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Month of the Military Child - Celebrating Military Kids

Our nation’s Military Children have experienced two years of unprecedented disruption in their lives. Every child has missed out on opportunities, milestones, time with friends and much more due to the pandemic. Sadly, some have even lost parents, loved ones, teachers or friends. 

This year, to recognize Month of the Military Child in April, the Military Health System is offering recommendations for parents to help their children process loss and adjust to new phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other anxiety provoking events.

Message for Communicators

Celebrating Military Kids

Coping with Loss

Adjusting to New Normal

Graphics and Social Media Content

Month of the Military Child Graphic

Suggested Social Media Message: Welcome to #MonthoftheMilitaryChild! This month the #MHS and #DHA celebrate the strength and resilience #MilKids and families have shown through two years of COVID-19, and highlight tips and resources to help children as we move into new phases of the pandemic. https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Childrens-Health #MOMC #CopingWithLoss


Month of the Military Child Badge

Use this Month of the Military Child badge as an overlay to create your own local MOMC social media posts.


Purple Up Day: April 15

Month of the Military Child Graphic

Suggested Social Media Message: #PurpleUp today! Wear purple to show support for the military kids in your life today, and to honor the strength, resiliency and sheer might of Military Kids around the globe! https://health.mil/MKCHome  #MOMC #CopingWithLoss #MonthoftheMilitaryChild #MilKids


Month of the Military Child Graphic

Suggested Social Media Message: Communication is key to helping kids cope with loss, disruption, or grief. https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/activities/when-children-worry/ Sesame Street webpage
#MOMC #CopingWithLoss #MonthoftheMilitaryChild #MilKids

Month of the Military Child Graphic

Suggested Social Media Message: The past two years have been tough for everyone, especially kids. Here are tips for how to help your children process the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and adjust to the new normal. #MOMC #CopingWithLoss #MonthoftheMilitaryChild #MilKids https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/activities/when-children-worry/Sesame Street Communities webpage


Month of the Military Child Graphic

Suggested Social Media Message: As the COVID-19 pandemic moves to a new phase, it’s important to help children understand what that means in their community. Communication is critical, so talk to your kids about the “new normal” and answer their questions honestly and simply as possible.
#MOMC #CopingWithLoss #MonthoftheMilitaryChild #MilKids https://militarykidsconnect.health.mil/Caring-for-Our-Youth/ParentsMilitary Kid Connect website


Month of the Military Child Graphic

Suggested Social Media Message: Change is a constant for most kids. Parents can help them adjust to change by setting expectations, so they can anticipate a new routine and look forward to the end of the disruption.  #MOMC #CopingWithLoss #MonthoftheMilitaryChild #MilKids
https://militarykidsconnect.health.mil/Caring-for-Our-Youth/ParentsMilitary Kid Connect webpage


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Thank you for being a Military Kid

Video
4/12/2022
Thank you for being a Military Kid

Military parents read letters to their children, thanking them for all they do to support the mission. Thank you for being a military kid. Thank you for being resilient and supportive throughout our many years of service. Thank you for helping Mommy around the house and being so strong when I have to be gone for days, weeks or months at a time. Changing states, homes, schools and activities isn't easy. But you took it as a new adventure. The courage you have by going to three different schools in three years really makes me look up to you. I am blessed, thankful and grateful to have such beautiful and handsome, loving kids who not only support me but each other while I'm away. You are the reason why I work so hard. Thank you for always keeping your spirit. Most of all, thank you for being you. Your smiles, laughs and love are what I've gotten me through every day. I love you. And thank you for everything you do. This video was originally created for a 2019 Military Kids Connect campaign.

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Last Updated: August 08, 2022
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