Back to school in many military homes can be a scary time -- apprehension, nerves, and fear.
Our children are sometimes faced with many more challenges than the typical child due to frequent changes of location.
If we’re lucky, we can lessen the burden by moving during the summer or completing certain grades where a change in school would have been necessary even if we didn’t PCS.
While I think my girls are amazingly resilient, I still see that concern they have for the unknowns and the changes that are brought on by every new school year.
Thankfully, I’m not on my own. Not only are there military families that surround me to help and support, but there are wonderful organizations out there that deal specifically with these issues and have some relief in sight for our military children.
This back to school season pay special attention to these organizations/resources here to support:
Tara Crooks writes columns for several military publications, and is the host of Army Wife Talk Radio and cofounder of the popular website www.ArmyWifeNetwork.com. Army Wife Network is interactive empowerment for Army wives. Featuring Army Wife Talk Radio the original internet talk radio program for military wives, "Field Problems" a self-syndicated question and answer column for military families, "Field Exercises" live interactive events for military spouses, Loving A Soldier blog, featured columns, and a robust Facebook community. To find out more about Tara visit her blog, www.TaraCrooks.com and listen to Tara's T.A.L.E. her exclusive podcasts on Military.com.
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