Children love to help, but sometimes it’s a challenge to figure out what they are capable of helping with. With a little planning and applying what you know about your child and what he or she can do, you can come up with a list of daily and weekly chores that even the smallest ones in the family can do.
Shyness can be hard to overcome for children. Being able to make new friends, communicate with new teachers and talk to new neighbors is an essential life skill, not just for military children.
Shyness can be part of a child’s personality, or it could be a result of something situational. Regardless of reason, shyness is simply an emotional reaction to being around people who you do not know or are not used to yet. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to cope.
Being a “military brat” is often a badge of pride for both children and adults. I know because, not only am I a military veteran, I am also a “military brat”. My father served in the Army for 22 years. We traveled to Europe and around the US, met all sorts of people and encountered a variety of cultures. Sometimes military kids can become a bit smug when they relate their life experiences to their “normal” friends.
The nation has watched carefully as dedicated athletes powered through the first week of competition at the 2012 Olympics.
A prime example of this transition to Olympic glory is Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old gymnast who edged out tough competition to win gold in the all-around competition after helping bring home a gold for Team USA just a few nights before.
Although by now you’re familiar with her name and brilliant work, you may not have known that Gabby is a proud military kid. Gabby’s father, a Staff Sargent with the Air National Guard, has faced three deployments since 2003.
Summer break is nearly over for most kids across the country. The transition from a carefree summer with looser schedules to a demanding schedule can be a little bumpy for some, but there are a few things you can do to make the back-to-school transition a little easier for your student — as well as for yourself.
Marvel has just released the latest issue of their special Avengers comics honoring the military. This series, started by Marvel in 2005, is distributed freely to service members and their families at Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) locations.
As military families, we are used to having to tackle the harder subjects in life, and we hit them head-on. We know we need to be honest with our kids about war, and about what our deployed service members are facing. However, there is always a balance between the truth about tragedy and information that could be too overwhelming for younger ears.
I was thinking about the horrific shooting early Friday morning at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater. How can we explain this tragedy and others like it to our children while maintaining a sense of trust? How can we assure they can be safe and still meet good people in this world?
Summer is in full swing, and managing everything that comes with it can be difficult. Although family vacations and outings are certainly highlights of the season, it’s safe to say planning the perfect getaway or even afternoon is stressful in the lives of already busy families. On top of that, you want to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal on your next summer purchase. How do you find great military bargains without using up some of your precious family time? We’re here to help you save time and money. We’d like to introduce our Summer Military Deals and Discounts Guide that contains more deals than one could dream of using in a summer.
Military families love to have an occasion to celebrate patriotism and our great nation!
If you are like me, you’ve been anticipating the Fourth of July for months now. It’s truly one of my favorite holidays. It’s not just the fireworks and cookouts; it’s the time of year when we reflect on birth of our great country. The Fourth of July reminds the world exactly what our military members have sworn to protect — our precious freedom!
Using crafts is a fun way to teach the history of the Fourth of July. Crafts are also a fun way to boost morale and get the kids engaged. Instead of simply watching fireworks, they can make a little of their own magic with some of these great craft ideas.