Our goal is to help military families – and their civilian friends – by sharing information on the topics we care passionately about!
Check out our favorite resources on everything from moving tips and tricks to the latest in education news to helpful parenting strategies in the following categories.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) – A non-profit organization that provides educators, families, and communities information, and training necessary to support the unique educational needs of military connected children.
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) – The Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.
National Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) – The National Parent Teacher Organization is an advocate to help your PTO or Parent Group succeed.
Department of Education (DoE)- ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Stanford University Advanced Learning – Guided by ongoing research at Stanford University, GiftedandTalented.com provides innovative educational tools, unmatched expertise and a supportive community to help students become advanced learners.
National Society for Gifted and Talented (NSGT) – The mission at NSGT is to advance the development of gifted, talented, and high potential youth, in the United States and abroad, through opportunities, advocacy, and exemplary programs and practices.
GreatSchools – GreatSchools is a non-profit organization with profiles of more than 200,000 preK-12 schools – public, public charter and private – and over one million reviews from parents, teachers and students sharing information about the schools they know best. They provide articles, worksheets, and videos to help parents encourage and support learning at home.
Post 9/11 GI Bill – The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) – DoDEA is committed to ensuring that all school-aged children of military families are provided a world-class education that prepares them for postsecondary education and/or career success and to be leading contributors in their communities as well as in our 21st century globalized society.
National PTA Military Alliance with Parents and Partners – A collaboration between organizations and the National PTA to work together and support the unique needs of military connected students. Information is provided regarding what PTAs can do to support military families in their schools.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – NASP is a professional organization for school psychologists. For NASP members there is a focus group, for non-members there are free resources on the unique needs of military students and building resiliency.
Education Nation Parent Toolkit – Studies show children whose parents are involved in their education do better in school. This toolkit is designed to provide you with useful tips and tools to support your growing child at all ages. The Parent Toolkit is a one-stop shop resource that was produced and developed with parents in mind.
Mindshift – MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics.
CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support.
National Education for Young Children – NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research.
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) – MISA is a national organization of school superintendent who serve school in districts with a high concentration of military children. MISA works on funding (Impact Aid), legislation, partnerships and programs for military families on the move.
Military One Source – Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, National Guard, and reserve members, and their families.
DoD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit – The DoD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared towards helping military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements.
United Services Organization (USO) – The USO provide an extensive range of programs for troops serving in combat, their families, our wounded warriors and their families, and families of the fallen.
Military.com – Military.com is the largest military membership organization, connecting over 10 million to benefits, news, resources, discounts and each other. Membership is free and gives you access to everything the site has to offer, from newsletters and alerts to Buddy Finder to their popular Shock & Awe section.
Blue Star Families – Blue Star Families is committed to connecting one another through the unique challenges of military service, strengthening military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and leading military family members towards opportunities to build strength in individuals, families and communities.
Conscious Discipline – Conscious Discipline provides a proven and comprehensive approach that empowers parents with the self-awareness, brain information, developmental knowledge and useable skills necessary to create safe, connected, problem-solving homes.
Positive Discipline – Positive Discipline is a program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best selling Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.
Aha Parenting – Dr. Laura’s relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones.
Brazelton Touchpoint Center – The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is committed to creating opportunities for learning and growth through collaborative, strengths-based, culturally-affirming approaches within its own organization and in its partnerships with all others.
1-2-3 Magic – The 1-2-3 Magic program continues to offer parents, pediatricians, mental health professionals, grandparents, teachers and even babysitters a simple and gentle-but-firm approach to managing the behavior of 2 to 12-year-olds, whether they are average kids or special-needs children.
Dr. Michele Borba – Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.
ZERO TO THREE – ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.
PBS Parents – PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.
National Military Family Association (NMFA) – NMFA is the “go to” source for Administration Officials, Members of Congress, and key decision makers when they want to understand the issues facing military families. Through the support and programs provided to military families, and their respected voice on Capitol Hill, and at the Pentagon and Veterans Administration, NMFA looks out for the families who stand behind the uniform and for those who serve.
4-H Military Partnerships – 4-H Military Partnerships create opportunities and provide support to military connected youth whether they live on or near an installation, in our communities, or on overseas installations. 4-H clubs and opportunities provide consistency in belonging and an opportunity to develop life skills through a positive youth development framework.
Boys and Girls Clubs – Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the U.S. Armed Forces have partnered to help children of military families face the unique challenges of military life. This partnership provides children of military personnel with critical youth development programs and activities, giving families the vital support they need. In addition to these programs, one-year, no-cost memberships are provided to children of the approximately 70 percent of families who live outside military installations.
Operation Purple Camps – At Operation Purple Camp, being a military kid ROCKS because it brings together kids from all ranks and services, including National Guard and Reserve components. They bond through a unique and memorable “purple” summer camp experience, which includes everything from kayaking and hiking to rock climbing, and zip lining.
USA Safe Kids – Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.
Our Military Kids – Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for sports, fine arts and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country.
Third Culture Kid – TCKid is a registered non-profit organization that serves as an active global community of Third Culture Kid (TCK) adults and youth across geographical boundaries.