Big Stressors for Military Kids


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Supporting Your Child During a Separation

Supporting Your Child During a Separation

Even through transition and separation, there are things you can do to before the separation and during to reduce stress and promote well-being for everyone in your family.

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Talking With Children About Military Service

Talking With Children About Military Service

Your family became a military family for a reason. You can help your children understand why you do what you do and why you make the sacrifices you make by passing down those values.

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How Military Parents Miss the Warning Signs

How Military Parents Miss the Warning Signs

You’re a good parent, you care about your kids, and yet somehow in the midst of your busy military family life, you missed the signs.

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Planning Ahead Helps Kids Deal with Moving

Planning Ahead Helps Kids Deal with Moving

The military move. Inevitable and exciting? Yes. Stressful? Not necessarily. With planning and communication, a military move can be something children – and parents – look forward to and not dread.

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Upfront Communication Eases Fear

Upfront Communication Eases Fear

Military parents can help allay negative feelings by talking to their children and validating their very real concerns.

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Preparing a Child for Deployment

Preparing a Child for Deployment

Young people benefit from more rather than less communication and support around this important change.

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Consistent Parenting for Military Families

Consistent Parenting for Military Families

What does it really mean to be a consistent parent? Why is it important? And, is it even possible for military families who are constantly experiencing change and transition?

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