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We Help Reduce Homesickness by…

Showing we care – by empathizing with them, and offering our love and support.

Keeping him/her busy and involved – focusing attention on the fun things they are doing and will be doing.

Helping them cope – letting them know their feelings are normal, and offering strategies and advice on how to feel better.

Giving special attention to him/her at ‘vulnerable’ times (e.g. rest time, bedtime)

Keeping YOU informed of how he/she is progressing – During our staff Orientation we spend time discussing homesickness and the various methods of combating it.

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