7 Good Reasons Teenagers Should Play Sports

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Teenagers Should Play Sports! More and more teenagers are passing on the opportunity to play sports — and that’s not good! It’s a bit unsettling to know that while most teens ages 13-17 are physically able, only about 40 percent of them are active in any sports activity , competitive or recreational. Unfortunately, the downward trend may likely continue because today’s young people are being lured into “activities” that require only the movement of a hand, such as video games, social media or web surfing. If you’re a pre-teen or teen and you haven’t played a sport yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a try! Beyond the simple enjoyment … Continue reading

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Is Your Teen a Leader?

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Would you like your teen to be a leader? Before we continue, let us be clear that being a leader and being a “star” are not the same thing. While there is certainly nothing wrong with popularity or achievement, leaders stand out more for their character and actions rather than for their talents or bragging rights. True leaders, in fact, are not motivated by recognition as much as they are by purpose. Being a leader is about making a difference in the world … and paying the price. True leaders possess at least three very important traits: they are responsible, they care and they act. Leaders are responsible. Leaders can be … Continue reading

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A Dictionary of Military Terms

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Say What??: A basic dictionary for military boarding school parents   Just like any career field, the military has its own jargon – and it’s quite extensive! If your child is attending a military boarding school, he or she will definitely learn to speak a new language. Even if it sounds like English, you might be thrown for a loop the first time your child comes home and starts to speak to you. If you’d like to know what “wall locker,” “pogey bait” or “PT” mean, refer to this basic military dictionary courtesy of Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas, and learn some common military words and terms. MIILTARY WORD … Continue reading

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Military time made easy

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What time is it?  Military time made easy   Unless you work in an international industry, such as a global airline, most Americans never fully grasp military time. After all, “zero, two-hundred” (0200), “fourteen-thirty” (1430) and “twenty-three hundred” (2300) all sound more like money instead of time, right? Military time is based on a 24-hour clock, which is why the numbers on the clock go from 00 to 23. The United States, however, uses the 12-hour clock, which is why the numbers do not go past 12, and the “a.m.” and “p.m.” must be used. While most Americans may not need to learn military time, it is actually quite useful … Continue reading

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