From the Homefront: Working together to eliminate anxiety about the new school year

As the buses arrive the anxiety rises, both for parents and kids. The end of summer is the beginning of school, and with that comes nervousness about a school year filled with unknowns. Learn how to calm those fears! One Coast Guard spouse took matters into her own hands and developed a program to help kids adjust to their schools. Meanwhile, Coastie kids offer advice to each other about how to get the most out of this school year.

Coast Guard families celebrate the first day of school. Photo illustration by Shelley Kimball.

From the Homefront: Back to school 2015

I don’t know about you, but as a parent, the new school year fills me with a bit of trepidation. And if we are new to a school district, I worry even more. I put together some resources for military families as we greet the new year. There are a lot of (free!) programs out there to help us adjust, no matter what obstacle we’re facing.