Content tagged "military families"

Forbearance Plans for Credit Card Accounts

Personal Finance Updated: January 28, 2017

Agarwal, S., Chomsisengphet, S. & Mielnicki, L. (2008). Do forbearance plans help mitigate credit card losses? Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 29(2),...

Credit Card Ownership by High School Seniors

Personal Finance Updated: January 27, 2017

Scott, R. H., Jr. (2010). Credit Card Ownership Among American High School Seniors: 1997-2008. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 31, 151-160.Brief...

Consumers' Accuracy in Estimating their Credit Ratings

Personal Finance Updated: January 21, 2017

Perry, V. G. (2008), Is Ignorance Bliss? Consumer Accuracy in Judgments about Credit Ratings, The Journal of Consumer Affairs, 42(2), Summer, 189-205.Brief...

Student Loans

Personal Finance Updated: November 02, 2016

We have 10 fact sheets and resources to help students and parents understand student loans, identify other ways to pay for college, and manage student...

Specific Medical Conditions

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

Many military families are caring for returning service members who have experienced injuries while in combat. The road to recovery is often difficult and...

Caring for Those with Vision Loss

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

 Are you caring for a wounded warrior who has experienced vision loss due to military combat? Are you struggling to understand his or her condition?Medical...

Caring for Those with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

  Does your wounded warrior…If so, he or she may be experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many survivors of a traumatic event return...

Caring for Those with Spinal Cord Injury

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

Is your wounded warrior suffering from a spinal cord injury (SCI) that requires you to assist him or her with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and...

MFLN Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event

Personal Finance Updated: May 20, 2016

The Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event (VLE) is a 3-day virtual event aimed at connecting personal finance managers...

Kamala Glenn-Taylor, MFLN Family Development Guest Blog Author

Updated: March 24, 2016

Kamala Glenn-Taylor earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica W.I. and a Bachelors of Arts in...

Financial Security: Consumer Credit

Personal Finance Updated: October 21, 2015

Credit can be a successful financial management tool. Using credit allows you flexibility in managing your budget to purchase goods and services when they...

Strategies Child Care Providers Can Use to Help Young Children in Military Families Relieve Stress

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

If you are a child care provider working with children in military families, it is important to understand the stresses of military life and to find ways to...

Young Children and Reintegration: When a Deployed Parent Comes Home

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Welcoming a deployed parent home is such an exciting time for a military family! Even very young children catch the excitement of anticipating a long-awaited...

Seeing Themselves: Reflecting the Military Side of Young Children from Military Families

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Being a military kid is a big deal for a child! Big enough, in fact, for child care providers as caring adults to acknowledge and support it as part of the...

Coping with Change: Practical Ways That Child Care Providers Can Support Young Children from Military Families

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Child care providers know that if there's one thing about military family life that's predictable, it's that it is  unpredictable! Change happens. A lot....

Reflections of Military Life in Children’s Pretend Play

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

As Maggie surveys her active 3-year-olds on the playground, she notices one of the boys pointing a toy shovel like a gun out the window of the play...

How Child Care Providers Can Help Deployed Parents and Their Children Stay Connected

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

The separation of deployment is hard on everyone in a military family. But it’s especially difficult for families with young children because young children...

Provider-Parent Relationships: 7 Keys to Good Communication

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

 If we want children to thrive in child care settings, then it makes sense to intentionally build positive relationships with the adults who play the largest...

Supporting Young Military-Connected Children When They Are Most Vulnerable

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Child care professional Kara can tell when a parent of one of her toddlers is deployed simply by the increase in tantrums and clinging and the loss of skills...

Welcoming a New Military Child into Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Being “the new kid on the block” is a feeling many of us can relate to. Being in a new environment can be emotionally challenging. Leaving home, friends, and...

Preparing for Deployment: Stressors for Parents

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Perhaps the most disruptive, yet most common event for today’s military families is deployment. It's easy to believe that the separation of a service member...

Child Care and Military Families

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

The young children of military families need the same kind of child care experiences that all children need: care that is warm and responsive, learning...

Coping with Change: Young Children in Military Families Find Comfort in the Familiar

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

As a child care provider, you know the importance of familiar routines for young children. They like to know when and what to expect. This is especially true...

Supporting Dads in Child Care: Let’s Play!

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Supporting young children in child care includes helping to strengthen parent-child relationships. Many families who enroll their children in child care may...

What Child Care Providers Need to Understand about Stress in Military Children

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

There’s no question that military life can be stressful for all members of military families, including young children. Child care providers working with...

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