Summertime is nearly over. Your teen must be excited about coming back to school. Otherwise, your teen may not like coming back to school for some reasons. Do you think that you can prepare your teen for back to school? Is your teen ready to come back to school soon? I bet that you would be likely to say YES! Let’s talk about 5 back to school tips for your teen.
My Two Sons…
My older son, Jed, is ready to get started with his college classes in the next two weeks, he already has his college schedule. He needs to purchase textbooks before starting school. I advised that he gets the used textbooks instead of purchasing very expensive textbooks. And then my son, James, is nearly 17 years old. I am confided in that he knows what he needs as he prepares for returning back to school. I have been thinking about how to get your teen to prepare for back to school. Good news, I wrote a few blog posts that may help you prepare for your teen getting back to school. Let’s get some ways to get your teen prepared for back to school.
5 Back to School Tips For Your Teen
- Find some cheaper shops for back to school.
- Find some
cheaperused textbooks for your teen’s school.
- Discuss the peer pressure issues with your teen before the school starts.
- Meet teachers at school for back-to-school orientation.
- Create the weekly schedule for your teen.
Importantly, your teen needs your help to prepare for back to school. You can remind your teen to get up on time responsibly and dress before eating breakfast. Don’t forget to help your teen pack a lunch. And you can check with your teen to pack everything in their backpack before leaving for school. Perhaps, your teen may tell you that he or she is not ready to come back to school because summertime is not over yet, you just have to think and encourage your teen to go to school without your frustration.
I love the idea of getting a schedule in order for them. My oldest (of 5) is 13 and last year we hit a rough patch with him. He’s a great kid but I think naively I was underprepared to help him with the adjustment of multiple teachers balancing more homework plus extra curriculum. I was ignorant in thinking he was older and could handle it while I stayed on top of the littles. This year I realize as his mom he needs me forever and so I will be better prepared to help him.
I am trying to do the same for my teenager boy… He is going to 8th grade and we do not get the school supply list until the same first day of school, Although, we already bought some things we are waiting to see what more he needs. saving is the key word.
Well, I don’t have children. However, friends do have teens going back to school. I am sharing your link with them. FYI.
My teen went back to school last week. He is good at making his own schedule and taking care of everything.
I dont have children, but when I was a teen… getting into a routine was helpful.
Great tips for back to school. Create the weekly schedule is one of the most important things for me.
These are really important tips and advices for all parents out there! school is so important
We just got back from getting most of my son’s school supplies. It was costly! Glad we only have to do it once a year lol
Great tips. I must say though, this time of year I remember how glad I am to be done with school!
Teens are a bit more demanding when it comes to back to school stuff because they want to look and feel “cool”. That doesn’t mean you have to give in to all their demands though. It’s good to find sales and discounts for all their needs especially the clothes and the supplies.
Cheap textbooks? Do you have to pay for your textbooks?
Joyce Cortes Mackenroth
Sorry, my mistake – I mean, used textbooks .
Yes, I purchase a few used textbooks from bookstores.com for my young son. My older son is currently in college, he bought a few used textbooks, too.
I spent a lot of time hunting down those cheaper textbooks for my kids. They are crazy expensive!
Joyce Cortes Mackenroth
Yeah, I know your feeling. Have you tried ebay.com or Amazon.com? If they are still expensive textbooks and you cannot afford, try asking teachers (or principal) to see if they loan used textbooks for your kids.
Ana De- Jesus
Creating a schedule is a good idea and so are sales, its amazing what you can find for a fraction of the price!
We homeschool. I try to keep a light schedule for my boys. I think it is very important. Good luck to all the other moms!
My daughter is a senior this year so we’re dually prepping for her last year of high school and her first year of college.
These are great tips! They will come in handy with my 17 years old. Thanks so much for sharing.
We shop for back to school for my teen daughter at thrift shops. We have a lot of upscale resale shops that offer a ton of great name brands for 75% off.
Kathy Kenny Ngo
Thank you for this great tips that I can use to my son when he go back at school. Good thing I encounter your blog thanks for the tips.
The peer pressure one is a biggie, wish my parents sat me down for that one lol
Great tips and invaluable information
Life as a Convert
I think being prepared is a good one for not getting overwhelmed that first day.
I’m very excited when the time come that my little boy is finally going to school. He is one year old btw. I find your tips very helpful! Thanks for sharing!
I have 4 kids, 3 in college and these are great tips. I also recommend when possible to rent the college text books. One more way to save
I’m lucky that my kids are pretty self sufficient with their scheduling and school stuff. The only one that needs help the most is my college student…lol.