How to Limit Your Teenager’s Stress During Exam Time

It’s the most wonderful time of year, with joyous thoughts of the holidays and decorating, buying just the right presents, parties, getting holiday cards, and final exams for your teenager. This time of year can be fun, but it can also be stressful for everyone in the family. We are running around, trying to...

Why It Pays to Share Our Stories With Our Kids

This week our family will make our annual pilgrimage to my in-laws’ house to celebrate Thanksgiving. It has become our tradition for many years, and I love it. They live in the quaint small town of Hendersonville, NC. This year I will be participating in the City of Hendersonville Turkey Trot for my 5th year...

What To Do When Your Child Wants a Gap Year

A friend of mine recently told me that his senior high-school student declared he wanted to take a gap year. The dad asked, “What are you going to do in that year?” The son replied he wants to go live with this brother in Colorado. The father then asked a series of questions like...

3 Out of 4 College Students are Stressed

I saw an article on Facebook this weekend about a study that was recently done. 67,000 college students from over 100 college campuses were surveyed. They found that 3 out of 4 college students are stressed. The article lists various reasons for the stress including: Mounting expectations Evolving self-identify Shock of leaving home for...

Four Tips for Keeping Your High Schooler Organized

High school moves at a very fast pace. Sometimes it’s so fast that your child’s life turns chaotic before anyone realizes it. That is why it’s important to stay organized all the time, especially when prepping for college. Here are some tips you and your high schooler can follow to help! 1.The first tip,...

Your Teen and their Finances

Not a lot of teenagers enjoy thinking about finances. It’s a big scary word that only their parents have said in passing. But now that your child is about to be out on their own in college, it is a great time to discuss money and how to earn it, save it and spend...

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