For the Sake of the Child

Conversations about the challenges Military-Connected Children face as they navigate multiple education systems from birth through high school.

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Nov 20th, 2018 by militarychild at 8:10 am

In this podcast, family therapist and author of Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids, Dr. Anne Fishel, talks about common obstacles to dinners, picky "selective" eaters, and conflict at the table.  She will also share ideas on how to overcome barriers to having regular family meals and her work as the Co-founder of the non-profit, The Family Dinner Project

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This podcast has been brought to you by HEB. 


Nov 15th, 2018 by militarychild at 9:35 am

Eric Waldo, Executive Director at Reach Higher, cuts across policy, advocacy, and community engagement to further the goal that the U.S. once again leads the world in terms of college graduates.


Nov 12th, 2018 by militarychild at 11:54 am

Thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice.  In this bonus Veteran's Day episode, Tara talks with Marine Veteran spouse Rosemary Williams about the Active Duty to Veteran transition. Rosemary is the Executive Director of Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) who previously served as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Public Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.   

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To reach out to Rosemary:

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Nov 8th, 2018 by militarychild at 8:01 am

Navigating the regulations and procedures associated with the Post-9/11 GI Bill and staying up to date with current changes can be complicated. Listen is as Karen Beatty, a Veterans Affairs Benefits Advisor and Site Lead answers common parent questions about transferring benefits and talks about some of the new updates. 

After listening to our podcast, Join us for a FREE interactive MCEC Parent to Parent webinar on the Post 9/11 GI Bill with Katja, Karen and Tara to learn even more!

Click on the link below and register to participate.

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Thank you to the Hickam Officers' Spouses Club for sponsoring this podcast!

Nov 1st, 2018 by militarychild at 11:01 am

This podcast on the 7 C’s of Resiliency is the first in a monthly series with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, who is the Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens and Raising Kids to Thrive, a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine, and a Professor of Pediatrics.  He is also Director of Health Services at covenant House Pennsylvania, where he serves Philadelphia’s homeless and marginalized youth. Listen in to learn more about how you can raise a resilient child.


Books and reading with military children encourages early literacy, fosters a love of reading, while building connections that promises they will be lifelong readers.  This week we will talk to Molly Haskin from United Through Reading about how UTR story recordings can help military children build the three R’s through the read-aloud experience. MCEC board member, educator and Chief Public Affairs and Education Officer for Bostick Global Strategies Renee Bostick shares some of her favorite books for military parents and kids.

Oct 23rd, 2018 by militarychild at 8:18 pm

Join two Parent to Parent master educators as they answer some common questions that we get at the MCEC headquarters when it comes to middle school math.



Oct 18th, 2018 by militarychild at 8:45 am

Want a strong start for your young military-connected child?  Join us as we talk with Julia Yeary, Director of Military Family Projects for ZERO TO THREE, about the benefits of early connections and some practical resources available from ZERO TO THREE and Babies on the Homefront.

Oct 11th, 2018 by militarychild at 9:32 am for eligible U.S. Military Families offers on-demand, online tutoring and homework help for free. Senior Director of Military and Federal Programs, Pamela Brehm, and Joan Rooney, Vice President of Instructor Management will join us on today’s podcast to tell us more about how eligible service members and their dependents can receive academic help with live, expert tutors available 24/7, anywhere they have an internet connection.


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Oct 4th, 2018 by militarychild at 7:15 am

Through the Interstate Compact, MIC3 addresses key educational transition issues encountered in public schools by military children. In this episode, Cherise Imai, MIC3 Executive Director, and MCEC ex-officio member of the Interstate Compact Commission, Dr. David Splitek, talk about what the Compact is, along with the specific educational issues the compact addresses, the students it covers, and who parents can contact for additional support.