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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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Why You Should Get A Dog For Your Military Kid

Of the 300 military children surveyed, 70% confirmed they have a family pet, and that they were actively involved in taking care of it, according to a study conducted by Tufts University. Having a military parent who is away for extended periods is hard for kids. Children with deep attachments to pets cope better withContinue Reading “Why You Should Get A Dog For Your Military Kid”

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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”

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Keeping your Kids’ Brains Active this Summer

Whether your children are homeschooled or attend public or private school, children will continuously learn and grow their minds through the curriculum being taught to them throughout the school year.  There are great benefits to continuing education over the summer, but whether your children go to school or are homeschooled, many kids don’t want toContinue Reading “Keeping your Kids’ Brains Active this Summer”