Tuesday, April 3, 2012

10 Resources for Military Brats

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As I'm sure you've already heard, April is the Month of the Military Child.  What exactly does this mean?  To me, it's a reminder that I'm not the only one in this family making sacrifices for my husband's military career.  Not only are my children sacrificing as well, but they probably don't even understand why, which makes it that much more difficult. 

I love that there is an entire month dedicated to saluting our children. They deserve some appreciation, don't they?  And I hope that we continue to remember the unique needs of our military children during the other 11 months out of the year. 


That's why I compiled a list of resources just for military children.  I can't claim to have used all of these resources, but the ones I don't have personal experience with come highly recommended by families who do.  Whether they advocate for military brats' education, offer ways to cope through family separations, or provide a safe place for military brats to meet online and support each other, these resources all have the same goal: to help make these children's lives a little bit easier.

10 Resources for Military Brats

{BSF doesn't focus strictly on children like the other resources I'm listing, so I wanted to point you in a specific direction on this one.  To celebrate the Month of the Military Child, Blue Star Families is offering fun ways to honor our children, including a Military Child Essay Contest and a Certificate of Appreciation.  Also be sure to check out their other programs for military brats like Books on Bases and their newly launched MilKidz Club.}












Have you ever used any of these resources?  If so, what did you think?  What resources did I leave out?  Please share!




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