Raising Kids When You Are In The Military

Children in military families change schools more often (averaging 6-9 schools) and experience additional stress related to their parents’ deployment. Thanks to many organizations like the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) for their focus on helping military children.

The AASA reports these statistics about military children:

  • The average military family moves three times more often than their civilian counterpart.

  • The repeated and extended separations and increased hazards of deployment compound stressors in military children's lives.

  • One third of school-age military children show psychosocial behaviors such as being anxious, worrying often, crying more frequently.

Given the increased stress these children are under, they benefit from extra support.

Parenting Classes for Parents Who Are in the Military

It is extremely helpful when both parents are on the same parenting page. Even if you and your partner are currently in different locations, you can take one of the excellent online parenting classes together starting today. After completing the 6 hour class, you will receive a certificate of completion.

If you would like to take an instructor led course, call 425-770-1629 for more information.