April: Month of the Military Child
This is going to be quick because I need to get outside and play with MY favorite Military-Brats. It is their first day of Spring Break. It is over 70 degrees outside. There is no reason for my to be behind the computer EXCEPT as a quick reminder that April is Month of the Military Child! What a wonderful group-of people to celebrate. I am one! I may be 36… but will always be a Brat! It has defined me, and continues to define me.
My own children, are a different sort of Brat. They may not PCS every two-years like I did as a child but they have seen their father head off to war and have missed him for a year at a time.
There is no ‘standard’ brat in today’s society. That is for certain.
So before I head out to enjoy the sunshine … I thought I would leave you with some great Military Brat Resources! I hope you enjoy them and then go and enjoy your own ‘Brats’!
Month of the Military Child Web site
Defense.gov – Special Report: Month of the Military Child
Operation Military Kids Web site
USO Announces Sesame Workshop Tour Dates
New DVD Helps Children Deal With Deployment
From the Military Child Education Coalition: Education Resource Center
From the Military Education Coalition: Deployment / Seperation
How to Prepare Your Kids for a Move
Moving Tools: School Report
Study Explores Deployment Impact on Older Children
Surviving as the New Kid on the Block: Coping with the First Day at School
Finding the Positive in Goodbye
– Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com