenges of returning to military or civilian life. Illustrated with some 40 cartoons (many by servicemen and military family members), The Military Father is an entertaining and essential reference for deployed dads and their families.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789210302
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Series: New Father Series Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 10

Introduction 13

Part I Predeployment

You're in the Army...or Navy...or Marines...or Air Force...or Coast Guard Now

1 What Is Deployment, Anyway? 22

2 No Heavy Artillery in the Living Room 49

3 Try to Leave 'em Laughing 80

Part II Deployment

During Deployment: Boots on the Ground, Hitting the Deck Running, or Haze Gray and Underway

4 A New Normal 110

5 Morse Code, Smoke Signals, and Wireless Internet 145

6 Enough about You 177

Part III Post-deployment

Okay, So Now What Do We Do?

7 Who Are These People and What Are They Doing in My House? 192

8 Daddy's Home 214

9 Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again 232

Appendices

Predeployment Checklists 249

A Brief Overview of Your Child's Development 258

Resources 292

Selected Bibliography and References 301

Index 309

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