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Teens and High School: A Parent's Journey to Graduation #2

In the process of watching your teenager celebrate the end of the school year, pat yourself on the back! Have your own celebration.

As the end of the school year is quickly approaching, keep the positive energy pumping and the encouragement flowing. Encourage your teenager but even more-so, encourage yourself. That's right, pat yourself on the back.

You're coming across the finish line, too. If your teenager is planning to celebrate with an end of the year party, make sure you plan a little celebration for yourself. You deserve it; you've also put in a hard year.

How about an afternoon at the beach with grapes, cheese, and the wind blowing at your back. Maybe a manicure, a massage, or a long victory walk around the park. The important thing is that you take time to celebrate, celebrate, and celebrate.

What do you think? Leave a post with your suggestions for ways parents might celebrate the end of another successful school year of moving their teenager to the next level.

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sam June 04, 2012 at 06:30 AM
you sound like a moron. Victory walk around the park. Absurd.
Lizzardking's Rise June 05, 2012 at 06:21 AM
Yeah, man. Sam, this blip on the journalism screen puzzled me too, man. Are parents of HS graduates becoming so immature that this ageing me generation wants to make it all about them by smoking pot, drinking beer and dropping acid, man? As Roger Waters once sang,"Leave them kids alone."
kam August 29, 2012 at 04:00 PM
@Sam, grow up and dispense with the name-calling. For any parent who has gone through a school year of parent/teacher conferences, fund raisers, sports practices and games, book reports, last minute projects, etc taking a little time for yourself is not moronic. If you don't like walks, fine, don't walk. The point LMM was trying to make was whatever you do to relax, do it.

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