Resources for Military Kids
My husband and I raised four children in the military life, going through deployments, moves across the world, and changing everything familiar every couple of years. We also homeschooled for many years. Our children are all young adults now, and I’m also the mom of a military member and the grandmommy to the cutest little “military brat!”
Military kids are so awesome! I’m sharing some of my favorite resources with you as you raise your own precious military children.
General Resources for Military Kids
Articles About Military Kids
Milspouse Matters Episode 62
Milspouse Matters Episode 23
Educational Resources for Military Kids
Help your kids through the school transitions that go along with military life with expert advice and practical ideas.
The authors are both military spouses. Hear more from them in my interview with authors Stacy Huisman and Amanda Trimillos on Milspouse Matters Episode 37 : Easing Transitions for Military Kids and Episode 47: Back to School for Military Kids During COVID-19.
PCS Moves with Children and Youth
PCS MOVES WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH
CHANGING SCHOOLS DURING A PCS MOVE
School Digger (school reviews)
Military Child Education Coalition Student 2 Student Program
Youth Sponsorship Program- this is facilitated on the installation level, so check with your newcomers’ or family programs.
FLYING/TRAVEL WITH KIDS
Kids Fly Safe Child Airplane Safety Harness (Only FAA approved child flying safety device)
Air Travel with Kids: Survival Tips for Parents and Fellow Passengers
Resources to Help Kids Going Through a Parent’s Deployment
DEPLOYMENT AND KIDS RESOURCES
- 6 Ways to Help Your Teen Navigate a Parent’s Deployment – free PDF
Military & Family Life Counseling Program (confidential, free counseling for military and family members worldwide. They’re trained to work with the military community. Call 1-800-342-9647 to speak with a counselor.)
Hug-a-Hero by Daddy Dolls: custom comfort items. Not just dads! They include moms, grandparents, and others.
Military and Family Support Centers
MILSPOUSE MATTERS EPISODE 32 – DEPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR YOUR MILITARY FAMILY
READING MATERIALS FOR KIDS GOING THROUGH A PARENT DEPLOYMENT
My Letter to Daddy, by Renee Walker (picture book) Listen to my interview with Author Renee Walker on Milspouse Matters podcast, Episode 24: Walking with Young Children Through a Parent’s Deployment.
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