Ideas for Parents in June: Some Great Wins

by Melanie Studer


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Ideas for Parents in June

Here are some ideas for parents in June, things I’m learning and loving in the month of June.  This may include recipes, books, movies and gadgets, etc. Please know that I try to find fun and useful things to share with you each month!

(Here are the posts for March and April and May) Let me know what you are learning and loving so that I can add that to future posts! Without further ado, here are my ideas for parents in June. *This post may contain affiliate links. I also participate in other affiliate programs. My full disclosure policy is here.

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Ideas for parents in June



{2020- (I’m leaving this in for historical reference!)This has been a month so far. There is so much going on world-wide as well as nationally. Rawness. Sorrow. Hate. Love. Where to start? 

I actually think that that is the key–start. Start the healing. Start the conversations. Start to empathize. It’s not enough, but I wrote a blog post for parents to try to understand, and hopefully start some conversations. The title says for teens, but there are resources for adults as well, and I honestly love YA books anyway! Here is the link to my post

As for “the Corona”, here is a link to an article regarding the safety of different summer activities.}

2021- As we come out of the school year, and as the numbers of Covid cases are going down, there are more options available for us again. I look forward to going places without a mask! I look forward to traveling again! And, mostly, I look forward to a summer off after my second retirement from full-time teaching😀



The Power of One – (PG-13) This movie was based on the book with the same name. It’s set in apartheid Africa, and is based on the story of a little boy growing up with ideas that are opposite what most white boys of that time are thinking. We should all take a page from this one!

So many lessons! Bullying, standing up for what is right, being coachable, overcoming hardship… I could go on and on! This is one I had not thought of for my Best Sports Movies Ever for Teens post, but am definitely adding. 

My boys were talking about us re-watching this now that my youngest is old enough to see it. I remember loving this!


I love adult coloring books! They are awesome, and so relaxing! There are so many fun ones to choose from. Here is one with a flower theme, one with mandalas, one with animals as a theme, and one with a lot of patterns


The Happiness Project -Rubin  This is such an interesting read! It was different from anything that I was expecting. I read this awhile ago, but it still resonates. With all the chaos in the world right now, this might be a good time to pick this book up, if you haven’t already read it. There is a journal to accompany this wonderful book. The cool thing is that you only have to write down one sentence, so it’s not a huge commitment.


National Donut Day (first Friday in June), D-Day WW2 (6th), Best Friend’s Day (8th), Flag Day (14th), Juneteenth (19th), Father’s Day (3rd Sunday), Forgiveness Day (26th), Hug Holiday (29th)


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you  know what you know. You are the guy (or gal) who’ll decide where to go. -Dr. Suess

This is true now even more! Your students decided whether to do the work or not. To study or not. To put forth effort or not. I had 3 boys home during the pandemic, and all 3 used the time differently. Moving forward, it has been interesting to watch how they have used their time. I can say that one of my favorite things has been more time with my boys being here. 

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Ideas for parents in June

I hope that you like my ideas for parents in June!

Some other posts that might be helpful this time of the year:

How to Plan a Budget With Your College Bound Teen,

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  1. I love sharing your great ideas with parents Iknow.


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