Q: How can I help my child earn stripes?
A: Our website, www.ISMA.us has a load of information on it to help your child with their merit stripes. Look under the "Students" Tab and then to the "Training Tools" section. Click on "Merit Stripe Training Tips" and then after reading the General and Merit Stripe info, look for the stripe your child is working on earning. Understand that some stripes are easier to earn than others and if your child has slowed in their progression of earning stripes, it may be because they have reached the more difficult stripes that are more detailed, have more elements within them, or take more effort to earn.
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