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Co founder of Comfort Crew for Military Kids, Trevor Romain is a sought after children’s motivational speaker who has spoken to over 250,000 military kids, helping them become healthier, happier, and more confident.
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In this episode, Trevor Romain—motivational speaker for children on the topics of bullying, coping with divorce, and understanding grief—discusses the biggest challenges military children face today. A parent’s deployment can be a great trauma for a military kid—add to that the fact that most military families move every three years, and it can be a recipe for disaster in the life of an otherwise resilient child. Making new friends, trying to fit in, learning new cultures—all of these things can lead a child to withdraw or act out.
Adults often tell military kids, “Suck it up. You can handle it.” What the kids really need, however, is a safe space to be vulnerable and ask for help dealing with their emotions. As a parent, it is important to communicate the facts to your child’s authority figures. For example, ask your child’s teachers to keep you in the loop if your child’s behavior changes, then work together to find a way to support your child in his school life. Encourage your child to seek out a friend or two among other military children, and do everything in your power to build up a support group for the days when your child is not-so resilient.
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