Ideas For Parents in January: 10 Timely Tips

by Melanie Studer

12/20/2021

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Ideas for Parents in January

What I’m learning and loving in the month of January! I will talk about a few things that I am learning and loving in my life right now. This may include recipes, books, movies and gadgets, etc. So, here are some ideas for parents in January.

I will do this sometime during each month. (Here are October, November, and December) Let me know what you are learning and loving so that I can add that to future posts! *This post may contain affiliate links. My full disclosure policy is here.


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Learning:

Need some proof that teens are doing good works in this day and age? We hear al the time about problems that teens get into and bad things that they do. Here are some amazing examples of positive things!

Here is a great story about some teens that rescued some kids in the surf.

Here’s another story about a cheerleader coming the the rescue of a younger kid.

A teen develops armor to block stray radiation during chemo treatments.

Teen makes prom dress for older sister, flooded with other requests!

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Loving:

Book:

College Bound

College Bound: The Ultimate List of Conversations to Help Your Teen Through High School is a down-to-earth means of addressing life after graduation.

With useful terms and outlined conversation ideas, these techniques will thoroughly prepare you for the critical discussions you and your child need to have, including plans for college. By following this convenient guide, you’ll find the information and courage you require to equip your baby to successfully leave the nest.

Movie:

Have you seen Peanut Butter Falcon? Oh my goodness! It was so great! Such great lessons about friendship, acceptance, bullying, and love. The cast is great, and it was so much fun to watch with our boys. It is rated PG-13.

Gadgets:

Have you tried this stuff? It is amazing! I have some by my bed and by the couch downstairs. I love that it is fragrance free. And, the price! Less than $7 for 16 oz. I could not survive winter without this.

Quote:

As you step into this new year, be bold enough and daring enough to believe in the abundant good that has been prepared for you.“—Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Helpful term to know with teens:

Estimated family contribution—EFC -this is determined by filling out the FAFSA.  It is the amount that the government thinks your family should be able to pay.  Its exact definition is  “a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law.”  (I think we could live on rice and beans and maybe afford our EFC!)

Holidays:

Festival of Sleep Day (3), National Bagel Day (15), Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday), National Hugging Day (21), Chocolate Cake Day (27), Inspire Your Heart With Art Day (31)

I hope that you have learned some things with these ideas for parents in January!

Timely post  for January:

Headed Back To College

How To Plan a Budget for College Next Year

15+ Best Gift Guides for Teens for Events Year-Round

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

25+ Movies for Valentine’s Day All About Love!

Advent Calendars for Valentine’s Day

Decorate a Teen’s Room/Dorm Room For V-Day

49 Ideas for Teens at Valentine’s

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Hello! My name is Melanie and I love to encourage moms of teens and tweens!

Are you ready to create a stronger, healthier relationship with your teens? Do you want to do all that you can to foster a stronger bond with your family? 

I will give your encouragement to take care of yourself in the midst of this messy place that we call life. I’d like to help you with some strategies to make things a little bit easier.

Let me help you to parent more confidently. With more love. With more connection.

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