Four $mart Ways to Reduce College Costs

Whether you have put away a little or a lot, Marine Military Academy is offering you four smart ways to reduce the cost of your son or daughter’s college education. After all, a bachelor’s degree from a state university now totals about $19,000 a year when you factor in tuition, fees, books and room and board — and costs usually inch up each year! Investing in your child’s future won’t be cheap, but below are four strategies to help you $ave on your child’s college education. 1. College credit tests If your high school student has successfully completed an Advanced Placement course, make sure he or she takes the AP … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Build Your Teen’s Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence

Self-confidence at MMA

5 Ways to Build Your Teen’s Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence All parents want their teenagers to grow into happy and successful adults. Many think it starts with a strong education, but it actually begins with something more basic. A good education certainly opens many doors, but it is your son or daughter’s level of self-esteem and self-confidence that will better determine how far he or she goes in life. To be clear, self-esteem is how you feel about yourself while self-confidence is your ability to believe in yourself and is related to your actions. Self-esteem affects self-confidence, and vice versa. Teens who possess these strengths are much less likely to make … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why an SAT or ACT Prep Camp Makes $en$e

SAT Prep Camp

Some parents are skeptical about the value of SAT or ACT prep camp or course. Does my son or daughter really need it? Is it worth the price? These are legitimate questions, so perhaps the best way to answer these questions is to consider the facts. More students are attending college than ever before. While this is a positive trend, it has also created a lot of stiff competition. It is no longer good enough to be “smart.” With so many qualified applicants, high school students who wish to attend a highly competitive college need to do more than rank in the top 15 percent or maintain a 3.5 GPA to … Continue reading

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Choose military camp, not fat camp!

climbing wall at summer camp

Would you like your teen to lose weight? Choose military camp, not fat camp! Today’s children are more likely to die at a younger age than their parents due to obesity and the health issues that tag along with it, such as diabetes and heart disease. Childhood obesity is a real problem, and it is still on the rise. Though the United States has a reputation for having too many overweight kids, the epidemic is now widespread in many other countries, such as Greece, Mexico and China. For good reason, more parents are sending their teens and pre-teens to summer weight-loss camps, or “fat camps.” If you are a parent … Continue reading

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