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5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Young Adult|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Life Prep

5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Young Adult

Follow my blog with Bloglovin 5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Young Adult It’s tough to remember exactly where the burning sensation started.  Perhaps I mistook it for a hot flash.  Before I knew it, I was excusing myself from the room, muttering something to my husband about this being HIS son.  Our good friend Shannon Hale at www.skiptomylife.com has kindly written this guest post letting us know how to avoid losing your cool with our young adults.  She has some great ideas! When Your Darling Child Comes Home From College… What could my rising freshman possibly

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9 Books to Enjoy With or Without Your Teen|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Just for Moms

9 Books to Enjoy With or Without Your Teen

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Great reading this coming summer! One thing that my youngest son and I have done is joined a Cool Mom and Son Book Club. He would completely disagree that we are cool moms, as would his friends that are included in this group. However, the other moms and I think that we are cool, and we have gotten our boys to read a great number of books, approximately one a month for over a year.  This just goes to show, the power of parenting can manage anything! This has been such a fun group of

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Backpack Essentials: What You Must Have|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
College Prep

Backpack Essentials for College: What You Must Have

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Backpack essentials for high school or college Packing an organized backpack for high school or college is essential to academic survival. It is much smarter to plan ahead for classes, emergencies, and daily occurrences than to just throw a bunch of stuff in your pack and go. One thing that all the students we asked had in common was that they didn’t think about any of this before they high school or college depending on the age of student we asked.  Now that they have been in school, these are the things that they make

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6 Books You Should Read if You're the Parent of a Teenager|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Just for Moms

6 Books You Should Read if You’re the Parent of a Teenager

Follow my blog with Bloglovin 6  (Now 7!) Books To Read When Raising Teenagers, In No Particular Order I was thinking the other day about all the information in my head about raising kids, teenagers in particular. I am a such a reader, that it is really hard to pin down my favorites, because I rarely meet a book that I don’t like.   We are all looking for answers, strategies, and ideas to try.  I tried to think about where I have looked over the years to help us when we were frustrated or upset, or just needing a

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Gift Guide for Your Teens Easter Basket|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Just for Moms

Gift Guide for Teen Easter Baskets

Easter is right around the corner! Get ahead of the game with these great ideas for your teen’s Easter basket… Just because our teens don’t believe in the Easter Bunny anymore, doesn’t mean we can’t spoil them with a few little gifts!  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.     Most of the posts that I tried to find to link to this article had really silly ideas for teens at Easter, so here are some that

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: "What are the Best Graduation Gifts?"|parentinghighschoolers.com
High School

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: “What is the Best Graduation Gift Guide List?”

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The Best Graduation Gifts Are you wondering what to give to the graduate in your life?  There are so many ideas out there.  I asked my older son who graduated from high school 2 years ago which of his graduation gifts he appreciated the most and/or has used the most. We also asked 12 other recent graduates, both guys and girls.  Here is what we found out with direct quotes about their favorites…     *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission

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