The Rollercoaster of Being a Military Kid
Understanding the Struggles of Moving Around Frequently
Adjusting to New Schools and Making Friends
Navigating Parental Absences During Deployment
Overcoming Feelings of Isolation When Relocating
Finding Positive Ways to Connect with Home When Away
Developing Resilience Through Adversity
Adversity is a familiar companion along life’s journey. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, or any other unexpected setback, life has a way of throwing us curveballs. Developing resilience is vital to bouncing back from these trying circumstances. Resilience is not an innate characteristic but a capacity we can develop over time. There are many ways to cultivate resilience, such as building a support system, practicing self-care, and developing positive coping mechanisms. By doing so, we can navigate life’s difficult moments with greater ease and come out stronger on the other side.
Moving around can be a challenge, but by seeking out positive ways to cope with the unique experiences that come along with having a military family, it’s possible to develop resilience and strength. Everyone has the opportunity to make friends in new places, stay connected to home, and manage their emotions. While it may take time and patience to adjust, ultimately supporting each other through difficult times can bring families closer together and help individuals thrive despite adversity. When parents deploy or work requires relocation, remember that it’s ok to feel sad or lonely sometimes; however, as long as we use our resources wisely, there will always be hope for a better tomorrow.