When a parent goes to battle, martial kids grow up fast

In Pennsylvania, Tyler Dix, a 16-year-old film buff, is wide awake by 7 a.m. to cook feast for his younger siblings.

In Georgia, Tucker Simmons, a 14-year old novice guitarist, prepares ice packs for his mother whenever her chronic lower back pain kicks in.

In California, Kaylei Deakin, an avid 17-year old rock hiker, disciplines her little sisters when they act out.

Tyler, Tucker and Kaylei are three teenagers from across the country who have very different interests, but one experience that bonds them: They grew up fast, sometimes too rapidly, to fill the shoes of mom or dad when their parent was shipped off to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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