Workshops Help Soldiers Face a Hostile Force: Their Children

Researchers at the University of Minnesota want to make sure brave soldiers remain effective parents. Credit: Getty Images
Soldiers returning home from war often face another hostile force ... their own children.
Deployment can take...
Researchers hope to help soldiers and their children cope with the stress of deployment.

Amazing Kid: Brianna Cart

Amazing Kid Brianna Cart sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas. Credit: Maryanne VanBurger
Amazing Kid: Brianna Cart Age: 16 Grade: 11th Home Town: Owego, N.Y. School: Homeschooled Favorite Ice Cream: Rainbow She...
Brianna Cart sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas.

Children Getting More PTSD, Less TLC From Parents Returning From War

Studies show children get PTSD from their parents Credit: Jessica Hill, AP
Memories of war haunt not only returning soldiers, but also the children they thought they left safely at home. Bumper stickers say insanity is hereditary; you get it...
Bumper stickers say insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. Post-traumatic stress disorder works in reverse. Particularly in military families, children get it from their parents.

Military Kids Face Emotional Challenges as Deployments Grow, Study Shows

Stress is an unavoidable part of life for military kids, especially while a parent is deployed in a war zone. A study published this month in the journal "Pediatrics" is the first to comprehensively explore the emotional and academic impact of h...

Single Mom Soldier Refuses to Go to Afghanistan

Army Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, with her son, Kamani, could face criminal charges after refusing to deploy to Afghanistan, saying she had no family able to care for her child. Credit: Alexis Hutchinson / AP
A soldier who is also a single mother rema...

Dad calls from Iraq, son gets suspended

Master Sgt. Morris Hill is serving his country in Iraq, a long way away from his beloved sons back in Texas. Luckily, these days, we have the means for people on opposite sides of the planet to talk to each other in real time, almost without regard t...

Birthday girl gets a man

Even though she was only turning seven years old, young Amber Birdsall wanted just one thing for her birthday -- a man. Of course, it wasn't just any man she was after, it was her stepfather, a United States Army soldier stationed in Guantanamo Bay, ...

Mom sends silly string to troops

Who knew Silly String could serve a purpose beyond fun and games? In Iraq, soldiers use the stuff to detect bomb trip wires before entering a room. When sprayed from the aerosol can, the string travels about 10 12 feet through the air. If it hangs in...

Product Recall: "Soldier Bear" Toy Sets

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service of Dallas, Texas and Toy Century Industrial Ltd. of Hong Kong, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Invincibles Transport Converters Toy Sets. The paint o...


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