In Professor Child’s Children of Military Families series, children teach others what it’s like to have a parent deployed in the military by sharing their personal stories. We hear what deployment means to them, the struggles they have faced, and how they have worked through challenging times. The authentic advice they offer will leave viewers with a sense of hope and an understanding that they are not alone in experiencing the deployment of a loved one. Each volume includes a companion workbook with numerous discussion questions and creative exercises corresponding to the film.
- In Volume 1, The Experience and Feelings, chapters include My Story, Deployment, We are Unique, and The Good and The Bad.
- In Volume 2, Ways To Cope, chapters include What Helps, Advice to Kids, and What I Would Change.
- In Volume 3, Homecoming and Military Pride, chapters include Homecoming, Advice to Parents, If I Had a Magic Wand, What Makes You Proud, and I Am.
Why we like it: The video is very well created and the children interviewed were very articulate and able to express very important and heartfelt feelings about the pros and cons of living in a military family. It is often much more effective for children to learn from their peers, instead of simply another adult. I believe this fact can be very helpful in having the children watching the video identify with their peers being interviewed.