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Being the NEW KID is Awesome!

Not. Nope. Sorry. Being the NEW kid can really rot. Being the “new kid,” even when you are an adult, is very hard. Confusing might even be a more accurate description of the situation. And, when you are the new kid, over, and over, and over again, it can be very difficult to figure out…

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I’m the ONLY Military Kid At My School

Pulled from the pages of Issue #2 of MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE magazine. **** I’m the ONLY Military Kid at My School By Ethan, age 11 Have you wondered if you are the only military kid at your school? Well, what if you KNEW you were the only one? I have been an Army kid for…

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10 (MILITARY KID) Scholarships You NEED to Know About

  There are lots of scholarship lists out there for military kids but it’s a BIG headache searching for the best ones to apply for AND kids feel lost in an endless online search that results in outdated information and broken links. STOP the scholarship insanity! We asked Stacy Huisman, military-connected writer and military kid-expert extraordinaire, to…

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Why Bullying The New Kid Is Really Rotten

Being the new kid is never easy. It is a huge adjustment when moving to a new town. You have to go on a new bus… where you probably have no one to sit with. You have to go to a new school… where you probably don’t know anyone. You have to go to lunch……

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Stay Or Go? The High School Balancing Act

Less than 20 percent of active duty military kids are around high school age, but the issues they face due to moving are often more complex then younger children when it comes to their education. Transferring credits to a new school can create worry about classes that won’t count toward graduation. Then there is the issue of…

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Always the New Kid

I am always the new kid, The last picked for teams. The one who sits alone at lunch, Even when the cafeteria is bursting at the seams. I try out for sports only to be told to try again next year. They don’t realize another move makes the possibility of that unclear. There was that…

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5 Things to Remember Before School Ends

Personal recommendations: For a sports team, school services, or any program important to your child, a personal letter from a coach, teacher, or program leader with their contact information can go a long way for smoothing the road on the other end of a move. Teachers can be hard to contact over the summer and people may…

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