Teens in Military Families and Online Learning

Teens whose parents are members of the United States Armed Forces often experience a high level of anxiety and stress in their lives. Their families may relocate frequently, putting teens in the position of having to make new friends, whenever they start school. Some teens may take on more responsibilities, in order to help their families while one parent is deployed on active duty status, and thousands of teenshave seen parents return from active duty with serious injuries.

The stress of being a military family member may cause students to fall behind on schoolwork. Sometimes, students themselves are members of the military – at age 17, teens are eligible to enroll in the National Guard. Whether in the military or a member of a military family, teens may be able to catch up on high school coursework through online classes.

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