Our expert says:
Remember at his age, a child does not have any adult sense of time. So it may feel after a relatively short time, that dad is away for ever and ever, and unlikely to return. And as long as dad is out of sight, the child won't have a concept of where else he might be.
Is there any possibility of Dad sending him some pictures via e-mail, even managing some short phone-calls, so the kid can hear dad's voice ? Maybe make a wall chart showing the days since Dad left and until he returns, and help him to tick off each day as it passes, to help him have some idea of how this time is going by
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