Childrens Minister For England Hears About The Life Of Military Children

Posted on June 27, 2018

Her report says the “all-encompassing character of a military lifestyle means service children can experience ‘growing-up’ quite differently from their peers”. “The mobile lifestyle of many military families can be tough, with children telling us that multiple school moves leave them feeling unsettled and anxious about achieving good grades,” it says. One 12-year-old girl told the researchers: “I’ve moved nearly every two years. I’ve never finished a school. “I’ve just been moving around a lot with my family. I moved from Germany to Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland to England, so I’ve moved houses so many times.”

Some of the children interviewed spoke about the anxiety of being separated from a parent. “My dad went away to the Falklands and he went away for a year. And I missed him like every second because I knew how long he was going away for,” said a nine-year-old boy. “And the thing that I didn’t like about that is because he missed Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, my birthday, my mum’s birthday.” A nine-year-old girl said: “Not having Mum there, not talking to her lots, because mums are usually the person that you talk to when you’ve gone back from school and you’ve had a really rubbish day.”

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