- For young kids, use two stuffed animals (let's say a rabbit and a bear) to act out a scene in which the rabbit goes away for a while...
- Be positive - mention that this is part of your job and you're not doing it to get away from the family, daughter's new boyfriend, etc. Mention that it's an opportunity to serve on one of these tours and not a "have to go" or "making me go" situation.
- Want more ideas on how to talk to kids? Go to PBS's Talking with Kids.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Something to talk about
Having trouble explaining your unaccompanied tour to your child? Here are some tips people shared with us on how to talk to children: