You might become a bit overwhelmed when your child joins the military. There is a new language to learn, new fears, new pride and so many other unexpected twists and turns. It takes courage to be a soldier, but it also takes courage to be a Blue Star parent!
We live in an information age, and we’re not used to having to think through what we would do in case of emergencies. We know most of our loved ones are just a few button pushes away. This remains true of your soldier in training (and even when he or she deploys), but there are a few things you can do now to proactively tackle what could be a difficult moment. See More