Most service people would agree that, despite the risks, it is an honor and a privilege to serve their country. But life in the military isn't always easy-especially for kids whose parents may get called up to fight. This book looks at the challenges that military families face, such as deployment and frequent moves, but also discusses the ways in which military service can make a family stronger. "What is a family?" What used to seem like a simple question has grown ever more complex. The set explores the different types of family structures that have become increasingly common in the 21st century. The books provide not only objective demographic information but also friendly, accessible advice for kids with "nontraditional" families.