5waysformilitarykidstoflourishatnewschoolPCSing is inevitable in the world of the military family. For those who don’t know the acronym PCS stands for “Permanent Change of Station,” which is confusing because in the military we are nomads moving from place to place every few years. For adults the transition may be a bit easier because we are usually comfortable in ourselves and for the most part have a say as to whether we need to make friends or be a loner.

Military kids on the other hand don’t have that option because they have to go to school and socialization is part of the experience. It’s hard enough to be the new kid but having to be “that kid” every few years is even tougher.

With PCS season just ending many military children will be starting school in a new location. Here are 5 great tips to help make the transition to a new school an easier one.

Click here to get the scoop on Army Wife 101’s list of ways for your military kids to flourish away at their new school on Operation In Touch.




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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of SoFluential.com a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

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