14 Apr '17, 5pm

Month of the Military Child: military children cope with their own resiliency

Month of the Military Child: military children cope with their own resiliency

April is the Month of the Military Child -- a time to honor military children for their commitment, contributions, and sacrifices. Started by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the Month of the Military Child recognizes over two million children ranging from infants to 18 years old with one or both parents serving in the military. From frequent moves every one to three years and multiple deployments, military children have played an important role in contributing to the strength of our military families. However, it's not always easy and there are unique challenges for military children which their non-military youth counterparts will never experience. According to the Department of Defense, an average child in a military family will move six to nine times during a school career from kindergarten to 12th grade; an average frequency of three times more t...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/185225/month_of_the_military...

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