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How to Lessen Stress That Comes With Military Moves

Military children move approximately six to nine times from when they start kindergarten to when they finish high school. That means on average, military kids move three times more often than their civilian peers. While these statistics may make it seem that military kids should be well-accustomed to moving, each transition can bring new challenges.

Age of the child, distance of the move, geographic separation from a parent who is deployed or on unaccompanied assignment – all are real variables in how a child will handle a move. Instead of accepting that stress is an inevitable by-product of moving for a military kid, parents and other adults should focus on ways to help military kids make easier transitions. Here are a few ideas to help keep moving less of a stressful event for a military kid:

READ MORE of our article in Issue 36 of Healing Magazine (page 16) ….