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How parents, children can work together to make school year a success

by Capt. Douglas Ray 16th MP Bde

Fort Bragg, NC | August 23, 2012

As the school year begins on Fort Bragg, the stresses of the military lifestyle on the Family are compounded by the demands of the new academic year. Children and parents are faced with competing demands on their time and attention.  

Perhaps the child is beginning the school year at a new installation after the parent’s permanent change of station move. A new set of faces and places can make anyone uneasy. We can add the stresses common to kids in every grade of being on time, having the right supplies, where lunch is coming from and a whole new set of expectations and tests to pass.

Emily Marsh, Department of Defense Education Activity and Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools North Carolina District superintendent, does not believe this time of year should be stressful to kids.

“We don’t see beginning school as stressful for children because school is a great place for children,” said Marsh.

Marsh is responsible for schools on Fort Bragg and Camp Lejune, N.C.  The Fort Bragg school system is comprised of 11 schools, educating more than 5,000 children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades.

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