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Modern Family: Season 4

Blu-ray & DVD giveaway from Fox Home Entertainment, right here on EncinoMom!

Thanks to Fox for this awesome giveaway. We love Modern Family! The Pritchetts and Dunphys make the Keatings laugh out loud. If you can relate, enter to win your very own copy of season four coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 24th. And be sure to check out the featured Back to School Tips For Modern Parents below!

Modern Family Season Four Out on Blu-ray 9/24/2013


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-loud hilarious look at what it means to be a “Modern Family.” 

Back to School Tips for Modern Parents

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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About encinomom

Hello Dear Reader, It is so lovely to connect with you here. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll find something that pleases your eye, gives you a smile or ignites an idea that fuels a dream. I'm a California born and bread Mom living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I enjoy sharing the California Lifestyle with you, plus a thing or two I've learned here and there, along my way to this moment. Your kind words are always welcome in this space. (It's very quiet here when you don't write.) With a song and a smile, I encourage you to be your highest and best, delightful, & darling self. And I will try my darnedest to do the same. ;) xo, Lisa

Posted on September 16, 2013, in Entertainment, Giveaway and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. It is always a hoot when you have toddlers around. You just never know what will come out of their mouth. We are pretty normal I guess nothing to crazy at least that is what I think.

    • Hi Patricia, Thanks for stopping by! Toddlers are a hoot. I find that not knowing what will come out of their mouths doesn’t seem to stop when they get older. Ha! Or if it does, we’re not there, yet. 😉

      When my daughter was in kindergarten, I received congratulations on my new pregnancy from the other Moms. Apparently, my little one told – anyone who would listen – that we were expecting! A little embarrassing for me, but totally humiliating to the women who offered their congratulations. Hysterical!

      Good luck on the drawing! Grins, Lisa

  2. we are far from normal.. we always have a good time, laughing with inside jokes, plenty of games and of course good good food!

  3. Sometimes I like to change my parent’s profile or screensaver photos. They don’t know how to change it back. Makes me laugh every time. Right now, my mom looks like Beyonce. Love my family.

  4. Back to schol advice – stock up before school starts when things are on super sale (like 10 cent notebooks and 50 cent markers). Then when you need new ones half way through the year, you don’t have to pay normal price.

  5. If my family is normal, we have problems! My first hubby was my kids step dad, but the only dad that they know. The kids do have a half sister from their real dad, we just found this out. I’m just glad that I’m not the only weird family out there.

  6. My only back to school advice is to have fun and remember to play each day.

  7. Advice: Re-establish the bedtime and mealtime routines…or else you’ll have cranky kiddos & parents.

  8. Tip: Let the kids choose things to let their identity show through (like clothes, backpack, school clothes/shoes, folders). Then school can be fun because you get to use your spiderman or one direction pencil box.

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