Discuss the Role of the Military with Your Daughter and/or Son

Today's kids hear about topics and events that they wouldn't have, and perhaps shouldn't have, in the past.

At a time you deem appropriate, begin to introduce your children to the idea that countries need to defend themselves from others that don't like the country. Explain that while each American citizen needs to continuously do things that keep the country strong (i.e. citizen actions), there are certain Americans who sometimes have to fight our enemies. Explain that the military is the organization that trains Americans how to fight and that oversees the fighting. Then explain how Americans get into the military and so on and so forth.

Discuss Role of Military

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