I may be saying, “I feel tension. Something is going on.” or “I’m trying to understand what’s going on and feel a little in control of my life.” You can help me by offering simple, clear words for what is happening: “Mommy is getting used to being home again” and “Mommy is getting used not putting her uniform on to go to work.” Be ready with extra nurturing. Offer me a hug or read a book with me. I would like it if we could have some family time together. I may need your patience and some extra nurturing. It is very helpful to keep my daily routines the same. Keep my mealtimes, bath time, and bedtime the same. Sing my favorite songs with me.