Military Kids

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Quick Reference Guide: Military Health Insurance for Children’s Mental Health

Quick Reference Guide: Military Health Insurance for Children’s Mental Health

Understanding health insurance benefits and processes is an important part of coordinating proper care. For military-connected children with TRICARE health insurance, broad coverage is provided for mental health services.
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Are You Experiencing Stress or Mental Illness? Here’s How You Can Tell

Are You Experiencing Stress or Mental Illness? Here’s How You Can Tell

My job is all about understanding and helping families through stressful situations. My clients often worry that their reaction isn’t “normal.” I tell them, “Your reaction is likely not only normal, but healthy.”
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Transitioning From a Service Member to Veteran or Retiree: Challenges That Military-Connected Families Face and How to Overcome Them

Transitioning From a Service Member to Veteran or Retiree: Challenges That Military-Connected Families Face and How to Overcome Them

I hear often that transitioning out of the military was just as hard (and sometimes even harder!) than the transitions the families experienced throughout the deployment cycle. Being an active-duty military family can bring a sense of stability and belongingness to the military community.
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Finding Treatment for the New Kid on Base

Finding Treatment for the New Kid on Base

As a military professional, you’re used to moving, but relocating with a special needs child can be a complex process. Here are some tips and advice to help you find the help you need more quickly.
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The Wounded Warrior Parents’ Guide: How to Talk With Your Child About Physical and Invisible Injuries

The Wounded Warrior Parents’ Guide: How to Talk With Your Child About Physical and Invisible Injuries

Both visible and invisible wounds result in questions, emotional reactions, and changes to routines and dynamics — and navigating those as a parent can be difficult.
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In Honor Of Military And Veteran Families: Talking With Children About Military Service

In Honor Of Military And Veteran Families: Talking With Children About Military Service

Veterans Day is a time to step back and honor those who have served or are currently serving our country. It’s a day to reflect on how the service and sacrifice of others have paved the way for the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy.
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Settling in After a Move? Some Quick Resources and Suggestions to Support your Military-Connected Child

As we settle into fall, the big military moving season is behind us. And if you experienced a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) over the summer, your family is likely…
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Championing Your Military Child: How to Advocate for their Success and Mental Health

The role of an advocate is to support, speak on behalf of, promote, protect, and champion. Children, even if they are nearing legal age, require a champion in their corner…
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4 Reasons Why Military Moms are True Superheroes

4 Reasons Why Military Moms are True Superheroes

As Mother’s Day approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to shine a light on military moms. You are all truly amazing, and here are some reasons why.
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The Month of the Military Child: Strength, Resilience, and Challenges for the Youth of Our Service Members

“We are the children of warriors. And although it was initially a role not of our choosing, it is a role perpetuated by many of us with pride … It is an attitude, a way…
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Supporting Your Child During a Military-Related Separation

Between deployments, TDYs, training in the field, and preparing for missions at training centers, frequent separations are a common reality for military families. This can…
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Promoting Military Family Resilience Through Self-Care

Resilience is a word that military families hear often, so often that it may just sound like a modern buzzword tossed out at briefings and townhall meetings. While the…
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5 Healthy Habits to Promote Mental Wellness for Military Families

It’s a new year, and that means it’s a perfect time to reflect on our habits and goals for ourselves and our family – especially around mental wellness for your family.…
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Supporting Your Service Member Spouse Through Re-Deployment

The time leading up to your spouse returning from deployment is often a frenzy of varied emotions, tasks in preparation, and expectations for the time together to come.…
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Four common challenges that military kids face … and what parents can do to help

If you grew up in a military family, you know that many of the challenges you faced were different than those of your civilian friends. While there are
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How Military Parents Miss the Warning Signs of Mental Illness in their Kids

How Military Parents Miss the Warning Signs of Mental Illness in their Kids“I can’t believe I didn’t see this sooner.”It’s an agonizing…
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Upfront Communication Can Help Ease the Fears of Military Children

 With the overabundance of media outlets today, many adults have difficulty discerning the line between reality and fantasy, so it should come as no surprise…
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A Strong Support System Reaps Big Rewards for Military Kids

Long before the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” found its way into American culture, military parents knew that raising their children in a safe and…
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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Planning Ahead Helps kids Deal with Moving Stressors

The military move. Inevitable and exciting? Yes. Stressful? Not necessarily. With planning and communication, a military move can be something children – and parents –…
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how to coparent during a deployment

Coparenting, or the coordination between parents as they work together to raise a child, is hard work. Staying consistent, attuned, and effective as a team is a challenge…
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preparing a child for a parent’s deployment

There are some common ideas that parents have around deployments and their children. Some believe that the little ones won’t even realize that Mom/Dad left; or since they…
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reconnecting with your child after deployment

Jason was sitting on the white bus waiting to be taken to the parade field for the big homecoming formation and ceremony. This was his third time coming home, but last…
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what does consistency in parenting look like for military families? 

what does consistency in parenting look like for military families? 

Imagine if you didn't know the Standard Operating Procedures for your job. What if you had no clue what would or wouldn’t upset your boss? For most of us, that would cause a lot of anxiety! The same is true for children. They need consistency.
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how to take the best of your military training into the family and leave the rest at the door

how to take the best of your military training into the family and leave the rest at the door

Here are key military values that are great to bring in to the family (with moderation) plus a couple of additional values that are essential to good child development.
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Helping Your Child Cope with a Military Deployment

Helping Your Child Cope with a Military Deployment

A parent’s deployment can bring up a lot of stress for families. In a two-parent household, deployment means a change to a single-parent structure, with all the economic and social pressure that comes with that.
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