“We’re being deployed again.” This is likely the repeated voice of many military spouses who tend to be female and under the age of 35. Military families relocate 10 times more often than the civilian population, on average every two to three years. Military couples tend to be younger and have young children at home more than their civilian counterparts (USO and dosomething.org – 11 Facts about Military Families).
These conditions along with the challenges presented by exiting and re–entering different schools often can contribute to learning challenges or delays among the military family children. One to one or small group tutoring can be an antidote to these delays by providing extra academic support and social emotional support for the kids and their parents.
Since 2001 more than two million American children have had a parent deployed at least once. Along with the separation, about 30% of the children reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks during the past year. This creates conditions that make academics more challenging.
Please tune in for the 97X radio PSA show “QC Veterans Roll Call” at 7:00AM on 10/9/16 for my interview with Jeno Berta JAG Command – Rock Island Arsenal/National Guard.