It comes in many forms. Most of the time, it isn’t really meant the way it comes out.
* My husband had to leave the military because he was gone all of the time and parents shouldn’t be away from their kids that much.
* I left the military because I couldn’t be the father I wanted to be while I was in.
* A woman should never become a mother if she’s in the military. It just wouldn’t be fair to any kid.
* How can you be away from your kids so much?
So is it true? That serving in the military means you’re a bad mom or dad?
It’s so important to remember a few things if these words shake your belief in your parenting as a military family:
* Don’t let the decision another family makes chip away at your faith in what works for your family.
* Fathers and mothers who have 9 to 5 jobs may never be as present as you are, even if you are not home months out of a year.
* Being away from your kids doesn’t mean you love them any less.