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Episode 7 – Advocating for Military Kids’ Education with Meg Flanagan

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Milspouse Matters Episode 7 with Meg Flanagan

This week, Jen’s talking to Meg Flanagan of MilKidsEd, who shares with us her passion for education, especially as it relates to military kids. 

Originally a classroom teacher, Meg has taken her expertise and uses it now to address common school problems and advocate for military families, whether it’s help with taming the homework beast, working with homeschooling families, helping families navigate the school system, or providing insight for families with special needs or gifted learners.

Meg also discusses the learning gaps that are common with kids that move often and practical ways to connect with your child’s teachers. Learn more about her book, Talk to the Teacher, and how it can help any parent with ideas to set up their child for success in school.  

Find out more about Meg’s background, what services she offers to military families, AND hear her best “scar stories”! She also shares about life in Okinawa where she’s currently stationed and her family’s experiences with the Marine Corps–and how every assignment is a favorite so far. 

Mentioned in this episode:  

Meg’s book, Talk to the Teacher

MilKidsEd – Meg Flanagan Eduation Solutions

Mike Rowe’s podcast, The Way I Heard It 

John Green’s podcasts

Find MilKidsEd on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest  


A list of some of my favorite resources for military kids!

Do You Know About These Resources for Military Kids?

Episode 51 – Homeschooling and Military Life

Homeschooling Through a Move

Episode 24: Walking with Young Children Through a Parent’s Deployment.

Episode 37 – Easing Transitions for Military Kids

CP Family Network – a special needs network:

EFMP – the Exceptional Family Member Program

Get Jen’s books:

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