Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Getting the Most Out of an After-School Job

Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 10.41.20 PMPublished January 2013: Mom.Me

Getting the Most Out of an After-School Job
Why a Paycheck Isn’t the Only Reward

Article Excerpt:

As your teen joins the workforce, it’s important to foster his sense of growth and accomplishment, while also setting realistic expectations for the responsibility of a job. Although adjusting to a job may not be easy for your teen, the rewards can outweigh the challenges, says New York-based psychotherapist Lauren Urban-Colacicco. Continue reading

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How to Let Your College Kid Go

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How to Let Your College Kid Go
10 tips to avoid being a helicopter parent

Article Excerpt:

For a parent, it’s never easy to watch a child leave for college. For the child, however, it’s an exciting time, one that shouldn’t be stifled by helicopter parenting. If you’re excessively concerned, your anxiety over your child’s well-being could actually handicap her ability to live and function in the world, says Melody Brooke, Texas-based family counselor. “The greatest gift you can give your children is to believe in them,” she says. Continue reading

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Can You Afford to Stay Home With The Baby?

Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 6.42.46 PMPublished January 2013: eHow Money

Can You Afford to Stay Home With the Baby?
Weigh the Options to Make it Work. Reap the Rewards of Staying Home.

Article Excerpt:

When Danny and Tracy Kofke got married, they committed to live on one salary for four years before they expanded their family. While his wife worked as a teacher, Danny, also a teacher and author of two personal finance books, said they made sacrifices to pay off debt and build an emergency fund. Continue reading

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