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Episode Info: Colleen Marchi is the author of Magical Order of Brave Knights, which is a book that helps children with separation anxiety and other bedtime fears, which can be common in military families. Links & Resources Order the Magical Order of Brave Knights – save 15% and get a free gift with discount code SIRWILLIAM Also available on Amazon, but without free gift, etc. Magical Order of Brave Knights on Facebook Magical Order of Brave Knights on Instagram Transcript Scott DeLuzio    00:00:03    Thanks for tuning in to the Drive On Podcast, where we talk about issues affecting veterans after they get out of the military. Before we get started, I’d like to ask a favor if you haven’t done so already, please rate and review the show on Apple podcasts. If you’ve already done that, thank you. These ratings help the show get discovered so it can reach a wider audience. And while you’re there click the subscribe button so that you get notified of new episodes. As soon as they come out. If you don’t use Apple podcasts, you can visit Drive On Podcast.com/subscribe to find other ways of subscribing, including our email lists. I’m your host, Scott DeLuzio. And now let’s get on with the show. Hey everybody. Today, my guest is Colleen Marchi. Colleen is the author of the Magical Order of Brave Knights, which is a children’s book designed to help develop strategies to conquer separation anxiety, and nighttime fears. So Colleen, welcome to the show. Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background? Colleen Marchi:    00:01:04    Thank so much for having me. I am wife to a veteran, retired Army Colonel, but lived the military life prior to him retiring. And I have a bachelor’s and master’s in psychology. I’ve worked in the field on and off with children throughout my career.  When my husband was deployed, my own son started having some struggles with separation anxiety, and it was affecting all of our sleep and that’s a real big problem for a lot of military families and children. And so, after probably a year of not sleeping for both of my son and me, I came up with a solution to help him. Scott DeLuzio    00:01:49    Yeah, that’s great. And actually, I’m glad you  touched on that because naturally I think listeners might be wondering why we might be talking about children’s psychology on a podcast that’s geared towards military veterans; but we were saying before we started recording here that I’ve had spouses on talking about relationship issues that military veterans go through and other types of things that don’t necessarily affect just the veteran themselves. It affects other people. And this is another one of those situations where the children oftentimes are forgotten in a lot of the services and support that the veterans are offered.  Let’s take a step back and start from the beginning about what problem that the book is looking to address, which is the anxiety in children ...
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