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Little Kids, Big Questions
is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Veteran Families Resources - Details and Downloads

Professional Materials

Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers 

Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers:  Supporting Young Children Affected by their Veteran family’s transition to civilian life, injury, or parental death.Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers:  Supporting Young Children Affected by their Veteran family’s transition to civilian life, injury, or parental death.

This Professional Guide was created to help those working with veteran families understand the culture of the veteran, the unique challenges faced by veteran families, and strategies that can be used to support their resilience.

Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers: Supporting Young Children Affected by a Veteran Parent’s Injury

Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers: Supporting Young Children Affected by a Veteran Parent’s Injury.

This booklet may be shared with parents who are coping with injury, whether visible or invisible.  Families can learn how their young child may be experiencing parental injury, while learning strategies to help buffer them from the potential effects of stress.

Family Materials

Supporting Young Children-Veteran Series 

These booklets will help Veterans who are parenting young children to focus on the unique experience their baby or toddler may have.

Transitions: Returning to Civilian Life

Transitions: Returning to Civilian Life

This title explores how your child may respond to changes as you leave the military and return to your community, providing you with ideas to help make the transition less stressful for your young child.

Taking Care of Yourself and Your Veteran Family

Taking Care of Yourself and Your Veteran Family

This booklet provides you with strategies to make sure you are practicing self-care as you care for others.  Babies and Toddlers will absorb what you are feeling, so it is even more important for you to manage your stress when parenting a young child.

Combat/Operation Stress: Invisible Injuries

Combat/Operation Stress: Invisible Injuries

This booklet may impact your relationship with your young child. This booklet helps you to think about what these injuries may mean to a young child, and how you can help to buffer your baby or toddler from being affected by that stress.

Coming Together Around Veteran Families® Flyers (Download All)

These 6 flyers offer parents quick tips on supporting their young child from common issues Veteran families face, including Transitioning to Civilian Life, Relocation, Stress and Behavior, Routines, and the importance of Self-Care.

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