High School Survival Kit for Parents

High School Survival Kit for Parents!|yayas2cents.com

Navigating high school with your child is like riding a roller coaster. Some days you feel like all is well.  One day your kid comes home and is freaking out over grades, friends or maybe just really despondent over any number of things.  The range of emotions a family goes through can be intense and overwhelming at times.  So, strap on your seatbelt, you’re in for a ride!  *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 and make a purchase. But let’s start at the …

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Parents: Are You asking Yourself “How Will We Pay for College this Fall”?

Have you saved enough for your child to go to college debt free? If yes, I applaud you.  If not, maybe you’re just like me, hoping to find scholarships to help offset the cost and future debt for your kiddo.  I hear and have read lots of stories of how people pay for 100% of college with grants and scholarships. I am in the midst of trying to figure out this process with my daughter who is a college freshman. Paying for college is ridiculously expensive.  For the amount it costs today, I could have gone to college 5 times over. …

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5 Positive Parenting Techniques


  Chapter 1 (Affiliate links are included in this post) I’m in the process of reading  U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter, MD. They teach a course at NYU on the “Science of Happiness” which is one of the most sought after courses on campus.  It’s a “how to” guide on how to thrive in college and beyond.  Yes, positive psychology is all around us and it’s probably because our culture is thirsty for it.  But let me say, by page 30, I was hooked.  This book really should be used in our …

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