For many kids, summer means pools, unstructured time, and vacation. And forgetting. Some research points to a lost of an aggregate two to three years of reading level loss due to summer regression by the time a kid hits fifth grade. The loss is most pronounced in low-income students and owes to a variety of […]
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 […]
There are numerous articles which praise the strength and resilience of military kids. For the most part, I agree with them. I have four children who don’t know anything besides military life, and so far they are all doing well. Even though we move every few years, experience multiple deployments, have never lived near family […]
My husband and I were in the doctor’s office. I knew what the doctor was going to say. In the three months we had spent taking tests, asking questions, and talking to the doctor, I had been doing my own research. I was confident that my son had Asperger’s.
As a military brat, I get misunderstood by people who have directly served in the military and by civilians. The question, “Where are you from?” becomes a loaded one, and while–even as an adult–I am praised for being adaptable and flexible, those qualities have come at a cost. Being a military brat, and all that […]
Life with a toddler can be quite chaotic. Add in military life. . . and it becomes even more so. It’s a good thing that there are resources that can help you along your parenting journey during some of the most difficult years of raising a child. 1. MOPS MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. […]
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