Parenting

Drawing On Military Childhood: Illustrators Offer Wisdom, Creativity

Military childhood can be colorful and exciting. It has challenges, but also many rewards: growing up in different states and countries, experiencing a wide range of cultures at home and abroad, being part of...

Poetry and Stories Hold Comfort and Expression for Military Children

When Abby Huisman was in third grade, she found out her air force family would be leaving their home in Germany at the end of the school year. Her teacher, knowing that Abby was...

Playtime: 10 Ways to Brighten Deployment Days

It’s tempting for a military family to take the “hunker down” approach to deployment. The parent on the home front often has his or her hands full just getting through each day; or the...

Write It Out: Journals Help Kids Process Emotions

Journaling is a great way to help kids sort out the feelings they have about military life. The benefits of journaling are numerous. Journals give children a place to write down and consider their...