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Parents: Are you asking yourself, "How will we be paying for college?" |www.parentinghighschoolers.com
High School

Parents: Are You asking Yourself “How Will We Pay for College Next Fall?”

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Can You Afford to Pay for College? Have you saved enough to pay for college? If yes, I applaud you.  If not, maybe you’re just like me, hoping to find scholarships to help offset the cost and future debt for your kiddo. Paying for college is no small feat.  Read on to find out where you can find money! I hear many of stories of how people pay for 100% of college with grants and scholarships. I am in the midst of trying to figure out this process with my sons who are currently in

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Fill out the FAFSA
High School

FAFSA: What You Need to Know Right Now!

The FAFSA can take hours to fill out. Do not wait for the due date. There are documents that you will need to have in hand to make this process much easier. Take your time and don’t make mistakes. Fill it out ASAP to receive both need based and merit based aid for your student. Here are some helpful tips for filling out the FAFSA.

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Five Parenting Techniques|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
College Prep

5 Positive Parenting Techniques

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Chapter 1 *I’m in the process of reading  U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)  written by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter, MD. They teach a course at NYU on the “Science of Happiness” which is one of the most sought after courses on campus. Their book is chock full of positive parenting techniques! It’s a “how to” guide for thriving in college and beyond.  I think that it will also help me improve my parenting techniques, a win-win!  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means, at no additional cost to you, I

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Is Your Teen Headed Back to College? Strategies for Success| www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Relationships

Is Your Teen Headed Back to College? Strategies for Success

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Have you got a teen headed back to college in a few days? Have you had a great holiday/summer together? Are you ready for them to go back? If you have a teen headed back to college then here are some tips for success that can be discussed with your student. Our break been such a great time together!  It is amazing how “smart” my boys now are! The opinions keep on rolling out about everything! Evidently my husband and I aren’t really in the know about anything! (Insert rolling eyes here!) Pin for later!

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Budget Friendly Ideas for the Holidays| Budgeting for the holidays|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Just for Moms

Budget Friendly Ideas for the Holidays!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Budgeting for the Holidays-Fun Strategies Are you ready to do more with less this holiday season?  There are many ways to handle budgeting for the holidays.  I tell myself every year I’m going to save up or shop early and it never fails, life intervenes and my budget is shot.  Sound familiar? Here we are just 2 months out. There is still time to plan!  I’ve have been searching the internet and asking friends for ideas on ways that they spend their holidays, and surprisingly, most of their favorite gifts don’t cost anything, or at

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First apartment|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Life Prep

My Son, An Onion, and His First Apartment

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We recently moved our middle son into his first apartment. Last year, it was a dorm, now he’s moving into his first apartment. This means essentially, that our son will never be moving back home again.  Moving him into a dorm was hard work, and I was a little emotional because it was the end of an era. I knew that we would all miss him, especially his little brother. But, I also knew that he was embarking on a new adventure, and that he would have lots of fun in college. Therefore, I didn’t

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