The Most Frequently Asked Question by a Teen . . .

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      "You want $20 - AGAIN?"       

If you took a survey of parents with teens, you can almost 100% predict that the #1, most frustrating question asked by your teen is . . . . "Can I have $20"  OR $10 or $5 or $25 OR . . . well, you get the picture.

What's possibly a bad answer?  "Here's $20, honey."  Of course, there are times that giving them that money is correct. 

But many times giving them that $20 says:
  • "i will always be here to give you $"
  • OR "money is easy to come up with"
  • OR "you aren't able to figure this want/need out for yourself." 
  • OR "this $20 isn't needed elsewhere so here you go"

Saying no to your teen is hard.  But what if you had another answer?

In today's podcast:

  • learn 3 answers besides "yes, here's the money " and "no, just NO"
  • learn how each answer has...
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2 Methods To Show Your Teen

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      "Does Your Teen Understand the Value of Dollar ?"       

 Have you looked at your teen and thought:

  • "Why don't they value their stuff?"  
  • "What's it going to take to get them to value money?"
  • "How many times do I have to say no that's too expensive?"
  • "I wish I had a nickel for every time I thought they want $20 again?"

Myth:  My teen doesn't understand the value of a dollar

Truth:  They DO understand - but is it the right definition

Why does this matter?  Odds are high that your teen doesn't have the right concept of a dollar.  Not attaching the right concept to money easily leads to living paycheck to paycheck, debt, spending on less than needed items before necessities.   Teaching this concept isn't something you just want to leave to ...

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Your Teen Needs This Skill

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"Does Your Teen Know This #1 Networking Skill?" 

Are you born with "people" skills?
Are you born with "networking" skills?

Odds are high that you learned them by watching others.  Don't you wish you'd learned some of the basics earlier than you did?  Of course.

Your teen is in exactly the right spot to learn how to learn something crucial.  Some might describe it as "the" basic networking skill.  I won't argue with them.  

What is the skill?  How to introduce themselves to others.  It's a gift your teen needs to learn to how to give.  

In today's podcast (link above and/or below) you will learn:

  • the quick 3-step formula to introduction success
  • the 1 "twist" that will make that introduction even more successful
  • how your teen can practice this new skill without pressure

Today's podcast is just 5-6...

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Encourage Your Teen

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"20 Ways to Reward Your Teen" 

Teens like rewards.  No reason to alert the media on that one.

Did they make the bed without you asking?  Did they take your younger child to soccer practice without complaining?  Did they study hard and do well on the latest math test?  Did they cook dinner without you badgering?

Then you just might want to surprise them with a thank you reward.  

The good news?  When your teen does something great, there are wonderful and inexpensive ways to not only thank them, but to encourage more of that "great" stuff.  

In this podcast you'll learn: 20 ways to thank your teen without breaking your bank account.   Included are ideas for the "small" tasks and for the "big" tasks they perform.  Hang on to the end of this short podcast and you'll learn what studies show...

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This is the Perfect Time for Parents of Teens To Do 10 Things

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"Don't Miss This Window of Time - 10 Great Parent Moves"

Take a look at the calendar.  NOW is the perfect time to slide in to your teen's life these wonderful skills:

  • more responsibilities
  • more organization
  • more money management
  • more time management
  • more reading
  • and that's just for starters

In fact, there could hardly be a better time than now to level-up your teen one notch as they inch toward graduation and life on their own.  

In this podcast, learn:

  • why this time is the best time to introduce change & responsibility
  • learn how to introduce these new changes to your teen
  • learn 10 ideas that should be on your parent list for your teen (see the list above to get an idea of what's covered)

With time drawing shorter the list of items your teen needs to know needs to get shorter as well.  What a great time to introduce items...

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The Great Teen 4X "Get It Done" Reset

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 A Cure for "I Don't Have Time To Do That"

It's time.  It's time that teens learned how to get MORE out of the time they spend.  In fact, many teens can see an increase of 4x output or more by just a few small changes.
It's likely you've heard around your house: 
"I didn't get around to that."    "How can I possibly do that with all my other stuff?"
And yet . . . you go into their room and their "studying" hour is really only about 15 minutes of constructive use.
Some might think this is simply a time management lesson.  In reality, it is much broader than that.  The short term pay off to getting more output might be be better grades, picking up skills they need but never had the time for, and more.  But, again, it is so much more than that:  
One of the most important adult-type skills they need...
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Constructive Apps for Teens? Read On . . .

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 Yes, There's an APP for That!

How long does your teen spend on their smart phone?  7 Hours and 22 Minutes per day according to ABC News.  

But what if their smart phone could be used for the good?  YES! That's why this episode is so important.  Better grades and productivity are just around the corner.

Your teen can use their smart phone to not only get smarter, but get more organized.   

Today we will talk about how apps can help your teen in 3 BIG areas:
  1. Taking Notes
  2. Getting Help on Challenging School Topics (math for starters . . . )
  3. Getting Organized

Here's a glance at this episode in more detail:

  • [3:34] Apps for Taking Notes
  • [4:50] App for Homework Help on 66 different topics
  • [5:40] Apps for getting organized with study breakdowns, group projects & more
  • BONUS:  [7:14] 8 Safety app considerations...
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Your Teen Emails. Now You Can Make Them Count

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 Your Teen Can Use Emails To Their Advantage 

 

My best day accomplishment days?  It's the days in which I run my "system".  In other words, when I get my important bases covered early.  
 
One of my biggest tools?  Email.  It just might be your big tool, too.  
 
But your teen?  Email just isn't a big deal to them.  It should be, however.  From receiving emails from potential employers, to college admissions, the world still reaches out to us through email.  (of course we have many new methods, but email is still the direct communication king in the adult-world).
Therefore, getting your teen into the habit of sending and receiving emails early in the High School game is a great parent move.
 
But handling emails can do SO much more for your teen.  
 
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It's the "Triple Crown" of Benefits

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 Yes, Judge A Book By A Cover With These 3 Teen Payoffs 

Often, it's the little things.

It's the small steps that our kids that take slowly but surely build their connecting to the outside world.  

And the need to begin NOW connecting them to the "adult world" is important.  Less fear and more confidence, just to name a couple of obvious payoffs.  

But often we spend so much time looking for the BIG steps to getting our kids ready that we don't get anything accomplished.   

That's why today's podcast is special:

  • you'll learn how to use a simple book, yes, a simple book to get them looking "outside" of that box they've built for themselves and connect to adults
  • you'll plant a small seed that will let them feel that they can do more than they think they can.

For a super quick glance at this episode:

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And The Question Is . . .

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 Ask Your Teen This Insightful Question

I wish the following question could be taken at just face value: 

"Have you ever wondered how you are doing as a parent?"  

Truth be told, we mentally answer that for our parent-selves all the time.  And it's usually "could do better" or even sometimes "lousy".  

But it's a question that deserves an answer.  Funny thing is that we don't often go to the source - our teen - and find out.  After all, their opinion is the one that really matters.  

Wouldn't it be great to find out what they think and not use a shouting match or guessing game to find out?  

In this quick, yet concise podcast, find out:

  • a quick and smart question designed to help you find out
  • plus, gather a few amazing brownie points for later, too (and it's true, "later" is coming much...
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