ERIC Number: EJ827341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
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The Young Military Child: Our Modern Telemachus
Cozza, Stephen J.; Lieberman, Alicia F.
Zero to Three, v27 n6 p27-33 Jul 2007
For thousands of years military children have been faced with many challenges that result from the combat deployment of their parents. These challenges are likely to be particularly burdensome to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers because of their emotional and cognitive immaturity, their reliance on magical thinking, and their dependence upon their parents for healthy development. This article outlines the challenges that modern young military children face, focusing on parental combat deployment, parental combat injury, parental postcombat health consequences, and parental death. Readers are reminded of the unique needs of young military children and the culturally informed services that are necessary for them to overcome these challenges.
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Child Welfare, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Barriers, Injuries, War, Death, Family Environment
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