This new title in Barron’s “A First Look At” series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor on a level that is always understandable to younger children, this book seeks to promote positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers. Thoughtful text is supplemented with child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A two-page “How to Use This Book” section for parents and teachers appears at the back of each book. ” A Parent in the Armed Forces ” speaks to kids about times when a parent in the military is called to active duty to a faraway place. Children are assured that it’s normal for them to feel distress and anxiety because of separation from a parent. This title helps children understand that separation is only temporary, and that their Dad or Mom is being called to perform an important service for which the child should be especially proud.