Tagged "Military families"

9 Posts Tagged "Military families"



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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