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As we get ready to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, it's time to turn our attention to the new school year. According to a new back-to-school survey by Accenture, a majority of parents plan to spend more on their children's back-to-school shopping this year, driven by rising costs or necessity rather than greater spending power.
The survey finds that 67% of parents plan to spend between $100 and $500 and 41 percent plan to spend $500 or more for back-to-school shopping this year. One-third of parents spending more plan to increase their spending by $250 or more. Among the reasons given for the spending increase, 71 percent cited higher prices and 56 percent cited increased school requirements. Startling, nearly one in five parents said they will spend more in order to help their children "keep up with their friends."
It's not hard to blow your family budget when it comes to fulfilling the needs (and wants) of our children – particularly when retailers have eye-catching aisles of back-to-school supplies just waiting to picked up by anxious students. On today’s episode of Your Money, Your Matters, we will discuss the importance of planning and budgeting for back-to-school. We’ll offer tips on how to cut costs, and stay on budget.
Your Money. Your Matters is a weekly show broadcasting every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon Central Time. The program features radio personalities Linda Webb-Mañon and Rick Grady, Cornerstone Credit Union League; Courtney Moran, Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, and Todd Mark, Consumer Credit Counseling Services.
Here's the thing, no more are the parents in charge of their elementary school age children. However, this can be a good thing, if you had brought them up with respect.
Tonight , I am turning over my talk show to a brillant eight year old heading into the third grade.
Let's listen to her give advice to other kids who are following her educational path. She will cover issues like : How to prepare for ,'Back To School' 'How To Behave In School', How To Behave At Home','Doing Homework', Respecting Your Parents, Teachers, Principal, and Fellow Students',and 'Safety' !
While back-to-school spending is projected to increase this year, psychologist, Dr.Trevicia Williams explains the hidden things that parents need to provide teens for back to school success. According to Mental Health America, 60% of 8-11 year olds and 56% of 12-15 year olds say they learn "a lot" from their mothers about sensitive issues.
A healthy parent child relationship also improves academic success, helps to prevent risky behaviror and reduces likelihood teen pregnancy. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, "Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex and 87% say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents."
Many parents look forward to the sales tax holiday each year. While cutting back is a splendid idea when it comes to shopping, investing in intangibles such as the parent-child relationship is essential for success at home and school. That's why a free back to school fair with special attention the the mother daughter (10-18) relationship: Real Beauty Inside Out: I A Mother Daughter Experience featuring the fun interactive seminar: I Love You But I Can't Stand You Right Now (TM) ($20 for seminar admits 1 mother and 1 daughter) will be held Saturday, August 16th at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas and Saturday, September 13th at the Marriott's Fairfield Inn in Houston, Texas. Moms can learn more at: http://www.realbeautyinsideout.com
Want the real scoop on motherhood? TV Segment Host, Author, Columnist, Life Coach for Moms and Founder of the MOMMYZINE gets real about managing the daily chaos of being a mom while keeping your insanity. Funny, insightful and real...Join Mary Susan Buhner and tune into "The Mom Scoop." School Edition!
You might not be going back to school, but when you are shopping for your kids--you can find some incrediable bargains for you! Take advantage of the sale and pick up some pieces you can wear now (in the summer) and into the fall. I'll show you how to create these summer into fall looks this week at MissusSmartyPants.com!
This episode also answers a question regarding what to have in a basic shoe wardrobe and why!
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The MSOL program has cohort classes all over the Western Pennsylvania. Last Monday, a new cohort class convened in the Cranberry area. This cohort is number 92 and has nine students. Today, John will speak to three of those new Cohort 92 students about what it's like to go back to school, why they decided to go back at this point in their life, why they choose the MSOL program and anything else that may come up in their discussions. Then John will bring these three students - Diane Durkin, John Merola, and Rhonda Zellhart back from time to time to give listeners an update on their progress.
Today's show is a tribute to "back to school." So many parents were excited to send their children back to school. Were they prepared? How are teachers coping in the classrooms? What do students need to know? Tune in to this broadcast and hear this discussion in our last segment.
Middle School Elite Marketing & Event Director, Carl Winfree shares details of his excitingew job position, MSE National Select Team and upcoming Boys & Girls camps, combines and tournaments. Also, listen to previous recorded episodes in our archive.We've broadcasted using blogtalkradio.com, since 2010 resulting in four years of experience with Live internet - radio. Dont' miss our next media airwave.