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I am leaving for an 8 day business trip and this time my 9 year old is having a real hard time about me leaving. Do you have any suggestions/recommendations for something I could give her, say to her or a task I could give her to do while I am gone? Just to make it easier?..I am so sad for her. Thank you in advance.




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      Laurie Giles wrote Jun 8, 2010
    • One word, Skype, Have virtual visits with her, I still to this with my daughter who is in college.




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      Max0125 wrote Jun 8, 2010
    • I was going to say Skype as well. A friend of mine travels a lot and she stocks the fridge with her son’s favorite meals and also has a small present for him everyday, such as a book or activity. Good luck and have a fun trip!

      Mary




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 8, 2010
    • I would also suggest skype, text, talk at predetermined times. But also I would suggest that you tap into her artistic talents and have her work on a project while you are gone. Something to be completed on your return and something you both can chat about the progress.
      Also journaling about how she feels and what she does while you are gone.
      I used to travel a bit and I used to buy items for them to give on my return. But after a certain age unless it’s something cool or trendy they were not interested. So I eliminated the possibility of dissapointment. And besides I wanted them to be happy to see “ME” and not not my gift.

      Good Luck!




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      Angelcart wrote Jun 8, 2010
    • I was going to sugges the same thing Vikki did.  Buy her a journal to write in about what she did each day while you were gone.  My parents took my son to Alaska for a month when he was 8.  He wrote about all the animals he saw, fish he caught, etc.  It was nice to read when he got back.happy




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      Maria Jackson wrote Jun 8, 2010
    • Thank you all so much! I forget about Skype. I will definitely be doing that. Thank you!




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      Anne E wrote Jun 8, 2010
    • Can you make a tape of you reading her a story?  Then she could watch it while you‘re gone.  Have a great trip.




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