The Best Back to School Tips for Teens and Parents

best back to school tips for teens and parents

The Best Back to School Tips for Teens and Parents


Can you believe it is already time to get ready to go Back to School? Most schools are in-person this year. Some kids may still be online or in hybrid schools. Whatever their situation, it is time to prepare.

If they are headed into their junior year of high school, it is time to get serious about what they are going to do after high school, especially if they are college-bound.

To help you as you prepare for the new school year, I have gotten together with some of my fellow bloggers and prepared the Best Back to School Tips for Teens and Parents. 

back to school tips for teens and parents

The Best Back to School Tips for Teens and Parents


The best teen and college preparation bloggers around have written posts to help you get organized, get school supplies, and start preparing those high school kids for college.



Going back to school can be super stressful for both teens and their parents. Nancy from Raising Teens Today gives 5 Tips to Conquer Back to School Stress.

Louisa, a teacher, tutor, mom, and owner of LPTutoring knows what school supplies are really needed and how to get good deals on them. She shares Back to School Shopping for Teens.

Ready to get help your ADHD (or any) teen get organized? Dana E. Baker of Parenting in Real Life knows what it takes. Read Help Your Child Get and Stay Organized for School.

Here are 5 Amazing Organizational Apps for Teens from Kira of Parenting Teens and Tweens.



Miranda of Reluctant Cowgirl has a free downloadable Parent-Child School Contract in her post 10 Steps to Help Your Teenager Succeed in School.

Dana Baker is a parent and teen coach. She has several posts about teen parenting including Six Ways to Survive Being 24/7 with Your Teen,  8 Life Skills Your Teen Needs Now, Help Your Teen Be More Likeable, Not Popular, and Mom Tips for Surviving the High School Senior Year .

Speaking of that senior year…. There are many costs associated with having a senior. Check out my post High School Senior Year Costs with suggestions for both high and low options for paying for the year.

Melanie of Parenting High Schoolers knows that navigating high school with your child can be like riding a roller coaster. She has a FREE Parent Survival Kit just for the high school moms. Check out her High School Survival Kit for Parents and The Ultimate List of Conversations to Help Your Teen through High School.

Melanie also has tips for Middle School Parents in Middle School: Advice for Success

Anxiety in teens is a real problem. Shannon of Skip to My Life gives tips for Helping Your Gen Z Child with Anxiety.

Also check out these Best Homework Apps to Help Your Child Succeed from Sunshine and Hurricanes


One of the challenges of high school is that college is not far behind. Monica of How2winscholarships knows that the sooner you begin applying for scholarships, the more your child will win. Read her tips in How to Start the College Scholarship Process.

Teens and parents have more than just high school on their minds. They also have to plan for their futures after high school. Miranda of The Reluctant Cowgirl has an awesome post with 3 Tips to Motivating Teens to Apply for College and for Scholarships

Be sure to download the Almost Empty Nest Planning for College Checklists which include Junior Year, Summer Before Senior Year and Senior Year of High School Checklists.

Loren Kelly is a career coach. She assists students with career planning, academic success, and work-based learning experiences such as internships and apprenticeships. Check out her post High School Seniors: Career Planning Tips.


Blessings to you all as you begin getting ready for your teens to go back to school and follow the best back to school tips for teens and parents.

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Welcome to Almost Empty Nest! I began this blog in September 2014 after leaving my oldest son at college and realizing that my nest was emptying. Join me on this journey as we explore the path of guiding our children to adulthood and rediscovering ourselves beyond the mom years.