Welcome to the world of military parenting. Perhaps you knew that your child
planned to join the military or maybe it came as a shock.
Whether you come from a military family, were a military spouse, or have no
experience at all, the first months of training are very stressful. And I am just talking
about the parents!
We want to help you navigate these first weeks of training so you can transform, just
like your son or daughter as they train to become their best selves.
Whether it is basic training or officer’s candidate school, service academy Plebe
Summer or ROTC indoctrination, there are some similarities. You will have little to no
contact as they go through an intense physical and mental training environment, and
there is very little you can do to help them. That combination can make for a very
stressful time for you as a parent since it is most likely diametrically opposed to life
before the military. It’s a big adjustment!
Our hope is that by learning more about the big picture we can give you tools to cope
with boot camp and beyond, when their military life can bring even greater