Join Mother Goose and company as we celebrate the resiliency and strength of military kids for the whole month of April! Since its original proclamation in 1986 by Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger, The Month of the Military Child has been recognized as a time to support the kiddos of American military families who endure much in the name of freedom.
No other population group in our country moves as frequently as the military family. Changing schools and churches, saying “goodbye” to friends, packing up their stuff and heading down the road to Dad or Mom’s next army post, navy port station or Marine base. For all outward appearances, these kids seem flexible and adjustable, but trust me, they are feeling the stress of moving just like everybody else.
And it’s not just the relocation stress that gets to them sometimes. There are kids with dads or moms who have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan or some other place on the other side of the world. There’s sadness, anger, confusion, and fear associated with these deployment cycles.
Plus there’s just life in general that sometimes comes barreling into a child’s life. Who doesn’t get that?
For the month of April, Mother Goose has some very interesting stories in the works! We will be interviewing REAL military children about their hopes and dreams, their challenges and their victories. There are many projects in the works that show support of these kiddos, and Mother Goose will be there to get all the good stuff and share their stories!