The Military Family s Parent Guide for Supporting Your Child in School

The Military Family s Parent Guide for Supporting Your Child in School

Written by: Ron Avi Astor

  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publish Date: 2015-04-25
  • ISBN-10: 9780807772096
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Book Summary

While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This unique guide provides parents with the information they need to choose a welcoming school or daycare program and suggests steps they can take to advocate for their children. It also highlights the types of questions parents should ask about how their children are faring socially, emotionally, and academically, such as: What can I do to help my child make a smooth transition to a new school? How can I support my child academically? What resources or staff does my school have to meet the needs of military children?

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