Military Child Month is a time to recognize and honor the experiences of the dependent children of military members serving at home, overseas, and the veterans.
Did you know?
Approximately 2 million military children have experienced a parental deployment since 9/11?
There are currently 1.2 million military children of active duty members worldwide.
Nearly 80% of military children attend public schools throughout the United States.
The average military family moves three times more often than their civilian counterpart.
There are nearly two million “total-force dependent children” including more than 900 thousand Army dependents, 400 thousand Air Force dependents, nearly 300 thousand Navy and approximately 118 thousand Marines dependents.
Here’s my daughter’s Pros and Cons of Being a Military Child
- Getting a lot of expensive things, like name brand stuff. When I was younger I use to get a lot of presents on Christmas and birthdays from my Mom.
- Being able to eat a lot of sweets/junk food with my Grandmother when my Mom is not around.
- Forces me to socialize with people, when I move to a different city or state.
- The separation, being away from my Mom for a long period of time.
- Wondering if anything bad has happened to my Mom when she is in a different country.
- Trying to see where I fit in, when I move to different schools I notice there are different vibes. Big majority of my classmates in one school are nice and the other school the kids roast each other out of love.
- Moving to different schools in different states has been hard on me because their education scale is different, one is higher than the others, one is more strict, more work, etc.
What experiences have your children had as a military child? Ask them if you can share their stories in the comments below or share on our social media outlets.