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The Big List of Back to School Resources for Parents of Teens

by | Aug 14, 2023 | Parenting, Teens

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Back to School Resources for Parents of Teens

It’s almost time for our teens to head back to school. Time to buy clothes and school supplies, sign up for committees, and get ready to sit on the sidelines as our kids cheer, march, play, sing, and participate in various activities. There is so much to do and think about. We have put together this Big List of Back to School Resources for Parents of Teens to help your student and you have the best year possible!

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The Big List of Back to School Parenting Teens Resources

#1 Back to School Resources for Parents of Teens: Parenting

Get on the same page with your teen BEFORE school starts! You are going to be AMAZED at how just a little planning and talking about school expectations will make for a MUCH BETTER school year! Check out Miranda Lamb’s ​Back to School Contract for Teens.

Do you have a teen turning 18 this year? Be sure to stay up to date on everything you need to do to be ready for their legal “adulthood.” 🤪 We have a ​Turning 18 Checklist​.

College Bound: Conversations to Help Your Teen Through High School​ – Do you know the secrets to getting your teen to open up and really talk to you? Mel, the teen conversation whisperer, will guide you through the exact steps to have heartfelt and in-depth talks with your teen.

#2 Back to School Resources for Parents of Teens: Middle School

15+ Best Books For Parents Of Middle Schoolers​

​10 Best Future Career Quizzes for Teens​ – It is not too early to start thinking career. Having an idea of interest areas will help guide you and your student as you select high school classes and make plans for shadowing.

​Best Back-To-School Tips for Preteens, Teens, and Their Parents​

9 Tips For Middle School Success

​Scholarship Tips and Tricks (You CAN Start in Middle School!)​

#3 Back to School Resources for Parents of Teens: College Preparation

Ready to start College Prep? Get our ​College Preparation Checklists​.

Jocelyn of The Scholarship System has many resources for scholarships, as well as how to get a debt free degree.

Monica Matthews of How 2 Win Scholarships is another of our favorite resources for timely, realistic, and honest scholarship information.

​College and Career Planning: 3 Secrets to Success​

The Truth About Student Loan Debt: 5 Simple Ways to Prevent It​

​How to Plan a Budget for College-Bound Teen: 7 Tips That Will Help​

​29 Simple Ways To Prepare For College!

And, Christen of Hive College Buzz, has so many resources from essay edits, to individualized scholarship searches, to admission and application advice.

#4 Back to School Resources for Parents of Teens: The Senior Year

The Senior Year! Is there any year more full of full of excitement and fun, but also anxiety about ending one chapter and thinking about what the next one holds? Here are some senior year resources to help you through.

How to Survive Senior Year Conversations as a Mom

Print out these ​Bible Verses for Seniors​ to tuck in their backpacks.

And did we mention to get your wallet out? Caps, gowns, college entrance exam fees, application fees, prom and everything else proceeded by the word “senior” costs money!

Check out these tips for how to survive these expenses:

The Top 8 Senior Year Expenses and how to Prepare for Them

How Much Does it Cost to Have a High School Senior?

Speaking of possible expenses – start thinking about a graduation party like this Graduation Brunch.

And for fun watch some of these prom movies with your senior: 15 Best Prom Movies

Best of luck and fellow mama love from Mel and Laura as you send your students to back to school this year!! We are here with teen, high school, college preparation and more parent tips and resources for the entire year as well as empty nesting, parenting your parents, and everything Next Phase!

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