Surviving September Start UpPreparing for College or University Made EasyPreventing Summer Learning LossTackling Kid’s Stress and Building Resiliency

Surviving September Start Up

For all families, September is often an incredibly stressful time and especially when you have children. For military families, there are some added complexities. If you were posted, your children might have a ton of anxiety about starting a new daycare or school, making friends, being welcomed and accepted, etc. If you are remaining where...
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Preparing for College or University Made Easy

It’s never too early to prepare for the upcoming school year, particularly if attending college or university this September. There are a few simple things military families can do to ensure this transitional school year is a successful and productive one for everyone. “We want students to love being at school, feel engaged, and comfortable enough to...
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Preventing Summer Learning Loss

The last day of school is an event every student and parent can hardly wait for, finally a break from the tests, homework and projects that dominate the family’s daily schedule. Unfortunately, viewing summer vacation as a complete vacation from learning can result in a big learning loss. “Kids can lose up to two and a half...
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Tackling Kid’s Stress and Building Resiliency

  The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) regularly runs the innovative program Kid’s Have Stress Too! to address some of the unique challenges military children face. Facilitators teach families that strong, healthy parent and child relationships are key to raising resilient, productive and mentally healthy children. “Kid’s Have Stress Too! is excellent in providing Canadian Armed Forces...
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