Dealing with 8 yr old's concerns
Hi. My husband is deploying again (3rd time) very soon. We have 4 wonderful children (8,7,4,2). Our 8 yr old daughter was crying when I went to say goodnight to her. When I asked her what was wrong, she said "What if daddy dies at war?" I thought about it for a few seconds before answering. I wasn't quite sure how to answer her. I basically told her that her daddy goes away on the weekends to learn how to be safe overseas. (He is National Guard). I also told her that she didn't need to worry but if she was worried again, to come talk to me. My question for you is, should I have said something different? We try not to say everything is going to be fine when we don't know what is going to happen. But, should I have sugar-coated it?? I will take any suggestions or comments. Thanks!
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