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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Sep 19th, 2019 by militarychild at 11:28 am

The family plays a major role in a military child’s social convoy.  Dr. Toni Antonucci, Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan talks about military lifestyle influences and ways to stabilize a child’s convoy of social support. 


This podcast has been made possible because of the generous support from the Mildenhall Spouses’ Association.

Sep 12th, 2019 by militarychild at 2:06 pm

1 in 5 Children in the United States Experience a Mental Illness.  Gerard Migeon, Director of Marketing at Clarity Child Guidance Center a nonprofit treatment center specialized in children’s mental health talks about mental wellness for military children, parenting strategies, warning signs for parents to be aware of and ways to find help for a child.


This podcast has been made possible because of the generous support from the Spouses’ Clubs at Warren, Scott and Vance Air Force Bases.


Sep 5th, 2019 by militarychild at 12:34 pm

In this podcast, Deborah Stein, Network Director for the Partnership for America’s Children and the Count All Kids Campaign, and Jocelyn Bissonnette, Director of the Funders Census Initiative, talk about a major problem facing the 2020 Census-- the undercount of young children, why it matters, and what parents, schools and community members can do to be sure ALL kids are counted. 

Count All Kids:

Registration link for the Sept 10 webinar:

Census curriculum for pre-k through 12th grade that helps raise the visibility and understanding of the Census and why it’s important to fill out among parents.  These materials are a great resource for Statistics in Schools Week March 2-6th as well. Constitution Day Resources for the 2020 Census:

Factsheet from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Residence guide sheet that addresses military:



Aug 29th, 2019 by militarychild at 2:07 pm

Steve Bumbaugh the head of College and Career Access at the College Board shares SAT and college preparation tips, resources and scholarship opportunities available to all students.

With 20 hours of practice using the free personalized SAT prep tool with Khan Academy there is an average 115 score gain for students.

In 6 critical steps starting junior year of high school, help alleviate some of the stress associated with the college process and be rewarded for grit, persistence and effort with the College Board Opportunity Scholarship at:

Big Future- college finder tool.

College Board Military-Focused College Planning can be found at:

Aug 22nd, 2019 by militarychild at 9:51 am

Shawn Francis from the College Board talks about the new changes with Pre AP courses and their relevance for highly mobile students.  

Aug 15th, 2019 by militarychild at 1:55 pm

Brown University student, Evan, talks about how he turned challenges in high school into opportunities.  He offers advice to other military teens about college, balance, giving back to the community, sports, deployment and much more.  This is a conversation that you will want to share with your kids.   

Aug 8th, 2019 by militarychild at 3:13 pm

Dr. Bob Grimesey, Superintendent Moore County Schools, military dad, educator and community leader shares about how his county uniquely serves military families along with what has been the driving force behind his desire to serve this community.  


Parent to Parent:



Aug 1st, 2019 by militarychild at 6:45 pm

As your young adults prepare to head back to college, listen in to hear some tips on what parents can do to help their kids gain crucial money management skills and what every college student needs to know about credit from Executive Vice President for Communications and Operations for the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) Andia Dinesen. 


Are you interested in diving deeper into the topic of kids and money? Login to our FREE Parent to Parent webinar recording of "Show Me the Money: Teaching Children the Value of a Dollar" 


Jul 19th, 2019 by militarychild at 12:02 pm

Ms.  Kim Joiner, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Strategic Engagement, talks with our guest S2S host Jaren about an opportunity for all Americans to better understand the military lifestyle through the Know Your Military Initiative.  Join the conversation  at #KnowYourMil or become a supporter at

Jul 18th, 2019 by militarychild at 2:50 pm

Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer, Distinguished Professor at the University of California Davis and Dr. Stephen J. Cozza, Professor Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University, provide a snapshot of what they will be sharing at the MCEC NTS on the report on the Well-Being of Military Families from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Infographic:

 Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society Report is available. Click Below