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Back to School for Military Families

Jennifer Silva | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Silva

Across the country, binders and backpacks are replacing swimsuits and sunscreen. Fleets of yellow school buses are back on the roads, and more than 50 million children are returning to the classroom.

Operation Purple Camp: Supporting Veterans, Families, and Kids

Ryan Pavlu | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Ryan Pavlu

There is still work to be done to ensure military kids have the tools they need to thrive. They represent the future of any family, and their success and empowerment matters as much as the success and empowerment of their military parents. That's why any sign of improvement in how families cope with the deployment of a loved one is significant - and worth replicating.

The Story of the Military Child: Why society is getting it wrong and how it's hurting military kids

Janine Boldrin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Today, my daughter pulled out a journal made for military kids developed by an organization that serves them. It was labeled, "My Life: A Kids' Journa...

Do School Changes Hurt Kids in the Long Run?

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 09.25.2016 | Parents
Lisa Smith Molinari

By now, kids are back into the swing of school, reestablishing seats in the cafeteria, slipping prohibited gum paraphernalia into their pockets, and whispering in the hallways about the latest crushes. But not every kid is skipping off the bus each day.

Study Suggests Military Kids May Be More Apt To Smoke, Drink And Carry Guns

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

(Reuters Health) - Teens with parents or caregivers in the military may be more likely to drink, smoke, and carry weapons than other kids, a U.S. stud...

Military Kids at Higher Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 02.01.2014 | Education
Ron Avi Astor

After more than a decade of living with the separations and uncertainties endemic to military life, many children from military families are paying the emotional and psychological costs.

Remarkable Romance: Three-Legged Cat and Two-Legged Dog

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2013 | Books
BJ Gallagher

Who doesn't love a sweet, inspiring love story? Who doesn't love cuddly cats and precious pups? And who doesn't love the happy surprise of inter-speci...

Honoring the Sacrifice of Military Children

Ketia Swanier | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Ketia Swanier

I moved seven times within 18 years, dealing with the struggles of various schools and relationships. That is why I understand the value of a military child's situation.

Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Ron Avi Astor

When will Congress stop ignoring the education of the children of military families who have sacrificed so much since the war on terror began?

WATCH: Military Dad Brings Home Big 'Present'

Posted 11.25.2011 | Impact

A military wife promised her son and daughter a present the "size of a fridge" if they behaved for a week. She certainly delivered. The mom led he...

Long Deployments Linked To Kids' Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Children with one or more parent on long-term deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan have a higher chance of mental health problems, according to a new stu...

Military Spouse Of The Year Shares Her Hardships, Charitable Plans

Bianca Strzalkowski | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact
Bianca Strzalkowski

Over the next year, I will work to expand the career and educational opportunities for our military spouses, so that they can pursue what they are passionate about.

'Hug-A-Hero' Dolls Help Military Kids Cope While Parents Serve

Posted 07.29.2011 | Impact

When military parents leave their children, many communication resources are available to keep them in contact. However, many find that keeping in tou...

New Initiative Demonstrates First Lady's Commitment to Military Families

Cheryl Serrano | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Cheryl Serrano

The specific challenges for our military families may not be clear to many Americans. This will soon change. First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative will highlight the struggles military children face.

Military Teenager Creates Safe Haven For Children of Deployed Parents

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact

Moranda Hern was 15 years old when her father, Lietenant Colonel Rick Hern, was deployed to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. In the months that ...

Military Children Face Unique Academic Challenges

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Michelle Hurley attended 12 different schools in six different states by the time she reached her high school graduation. She shifted between three di...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': But What About the Children?

Brenna Berger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brenna Berger

Nothing worries my husband and me more about these seemingly unending wars than the impact they are having on our kids. I knowingly married a solder. But the kids didn't ask for this.