Back To School GIVEAWAY - Modern Family Season 4 @FHEInsiders #MyModernFamilyBD

Everyone is doing Back To School Tips and Modern Family is no different. Since this is a show I find very true to life these days, I am happy to share these tips with my readers.

I know I am putting these to good use especially tip #3. It is important for all relationships including your children.
 


Back to School Tips for Modern Parents
 

Available on Blu-ray & DVD September 24

In Season 4, we watched as Haley went off to college and Lily had her first day of Kindergarten. These are two big steps that are often very hard for parents to handle. Here is some advice for all of those modern parents out there who are going through these transitional stages with their families.

The laughs – and the awards – just keep on coming for the #1-rated “Modern Family,” winner of three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! With Jay and Gloria’s baby on the way and Haley going off to college, the entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces some major surprises as they bicker and bond over house-flipping headaches, unwanted play dates, and everything from hot-tempered hormones to in utero karaoke. Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks, Season Four takes a heartfelt and laugh-out-lough hilarious look at what it means to be a “Modern Family.”

Set Guidelines

Before you send off your precious son or daughter to fend for their selves in college, make sure you clearly discuss guidelines. Remind them that even though you are not there to set specific rules, they are still responsible for their actions. Claire and Phil certainly know what it’s like when your daughter calls you one night because they’ve been caught doing illegal things by the police.

 Prepare Your Little One 

Kindergarten is a huge step for your little one! Make sure they are prepared for their big day by giving them a basic educational foundation and teaching them to play well with others. When Lily heads off to kindergarten and gets in a tousle on her first day, Cam and Mitchell are put in a very awkward situation. No parent wants to be in the same situation!

Communication is Key 

Set up specific times to continue growing as a family. There is a fine line between suffocating your college kid and staying informed about what’s going on in their life. Many families will select a certain time, for instance Sunday afternoons, to have family phone calls and catch up on the week’s happenings, even if they have talked throughout the week. Just because your son or daughter has moved out, it does not mean that your relationship has to suffer! In fact, sometimes parent-child relationships grow once the kid has left for college.

Distract Yourself 

Plan a fun activity for yourself right after dropping your son of in his college dorm room or leaving your daughter for the first day of kindergarten. Have a distraction for yourself so that you don’t find yourself at home looking through photo albums and wondering “how did the time go by so quickly?” These steps are exciting, but certainly emotional and you don’t want to wallow in your sorrows.

Show You Care 

No matter what age your child is, make sure you are sharing in their excitement! Whether you have a kindergartener bringing home a painting or a college student signing up for campus activities, ask them questions about their life and listen to their answers. Celebrate with them when they ace an exam or learn to count to 20.

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21 comments:

Jackie said...

My favorite tip: Communication is Key.
Manny is one of my favorite characters.
Thank you!

Deanna Watson said...

Communication is Key & Phil
xo

dv8 said...

I like "Distract Yourself" and my favorite character is Gloria.

teachinmomma123 said...

Communication is key is favorite tip. I don't know anything about this show so I do not know a character. My sister loves this show. I would love to have this for her.

Dorrie Turner said...

Set guidelines is my favorite tip. Definitely Gloria is my favorite, showing her emotions and her feisty funny ways.
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Jennifer Young said...

I think "prepare you little one" is my favorite tip. My favorite character is Cameron!

steve weber said...

Communication is Key & Phil

mrsshukra said...

Show you care is my favorite tip! Modern Family fan!

Austin Baroudi said...

My favorite is Ed O'Neill's character Jay Pritchett!
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Melissa Free said...

I love Communication is Key!! & Cameron is a doll!

momo said...

I like Gloria the most, I think she is very funny.

freebiequeen15 said...

My favorite tip is to set aside family time
My favorite character is Cam

-Lisa

Deb K said...

My favorite tip is "prepare you little one" and I love Gloria!

Joe joe said...

communication and Gloria

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Jenny solinski said...

Communication IS key, and no doubt Phil is my favorite. He is so awkward and I love him.

Kate Springer said...

Communication is key- it's so true. My favorite character is Gloria!

Melinda said...

Set Guidlines is my favorite tip. and Cameron is my favorite character.

Maria Jose H said...

Communication is ALWAYS key! I love Gloria!

Jon Lu said...

Communication is the best.

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