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From getting back into the routine to staying on top of social and academic demands, parenting definitely doesn't get easier as our kids grow. As life gets busier and busier, it's important to take the time in the beginning of a new school year to check in with our teenagers and make sure they're getting the support they need to succeed. 

In fact, maintaining open communication and being involved in our kids' school progress makes a huge difference as they navigate their teenage years. Not only are they more likely to do well in school when parents are in the loop, but they're also more likely to make good choices when it comes to peers, sex, and substance abuse.

As a middle school teacher, I saw this often. Kids with parents who knew what was going on generally performed better than those who didn't. So, help your teenager get off on the right foot this school year by taking the time to consider the following advice.