If you are in the military yourself, or have someone from the family who does, you would know this – being deployed away from family poses a challenge for the family to stay bonded together. How do these families maintain their ties? Hear it from seniors within the army who share their experience of how to ensure strong bonds with their loved ones.
Deployment effects both military personals and family. The time and location of deployment can range from a brief period of training sessions to very extended periods. Due to the nature of their job they are required to maintain secrecy in communication with their family members and friends and interpretation of their future plans, which are considers to be the common parts of deployment. Military deployments are viewed as events which may lead to variations in the relationship between family member and bonding with children for military parents.
Impact of parental deployment can lead to a variety of emotional disturbances in children. These emotions may range from anxiety, fear to anger and sadness. Taking into consideration the above scenario and the work culture of military personnel it is very important to adopt innovative ways and means to develop a positive and healthy parent child relationship