Deployment can be a difficult topic to talk about with kids -- this book can help deployed parents start the conversation. When a loved one is deployed, children face different emotions including fear, anger and sadness. A simple hug can help them cope with these emotions-but a hug from the international, jazz singing diva: Olivia the Octopus, can bring a smile to their face too!
A Hug While I'm Away includes a "Hug Log" for children to record their feelings everyday while their family member is absent from the home. While the subject matter is deployment, the book can be used for any situation that separates a child from their loved one.