Ideas for Parents in June: 10 Timely Tips

by Melanie Studer
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Ideas for Parents in June that will be helpful!

Here are some ideas for parents, 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 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. My full disclosure policy is here.

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Ideas for Parents in June What I’m Learning:

{2020- (I’m leaving this in for historical reference!)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 rona”, 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?

2022- This summer is all about selling our house and downsizing into 2 tiny apartments for the next school year as we build a house outside of our city limits. I am sure there will be some stories!

Ideas for Parents in June What I’m Loving:


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.

Here is a link to my ongoing list of favorite books on Amazon!

Scholarships for June:

Bowseat Ocean Awareness Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 13, 2022
  • Award: $100 – $1,500
  • Eligibility: This is an international Contest and is open to students ages 11-18 who are enrolled in middle school or high school (or the homeschool equivalent) worldwide.
  • Submit: Your original work (art, creative writing, film, website, music, dance, or poetry) in response to the prompt.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

Deadline:  June 30

Award: One student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.


  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be attending or planning to attend an accredited US college or university
  • Must be a high school, college, or graduate student

How to Apply

  • Complete the online form
  • Write a short essay (no more than 500 words) answering one of the following questions:
    • Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?
    • How has cyberbullying personally affected you?

Dr. David Ghozland Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Award: $1,000


  • Applicant must currently be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Applicant must also be majoring in human biology, chemistry, anatomy, or related sciences major working toward a degree.

How to Apply:

  • Write an essay of up to 1,000 words (maximum) that answers the following question: What branch of science are you most interested in pursuing a career in and how do you feel like you will contribute to the medical field?
  • Email your essay to Subject line should read, “Dr. Ghozland Scholarship Application.”
  • In the body of the email be sure to include your name, school, major, email address and phone number.
  • Attach your essay and a copy of your transcript in .doc or .pdf format.


Bissell Steam Shot -This little machine is the bomb! As we clean out places, I have used this so much. It got gunk out of my son’s sink, loosened up ground-in dirt in our two main doorway treads, corners of closets, etc!! For less than $50, it has been the best purchase I’ve made in a long time!

Helpful term to know with teens:

ForbearancePostponing loan payments for up to 12 months—interest will accrue for both subsidized and unsubsidized loans. You have to qualify.


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.

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

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

  2. These (with some exceptions like the scholarships) are great for those of us who no longer have teens! Thanks for sharing.


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