Improving the Lives of Military Connected Children

10 Things Military Kids Want You to Know

10 Things Mililtary Kids Want You To Know

military kids in a classroom

Even though military connected children may be different in many ways, they all have one thing in common…a parent serving in the Armed Forces. Below is a list of the top 10 things military kids want you to know about how they feel and what they experience. This is the first step in understanding how to improve the lives of military connected children.

  • We are proud of our parent serving our country

  • We are serving too when our parent has to deploy or go to trainings

  • When our parent deploys, we cannot talk to them when we want

  • Military life is normal for us, we must be strong, “Suck it Up”

  • We like being recognized for our sacrifices and challenges we face living a military life

  • We experience separation changes and sadness

  • We see lots of places and new faces

  • We are always the new kid in school

  • We worry something will happen to our parents

  • We want other kids to understand what we go through

To download the full report by the National Military Family Association on “10 Things Military Teens Want You to Know ,” click the button below.

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