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Back to School in a New Town

Content Courtesy of USAA Member Community By Briana Hartzell Transitioning from summer’s long days and endless playing is hard enough — add in a new town and a new school, and it can be nerve-wracking! The first and most important step in preparing for a new school year in a new town is to communicateContinue Reading “Back to School in a New Town”

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Preventing the Summer Slide: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

Guest Post By: Tricia Ross Summer vacation is here and shutting off those alarm clocks comes with the temptation to put education on hold to just have fun. According to the Department of Education, “on average students lose the equivalent of two months of math and reading skills during the summer months.” So why notContinue Reading “Preventing the Summer Slide: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer”

Military Kids/Special Needs

Important Life Lessons to Teach Teens by Age 16

Do your kids think they know everything? If so, they might be teenagers. Or, at least, they’re on their way. But even though teens may look and act like full-grown adults, they aren’t. Their brains are still developing, and they need guidance from the adults in their lives. That’s where you come in. There areContinue Reading “Important Life Lessons to Teach Teens by Age 16”

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10 Reasons I Love Valentine’s Day

I love Valentine’s Day, yes I’m one of those people. I love it and I’m not ashamed to love it. I love the pink and red flowers, frilly cards with hearts and drippy love poems, the romance and lovey-dovey of it all. I still loved it when my husband deployed on Valentine’s Day (yes, heContinue Reading “10 Reasons I Love Valentine’s Day”