Remembering a specific first day of school is something many of us can relate to, maybe it’s the first day of third grade or the first day of middle school. Spirits are high but so is the anxiety of the unknown. New students navigate new teachers, new classrooms and for military kids that might have just moved, they navigate new schools in a new city. Now throw into the mix, one of the parents is away on deployment and they are most likely missing that extra emotional support. The deployed parent is also missing the experience and wishing they could be there.
Sharing a big event like back to school with your deployed loved one can take some creativity, but the extra effort can help connect your family to sharing this moment in time across the miles.
Here are some easy ideas to help when you're preparing for the school year, while still keeping your deployed love one connected and involved in the process:
These are just seven ideas to keep your spouse connected to your kids as the excitement and preparation begins for back to school and ultimately the start of the school year. Do you have an idea to share?
How have you kept your spouse involved in preparing your child(ren) for the first day of school? Will your kids be back in the traditional classroom setting or learning virtually or a combination of both?
Originally published in 2021 updated in 2022
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