Smart Parents in The Know: Ideas For Parents in May

by Melanie Studer

04/11/2021

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Ideas for Parents in May

What I’m learning and loving in the month of May, I 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. Here are some ideas for parents in May. Please know that I am thinking of you in these hard days, and will try to find fun and useful things to share with you each month!

(Here are the posts for March and April) 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 May. *This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My full disclosure policy is here.

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Learning:

What is mindfulness? Everyone talks about it…
mind·ful·ness (according to Oxford)
/ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/
the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
“their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition”
2.
a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
 
5 Reasons that mindfulness is good for you It is really easy to incorporate into your life, give it a try!
 
Mindfulness Tools
 
 

 

Did you know that Mr. Rogers was often quarantined as a child because of breathing problems? He used his imagination to get himself through these times.

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Loving:

Movie:

One of our all time favorites! We just watched it again as a family the other night, Secondhand Lions.  If somehow you have missed this- you must watch! A great coming of age film about a boy who is basically dumped with 2 great uncles that he doesn’t even know. Great stories come from these two old curmudgeons played by Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. The boy is played by Haley Joel Osment in his younger days.

Book:

Side Hustle Simplified

This was written by a 16 year old! Here are some things that he says in the description… 

During these past few years, I’ve learned a lot and executed and implemented like crazy. I’ve also made plenty of mistakes, and figured out workarounds and solutions to them. This book is not just a guide for how you can start making money on the side, but also a blueprint of ideas for you to expand upon.

While I cannot guarantee you any results, these exact methods have worked very well for me, and I am giving you every tip, trick, tool, technique and tactic I’ve learned and used, so that it can help you on your own journey.

I think that this would be a great book for any teen to read and get ideas.

Other books for considering careers for teens:

What Color is Your Parachute?

Careers: The Graphic Guide to Planning Your Future

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Could Change Your Life… And Maybe The World

Skip College: Launch Your Career Without Debt, Distractions or a Degree

Gadget:

Thermal laminator machine with clear pouches for laminating. I never in a million years thought that I would use this as much as I have. I got it for my classroom, but I have used it at home for things like laminating our car insurance cards and a couple of pictures for family. It’s small and really easy to use!

Holidays:

May Day -(1st), Kentucky Derby Day -(1st Saturday in May), Star Wars Day -(May 4th), Cinco de Mayo -(5th), National Teacher’s Day -(Tuesday, first full week in May), Mother’s Day -(2nd Sunday in May), International Nurse’s Day -(May 12th), Memorial Day -(last Monday of the month) These are just a few reasons to celebrate this month!

Quote:

The world’s favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May. –  Edwin Way Teale

Ideas for parents in May

I hope that you like my ideas for parents in May! Some other posts that might be helpful this time of the year: 5 Steps To Avoid Losing your Cool With Your TeensCinco de Mayo with Teens, Take A Mom Time Out, Books You Should Read If You Are the Parent Of a Teen

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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.

2 Comments

  1. “Second Hand Lions” is one of my all-time favorite movies!!

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    • I had forgotten how great it is! That is why it was my May recommendation! Such a sweet and original story:)

      Reply

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