Category: School Stuff Tips and Recommendations

Your Tweens and Teenagers Need a Mid-Year Plan Now! Parenting Advice for Awesome Moms

Dear Deborah,

Last year my junior did really well first and second quarter, but after the winter break, everything seemed to go downhill. It was like he got burnt out. He went back this year all motivated again, but it looks like he’s lost his momentum after the break again. I need some ideas how to get him back on track.

Talking With Your Kids Matters Even More: Parenting Advice for Awesome Moms

That should get the conversation flowing! Positive conversations make your kids feel closer to you, and more comfortable around you. In turn, those simple moments make them feel supported, and…

Parenting Advice for Awesome Moms of Students Transitioning to a New School

The first thing to tell her (and yourself) is to not worry about next year. You got this! Just enjoy the summer.

The second thing you do is schedule a walk through the school in July, just you and her (plus a map of the school).

Advice for Awesome Moms of Students Who Need to Study Effectively

If your Learning Style differs from your kid’s, don’t help her learn the way you think she should. Help her learn the way best suited to her true Learning Style

Advice for Awesome Moms on How to Re-connect with Your Post Pandemic-Panic Teenagers (Part 2)

If you want to have a conversation, set the stage to invite a conversation. My favorite way to initiate a tête-à-tête with my daughter is to…

Unsolicited Parenting Advice for Moms of Freshmen

Here is my unsolicited advice for freshmen starting high school. (Freshmen, listen up!)
Keep a tight rein on your freshmen.
Parents, your kid may look more mature and responsible than ever—and s(he) could very well be—but the beginning of the school year is not the time to extend latitude.

How to Help Struggling Students: Parenting Advice for Awesome Moms

Dear Deborah,

I was talking to my sophomore about doing better in math for the second half of the school year, but our conversation made me realized that all the struggling she did before the winter break is making her feel defeated and want to give up. I’m not strong in math, so how can I help her?