We used to worry a lot about our children being “military brats.” But, when we really started to think about it, we saw the military more as a benefit to them than a disservice. What kids do you know who do not see “different” and all play as one big family, have such pride in community and get to relocate all over the world?

Sure, we worry about deployment and separation, but kids are resilient and they are learning how families can stay connected and love each other despite their location.

That does not happen by accident. Behind every military child are military parents who work hard to enhance the lifestyle that is handed to our “brats,” even before they can appreciate it. We make it our mission to navigate the journey for our whole family when new adventures arise.

Here you will find a list of organizations, Web sites, and books that address your unique situation.

Start here, but also, feel welcome to join the rest of our community by becoming an AWTR listener, visiting our facebook page  and reading our Expert and Experience Columns. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, be sure to tell us.


Web sites
National Military Family Association
Military Child Education Coalition
Blue Star Families
Zero To Three

Visit our Resource Database and look through our Family category or search the keyword “children.”

AWN Children’s Booklist