January 2012 marks the tenth year since Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR partnered and started National Mentoring Month. The goal in its creation was to bring national awareness to the need for mentors so that more people could enjoy consistent, positive relationships. With the chaos of a constantly changing military lifestyle, one group that can benefit from a mentor is military children.
Whether it’s to cope with a deployment, the loss of a parent or just an extra friend to have, there are multiple mentorships designed for military children. Here are a few: See More
When families enter the military, they enter an entirely new lifestyle that only those living it can fully comprehend.
Bonds form quickly and strong friendships emerge from the mutual understanding and offered support. Those entering the military community for the first time might be surprised by the amount of camaraderie and closeness of the broader “military family”. It can be an entirely new level of friendship.
Military families can also begin to drift apart from even their closest civilian friends. Don’t worry though, there are some explanations of the differences in military and civilian friendships and we have some advice to help both types of friendships work. See More