Daddy Goes On A Trip addresses pre-school children and their concerns about parents who travel or are deployed. It is focused on elementary age children. At the end of the book there are some parenting strategies and activities for dealing with the stresses of military deployment and parental travel.
Daddy Goes On A Trip addresses pre-school children and their concerns about parents who travel or are deployed. It is focused on elementary age children.At the end of the book there are some parenting strategies and activities for dealing with the stresses of military deployment and parental travel.
Sometimes Daddy has to deploy which means he goes on a trip for the Army. That is hard for Daddy and Rebecca too.
An important topic & an important read, Oct. 28, 2009
Rebecca is a young bear who misses her father and has to cope with his absence. It is very hard for her to understand why it is so. As a child psychiatrist, I often see how difficult it can be for any young child to separate from a parent for any amount of time, be it a few days to a few months. Given that there are so many troops out of their homes in service who are also parents I think that this book is a must read for them and their children. It gently touches upon this sensitive issue using soothing and comforting illustrations. This book can help ease the idea of being away for a long time to a child with the idea that there are others who will be present until the parent comes back. This is a great book for reading groups or therapy groups that deal with parents being away in the school setting or any other setting. He also has included resources and tips at the end of the book which is a great plus point.
A very important book
"I highly recommend this book for use as “a teaching moment tool”. It would be wonderful to use for repeat readings helping a child understand this difficult and all too common transition."
Daddy Goes on a Trip is a wonderful new book
Daddy Goes on a Trip is a wonderful new book by William G. Bentrim that deals with parent/child separation. I am so impressed with Mr. Bentrim’s books because he writes children’s books of genuine value to help both the parent and child deal with difficult situations. This one helps young children whose parents must travel, including travel for military deployment. The book is beautifully illustrated with kind bear characters. Included in the book is a section for parents with other resources to help children deal with separation. This book would be perfect for preschools, a gift book, or for our own children and grandchildren.
William G Bentrim is a former teacher and guidance counselor, but he is also a grandpa and that is what shines through in his books.