Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to School Tips for Modern Parents and a Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Giveaway! - CLOSED!

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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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44 comments:

momo said...

I really like Gloria on the show, they are all very funny people.

Kris said...

i love Lily!

Deb K said...

Gloria is my choice,she is so pretty and funny too!

Austin Baroudi said...

I like Phil!
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clc408 said...

My favorite is Manny.

Daniel M said...

we like the gloria - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I like Gloria.

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Kortney said...

Lil and Gloria!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite character is Gloria

ellie said...

My favorite is Phil.

Kristin sims said...

My favorite is Phil, really love this show, all the characters are great! thanks!

Jennifer Young said...

My favorite character is Phil!

Stephanie Larison said...

My fave is phil, he's hilarious!

mverno said...

I like many the best

Colin_conversation_killer said...

Mine is phil

Serenap95 said...

I like Phil

David H. said...

I love Mitchell, and he doesn't get much respect, so I chose him.

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tina reynolds said...

I really like cam

Vermon Bidder said...

Really like Gloria!

Heather Deluna said...

I'm a team Phil kind of gal -- with Cam as my backup

Anastasia Fall said...

Being an Ed O'Neill fan, I have to go with Jay as my favorite character :) He's the reason I started watching! :)

steve weber said...

Phil is my favorite.

susan1215 said...

My favorite character is Gloria

Anonymous said...

I really like Phil because he is go gosh darn funny. He always gives me a good laugh. colleenaw@hotmail.com

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite Modern Family character has always been Cam.

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Tim Allport said...

Cam is my favorite, but Phil is a close second.

Renee Walters said...

My favorite is Manny. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Karen Drake said...

I like Phil, he cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy!

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Deb S. said...

My favorite character is Cam.

Lisa Pecora said...

I like Gloria.

peterg201 said...

Thee NEW talking Lily

Melinda said...

I love Phil. He is such a nut.

socratesjr said...

I'm on Team Phil...but I enjoy Cam a lot as well.

kathy pease said...

I like cam the best

beth said...

Claire is my favorite

tavernie said...

I like Phil!!
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Chris Alejandro said...

Phil is the greatest! It's hilarious when he's caught flirting.

imbigwillie said...

Phil

katybug said...

Cam is my favorite character!

Vikki Billings said...

My favorite is Cam, he is so funny!!
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Allison said...

Little lily is my favorite character! Thanks for the chance to win something awesome.
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Drew said...

Alex.

Gianna said...

I've never watched before.