If you’re a military parent, you know how your children serve our country. In his recent Month of the Military Child proclamation, President Biden declared: “these young people live out the words of the poet John Milton, ‘they also serve who only stand and wait.’ We see their service and thank them for it.”
what do kids need to remain or to become strong during challenging times?
Here are three critical needs they have:
1. connecting with you, their parents
Connecting with your kids when times are tough is difficult. In a recent interview with us, Trevor Romain shared some of the most important secrets that parents can use to reconnect with their kids. Trevor has spoken to tens of thousands of children and parents on military bases all over the world in the past 10 years in multiple USO tours.
Here are a few key lessons and stories from his talk:
2. ways to deal with challenges
Here are four of the top challenges that our military kids face, some common difficulties kids experience as a reaction to those challenges, and some tips to help your children through them.
3. a strong support system
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 nurturing environment was a community effort. A strong support system within the military culture can ensure the rewards outweigh the challenges. Click here to read more.
Kids want to imitate their parents and appear strong through difficult times. However, if you have a feeling something’s not right, read this and trust your parental instinct. Also, continue to care for yourselves to remain a strong care takers!
Thank you for your service and take care!
The Clarity Child Guidance Center Team