Military Families

Military families come with unique traditions and challenges -- especially when one parent gets deployed. Here's how to help your family through the tough times, and make together time count.

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How Growing Up in a Military Family Has Shaped My Journalism Career and Parenthood Journey
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell reflects on the early life lessons from her military family that she's now passing on to her children.
How to Make Military Family Moves Easier on Your Kids
Moves can be tough on kids. If you're uprooting them often, there are still ways you can help them build strong communities in their new hometowns. 
How to Explain Deployment to Your Kids
Deployment can be a difficult topic to talk about with kids -- these tips can help deployed parents start a conversation.
9 Ways Families Can Stay Connected During Deployment
If you have a family member who is frequently deployed, bonding moments are even more important. Here are ways to make sure everyone stays in touch.
Military Families: Helping Kids Cope
How to help children of military families cope.

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This is What Family Looks Like When Mom & Dad Are in the Military
Air Force families like the Smiths know that their comfortable home life could be interrupted at any time. Here's what life looked like for the Smith family in 2003, when both parents faced deployment over seas.