During the month of April, we celebrated our military children and their ability to adapt and overcome the many challenges that military families face. Military children learn from the beginning that change is a part of everyday life.

While military kids are accustomed to change, that doesn’t mean it is always easy for them. Children have feelings. They miss their friends and family. They long for the way things were at the last duty station. They hope for better things at the next. They get angry and sad when their military parent has to say “see you later.” They become frustrated when the new school does things differently than the last.

Knowing how to respond to transitions can help military kids thrive during the uncertainties that transitions bring. For more resources to assist children, visit your local Child and Youth Programs, Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), or School Liaison.