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Explore The Next Phase Parenting Stages of Independence with us:

Helping our teens gain their independence: navigate their future, determine their options, and figure out how to pay for it.

Adjusting to our own new independence: discover new purposes and joys as you journey from a full nest to an empty nest 

Encouraging independence in our adult children: mentor our grown children through education, career decisions, relationships, and raising their own children

Guiding our parents as they lose their independence: parent our parents through retirement, downsizing, and health concerns.

We have the steps and products for success with your teens, your adult children, your parents, and your own nest.

Finances:

  • College costs and solutions
  • Budgeting with your teen and college student
  • Paying for retirement

Organization:

  • College and Career prep
  • Moving to the dorm and first apartment
  • Quick and easy recipes for one or two

Parenting:

  • Teens
  • Adult children
  • Your parents
  • Grandchildren

 

NPP Recommends:

  • Books
  • Resources
  • Gift Guides

 

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and summit attendees:

Hi! Homeschooling mom of nine – five of them are teenagers. I have learned so much the last few days about parenting teens and starting to think about college (especially loving the ideas for debt free college, since there is no way we can pay for college for all of them). Thank you for all of the wonderful info!

Laura C.

summit attendee

I knew I wouldn’t be able to participate in the live sessions so I bought the Action Pack (WOW! LOVE MY GOODIES). On my lunch break I watched the motivation session with Lori Oberbroeckling… THIS ONE TRULY SPOKE TO ME!! Thank you!!

Mary L.

summit attendee

Enjoyed all of the Empty Nest speakers today. I took a lot of notes for the future. I want to be an intentional adventurer and live life with purpose on purpose as Brenda mentioned. I appreciated the big transition reminder that Laura mentioned about when your youngest child gets his/her driver’s license. That will be us in 2023. The clothing tips were much appreciated as that is not my strength.

Sabrina T.

summit attendee

Your video was so good, Melanie. I loved how you talked about helping kids to become the best they can be, how you described soft skills, and you reminded us that our kids probably won’t come say thank you for teaching me all.the.things, but they will be grateful for the knowledge.

Brenda M.

summit attendee

I loved the videos about getting college for free and winning scholarships❤️
I definitely agree that the scholarship process is a parent/child partnership❤️
Teri L.

summit attendee

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