This post originally appeared on Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life.
April is the month of the military child. These boys and girls live a different type of life but they are resilient and can benefit from military life too. Here are 12 means about parenting and military children.
It’s hard to plan when you don’t know where you will be living in a few years.
Yep, sometimes with these kids, cereal is the best thing to serve for dinner.
This really is one of the hardest parts. You need to be there to comfort your child when they are missing their mom or dad so badly. At the same time, you are hurting too.
Yes! Love those Daddy Dolls!
Now wouldn’t that solve so many problems?
The new school year at a new school can be pretty scary. Be there for your child as they start and go through the process of making friends again.
A week isn’t too long for the military child that is used to having to wait a lot longer.
Yep! Each of my kids was born in a different place!
Seriously! When you have to go months and months without family time, you know how special it really is.
Yep! Such is the life of the military brat.
Yep, even grosser than a dirty diaper.
And when Mom or Dad gets home from the deployment, the kids will get their parent back and there will be nothing but smiles. Seeing them together after so much time apart is a wonderful feeling. As you make your way through this military life, your kids will be there right alongside you.
Be there for them and help them through any struggle that they have. Keep them busy when your spouse is away and make memories together even if someone is missing. They will enjoy talking about what fun they had with your deployed spouse. Remind them that they serve too and they are blessed to be the children of those who have signed up to serve their country.