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 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Flown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER. 

Dinner on the table.  Helping with homework.  Laundry needs.  Leftover work from your day.  That's just for starters. 

Who ever invented the word "spare time"?

And yet, you want to instill those last lessons, gems of wisdom into your "nearly grown" before well, before they are completely out of your influence the majority of the time.

Today you are going to learn 5 statistics & areas which give you a foundation in which to formulate your personal approach to huge topics your kids need to understand and master.   Does this sound vague?  Believe me, it isn't.  And as always, I respect your time so all you need is the next 6 or so minutes to gather these 5 important statistics.

In this podcast you will learn:

  1. What a study of 168,000 10th students revealed about gaining success
  2. Salaries 
  3. Why books matter
  4. The 25% time waster
  5. ...
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Is Your "Nearly Grown" Child Ready?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Flown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER. 

Myth: 
It is not really possible to teach certain skills.  
  • You are born with them or you aren't.
  • Or, you just have to learn them the hard way.
Need an example? 
How can you possible teach people skills?  
 
Today, let's bust that myth. 
In order to move ahead in today's online/smartphone world, people skills are even harder to come by than ever before.  Sadly, it is at a time when our kids need this the most.  

People Skills Lead To

self-confidence > leadership > positive risk taking > networking & even > kindness.  

Any step forward on this skill will further their future and those around them.  

In this concise, 6-minute podcast you will learn:
  • how to help your teen plan for group events
  • how to ask questions in a way to begin a leadership personality
  • how to put others at...
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Start Their Networking Skills NOW

   Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Flown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER. 

Networking. If ever there was a critical skill needed these days for our kids to survive and thrive in the "adult-world", networking would be on the Top 5 list.  

But our kids often don't get direct advice/training/practice on how to start conversations.  Practice helps reduce stress and fear.  You CAN help your "nearly flown" child with this Top 5 skill.  

This short podcast is designed to help you as a parent/grandparent/guardian:

  • bone up on conversation starter phrases
  • understand the 2 R's of good conversation with someone you don't know
  • discover a way to help your teen practice this needed skill

We know there is so much left you want to cover with your child . . .  and time grows shorter.  We've been in your shoes.  It is our fervent hope that this podcast and this episode can help you.  

And as...

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5 Minutes, 4 Weeks, and an Easy Plan to Your Better Prepared "Nearly Flown"

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We tend to make things so much harder than it needs to be.  We tend to get overwhelmed when teaching our "nearly grown" kids.

It's completely understandable . . . and avoidable.

There are things your "nearly flown" must know.  You intend to tell them or  teach them, but there's just SO much to cover.

That's where this podcast can help.  Learn:

  • How to conquer that "overwhelm" feeling in your last season with your child
  • How to start that learning ball rolling with just 5 minutes per week.
  • In just 4 weeks, you will look back to what you've accomplished.

As always, enjoy this season with your "mini-you" and 

You CAN Have Success in the Middle of it ALL

The JellyGeneration Team/Pam

Link Mentioned in the Podcast:

About JellyGeneration

Pam Hardison, MBA, BBA in Finance and Business Education, has created and co-owned a national mail order catalog which at one point was the 21st...

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Can You Explain That Please?

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When did your child quit asking questions?  Do you know how important it is that they learn this skill?  

Even more importantly, you can help them re-learn this skill.

Why does it matter?  

Asking a question is the easiest, most powerful way of learning.
It creates leadership skills and self-confidence.    

And that's just for starters.

In this podcast learn:

  • 4 myths to remove from your parent repertoire 
  • 4 fabulous reasons to encourage questions-communication 
  • easy 3-step method to getting them to ask ?'s in class

As always, enjoy this season with your "mini-you" and 

You CAN Have Success in the Middle of it ALL

The JellyGeneration Team/Pam

Link Mentioned in the Podcast:

About JellyGeneration

Pam Hardison, MBA, BBA in Finance and Business Education, has created and co-owned a national mail order catalog which at one point was the 21st fastest growing customer...

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The Top 10 Teen Win$

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Everyone has their Top 10 List. 
But you have a "hidden" Top 10 as well. 
 
