Rachel Meuchel

Rachel Meuchel

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    How not to take a summer vacation

    I’m Prairie Parent’s resident advisor on teen and pre-teen issues. While I might not have much advice on taking teenagers on summer vacations, as I haven’t had that experience yet, I do have some advice on what NOT to do when taking your kids on vacation. I grew up with five brothers, so for our […]

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    Surviving summer break

    Ah, summer break. You might remember the magic of getting out of school at the end of May or beginning of June, taking a deep breath, and knowing that there was nothing but freedom for months. (If you’re an educator like me, you still know this sweet feeling, although to a smaller extent because, alas […]

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    Teens and depression

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and for parents with teens, awareness is key. According to Parents Lead, a North Dakota prevention program that works to promote healthy behavioral health in children, 29% of North Dakota high school students have felt sad or hopeless every day for more than two weeks in the past year. […]

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    When it comes to teenagers, just listen

    This year marks my tenth anniversary as an high school educator, and let me tell you one thing you probably already know: Teenagers are simultaneously the most fun and most frustrating humans you will encounter – often all in one day. (Kind of like my two-year-old, now that I’m thinking of it.) Call me crazy, […]

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