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Moms of teens tell all, keep your kids from going broke as adults, and homeschooling

teens, moms, finances, homeschooling

Schools are grappling with virtual classrooms and teaching kids remotely. Parents are grappling with this issue as well. Not all children are suited to learning by sitting in front of a computer. We asked one mom to share her homeschooling experience.

Teens are working through tough times at school, distancing from friends. Moms share about their teens' challenges amid social distancing.

Sounds crazy, but this is a great time to help your kids not go broke as adults.



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