Big Stressors for Military Kids
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upfront Communication Eases Fear
Military parents can help allay negative feelings by talking to their children and validating their very real concerns.
Preparing a Child for Deployment
Young people benefit from more rather than less communication and support around this important change.
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?