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Parenting is not always easy, especially when parenting t(w)eens. Rewarding? Yes.  Easy?  Hmm… think I’d go as far as saying, almost never.  But like so many things in life, sometimes we get the greatest satisfaction out of working through a challenge. With my kids, I ...

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Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Your T(w)een

Posted by: SchoolFamily on Jul 13, 2010 in Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Fun Learning Activities


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Parenting is not always easy, especially when parenting t(w)eens. Rewarding? Yes.  Easy?  Hmm… think I’d go as far as saying, almost never. 

But like so many things in life, sometimes we get the greatest satisfaction out of working through a challenge. With my kids, I love the feeling I get when we work together to find a positive solution that not only resolves the issue, but brings us closer together as well. That’s why I love this contest from one of our back-to-school sponsors, Bausch & Lomb Soflens daily disposable contact lenses, called the "Seeing Eye to Eye" contest.  Here’s the scoop:

“This is your chance to share how "seeing eye to eye" with your child has impacted your world in a positive way. All you need to do is submit a short story about what brings you and your child (between the ages of 10 and 19 years old) together. While it's not mandatory, a photo always helps tell your story!”

It doesn’t always take a disagreement first to see “eye-to-eye.” Maybe it’s a shared passion for a cause, or maybe a family event has led you to this place. Think about it, and get writing. 

So here’s the good part. On a normal day when you see eye-to-eye with your t(w)een you might get a hug or maybe an eye roll. But for sharing your positive parenting story you have a chance of winning a $5,000 scholarship for your child and a trip to Los Angeles, CA to walk the red carpet and attend the American Music Awards® on November 21st!  Umm, I’d say that’s a little bit better than an eye roll.  Even your t(w)een will think this is pretty cool. Be sure to visit the Bausch & Lomb Soflens Facebook page to get all the details.   Good Luck! 

 

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