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    The Military Family: A Crisis on the Horizon

    I’m out here in the trenches and I’m listening…and from what I see I think it’s time someone starts talking candidly about what’s really going on in our military community before it’s too late. There is a crisis on the horizon and we need someone to stand up and let the country know what’s happening with respect to military life. Perhaps one day this crisis will be over, but for now I’m just hoping that someone will listen. I know if I were to address the nation and every military family I surely wouldn’t start off by saying that the state of our military community is strong; because that would be a lie. I…

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    7 Top Tips for Parenting Your Military Child (Because it’s different)

    Many of the parenting “experts” just don’t get what it’s like to be a military family. The fact is that being a parent to a military child is different and they need different coping skills that their civilian counter parts. From the time they are infants, our mil-kids must learn to adjust to new people, situations and environments like no other child does.   They have to learn to make friends quickly and say goodbye too often.  They must adjust to the times when their parent is gone on assignment, sometimes without much warning at all. For military families, birthdays, holidays and special milestones are different and it’s no surprise that you need to have a bigger bag of…