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Middle School: Advice for Success|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Life Prep

Middle School: Advice for Success

Start Early–Middle School Middle school is a time of transition and growing.  Your child leaves elementary school, and has 3 years to be ready for high school!  How is this possible?  Here are some hard-won lessons learned from 3 kids gone through these years for middle school success. Both you and your teen have lots to learn.  It is a challenging time, but can be really fun if you get ahead with some of these strategies.  *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

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10 Tips to Making a College Care Package|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Just for Moms

10 Tips for Making a College Care Package

Love Your College Student When They are Away I often see posts from college parents in facebook groups looking for ideas to encourage and support their college students. There are many ways to give them a boost such as texting them a fun message or giving them a quick call, but the best way to uplift them is with a care package. Making a college care package does not have to be hard. If you follow these 10 tips for making a college care package, the task will be simple and fun.  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means, at

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7 Ways Help Your Student Prepare for Finals|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
High School

7 Helpful Ways to Help Your Student Finish the Semester Strong

Help your Student as They are Preparing for Finals Right now our students are super stressed with school.  Whether they are in high school or college, doesn’t matter, they are maxed out.  Now if your middle schooler is anything like mine, he’s just stressed out about having to get up and actually go to school (insert rolling eyes).  So, what can we do as parents to help our kids as they are preparing for finals?  Let’s help them to have the best semester ever! Here are a few ideas… *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no

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Great gifts for your teenage boys|www.parentinghighschoolers.com
Gift Guides

Gift Guide for your Teen Boy

Gift Guide for Teen Boys Buying gifts for my boys has always been really fun.  Finding great gifts for teenage boys can be challenging.  Hopefully, this post will help you as you begin your shopping this holiday season! As we begin this season of gift giving, we have really tried to instill in our boys a sense of gratefulness.  This is not always easy in this day and age.  Some ideas that have worked for us are listed below.  Each time the boys make money, whether it’s allowance, money they’ve earned at a job, or gift money for their birthday,

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Budget friendly gifts
Just for Moms

Budget Friendly Ideas for the Holidays!

Are You Ready to do More with Less this Holiday Season? There are many ways to celebrate 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 least not much. *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means, at no additional

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