One of the most difficult things a military child will endure is having a parent deployed. During these deployments, children will have little communication with their parent and will not see them for months or even years. Hear about these experiences and how real military children cope with this hardship.
Hear Their Stories
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Jack has played sports ever since he could walk. He has played all kinds of sports, but mainly focuses on soccer and baseball now that he’s older. His dad was and is incredibly influential on his ongoing athletic success.
Hannah Glathar was born in Florida, currently lives in Virginia, and has lived everywhere in between. A 21-year-old senior at Cedarville University, Hannah has lived in ten places, including two foreign countries.
Rebekah is a sixteen year old sophomore who enjoys dance and theater. Growing up as a military child, Rebekah had to adjust to changing dance schools often. For Rebekah, this is both a blessing and a curse.
Military children live unique lives. They are cultured, but not always because they want to be. They are often forced to be. Most military children move an average of seven to eight times in their lifetime. They leave behind friends, schools, and homes for a new place where they will have to start over. These continual transitions affect children socially, emotionally, and academically. It has been said that military children say goodbye to more significant people by the time they are 18, than an average person will in their lifetime. While difficult, these changes produce flexible, enlightened, and welcoming personalities. It is important to realize that the children of our servicemen and women sacrifice too, often during a time where they’re still developing emotionally. As a result, these children are frequently required to grow up faster then most.