in the extended family also. I believe that the best thing that can happen in the life of a child is to grow up around an extended family and in doing so to experience the love associated with belonging to such a unit.
Military life is hard on the service members. It’s hard on the spouses. And it’s really hard on the kids. As much as we’d like to think that we universally arm our kids with great coping skills, maybe we really don’t. Maybe it’s just not enough for some.
According to a study out of California released recently, military adolescents were more likely than their civilian peers to use drugs, abuse alcohol, carry a gun to school and participate in physical violence. They were 50 percent more likely to report substance abuse.
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