Whether you're going on an overnight business trip or your child is spending a month away at summer camp, it's not uncommon for kids to feel some form of anxiety about being separated from their parents. It's especialyl prevelant if they have never experienced a night away from mom and dad. But you can help ease their fears (and some of your own) by checking out some of the books every parent should read their child before spending the night away. These books are written especially for children, to let them know that they are not alone in their feelings, and remind them that even though they may have to be apart for a short time, parents will always come back to the little ones they love.
Before you go away, be sure to make a little time to cuddle up with your kids and read some of the books on this list. They may help you and your kids find ways to talk about their feelings about being separated, and find positive ways to deal with their emotions. And once you are away, you can sneak in a FaceTime or Skype session to help make the time until you are back together again a little more bearable for everyone.