Kids

My son’s first Valentine’s Day at school in Germany left me scrambling at the last minute. I’d made it to the base Exchange too late — the traditional boxes of themed sign-and-tear cards I remember giving away to my classmates when I was a little girl had long-since been sold out.
To quote Gustave Flaubert, “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Even children can become humble during their travels. Below are eight lessons your kids will learn from traveling.
Dreading leaving your toddler with the babysitter or at daycare and want to prepare him?
Virtually every parent who has left a toddler with a caregiver has experienced the crumpled face, the arms velcro-locked around your knees, the wail that rips through your heart.
I grew up in a small town with several strands of trees less than 100 yards away.
Trying to entertain your kids? Going on European trips with them? Make some of these European-inspired crafts with your children this summer to get their minds curious about the cultures around them.
Editor's Note: This story was written by an 11-year-old visiting Normandy, France for the first time.
At long last, you’ve landed a final interview for an awesome job overseas.
As a kid, it was always such a joy to write my letter to Santa each year. I’d flip through the JCPenney toy catalog to create an epic wish list of Barbies (I realize I totally dated myself with this admission).
All parents want their kids to get good grades at school. But why does being a good student matter? Most important, quality of life. People who can do enough math to handle mortgages and taxes, who understand the financial and political forces that affect their personal lives, who know something...
Take advantage of these great SKIESUnlimited classes for your children and teens.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 16, the flight line on Ramstein Air Base becomes a paradise for shoppers. During these four days, the massive hangars house more than 130 merchandise vendors — including several new ones — from all over the world.
Tots and Tales Storytime at the Rheinland-Pfalz Library is an entertaining event with flannel-board fun, finger plays, songs, activities and nursery rhymes! It promotes educational development and reading readiness in young children, ages 12-24 months.
Whether you are pumped to send the kids back to school or bummed that you have to wake up way too early, it’s best to be prepared for the upcoming school year. After a summer of lax bedtimes, playdates and vacations, getting back into a good routine can be challenging.
Parents, it’s time to “Hero Up” your child’s diet for back to school! That’s right — summer is almost over (POW!) and school is nearly back in session (BAM!). It’s time to hang up their super jammies and get those kids back to Super Hero Training (aka school).
Some duty stations in Europe do not have DOD schools in some or all grades. Dependent students in these locations are served by the Non-DOD Schools Program (NDSP) which provides access to English language educational options. This program is not available to local civilian hires.
Keep your child’s summer fun with programs available through Army Child, Youth and School Services and Force Support Squadron Youth Services!
CYS programs