Your kids might even have their "hidden" Top 10 by now. 
If not, they most assuredly will soon.  
 
The "Hidden" Teen Top 10 

What are the Top 10 Items Your Teen or “Nearly Grown” child is likely to buy frequently and/or on the pricey side.   It is highly likely they are "hiding" in plain site.

We want our kids to learn to hang on to every dollar they can.  

But how? 

In today's episode, we give you a "how" answer:

for what your child's likely Top 10 "hidden" expenses could be
in ways to reduce them 
at the end and learn a way to get your "nearly grown's" buy-in to discover/save 

"I don't need a bit of extra "jingle" in my pocket" - said no one...

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Show Your Teen You ARE Listening . . . and Watch Your Relationship Improve

 

Welcome to a Special Episode of Parenting Your "Nearly Grown" JUST.  GOT.  EASIER.

 To View by Video . . . head to the top of this blog  

 To Listen by Audio.... just click here:

 

In this interview of Bernard Salcido, author, coach, administrator and teacher, shows you exactly how to improve your listening skills with a few simple techniques.

Listening "hacks" can show your teen you ARE listening
When they KNOW you are listening, communication goes UP and stress goes DOWN
Learn exact pointers to better communication.  (note, it isn't "just listen better").
These "hacks" can apply to relationships beyond your teens.
 
It's a quick yet very concise podcast you can learn from.  
As we firmly believe here at JellyGeneration . . .

You CAN Have Success in the Middle of it ALL

Pam and the JellyGeneration Team

Show Links:

  • Salcido Instagram:  @connecting_with_teens
  • "TeenConnect" Book by Bernardo Salcido:  
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30 Second Technique to Build Self-Confidence

           Podcast: Parenting Your "Nearly Flown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER.

Self-Confidence.  The root of almost everything.  Does your "nearly grown" have enough of it?  Answer:  probably not.  

Can self-confidence be practiced and increased?  Absolutely.

In today's episode:  (podcast link at the top)

  • learn this fast self-confidence builder 
  • learn how to practice it
  • you will learn it in less time than it takes to wait on your gourmet coffee order
  • you will be able to teach it to your teen on the way home from nearly anywhere
  • it has the double benefit of encouragement to others
  • your child will gain self-confidence, earn and give respect, and be able to use this for a lifetime
  • it can become a great habit if practiced often enough

This is one of the most informative podcast episodes ever.  Its simplicity is contagious.  We hope it helps your, your kids, and others you meet along...

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Think Easy Bake Oven Days Are Over?

Podcast: Parenting Your "Nearly Flown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER.

Lessons From The Kitchen? 

It's been right under our parent noses since . . . well. . . they were born.

We parents search high and low for ways to impart wisdom to our "nearly grown and almost gone" kids.  The "do your homework or else" and "what, you haven't begun studying yet" and "mom, that class has nothing to do with what I will need when I am out on my own" are spoken far and wide in so many households.

Today's podcast while genius in its simplicity, will drive home lessons in: (see link at top)

  • math
  • time management
  • health
  • budget/spending planning
  • family coordination (think negotiations) 
  • food safety
  • and truly a lifetime payoff

Here at JellyGeneration we've covered investing, debt/credit, careers, college prep moves just to name a small few.  But this podcast marries the practical with the academic.  What will you end up with?  Lessons From The...

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2 Parent Moves To Make This Holiday Season to Ready Your "Nearly Flown" For Life

 Podcast: Parenting Your "Nearly Flown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER.

That "free" time your "nearly grown" will have for a few weeks is almost here.  

Maybe they have a part time job.  Maybe they will sleep late.  Maybe they will spend time with friends.  

But this gift of time is valuable.  

Allow me to introduce you to a concept that you've probably already used in raising your "mini-you".  But let's give it a title:  "Stair-Step Learning"

At the core of what we parents do?  We slowly transfer control and power, sprinkled with wisdom and education . . . to our kids.  The end result?  Hopefully a better prepared adult than we were, right?  

So, back to this "free time" they are about to have.

In this podcast we cover 2 BIG Parent moves (see above )

  • how to stair-step them toward more control of their own daily life
  • how to introduce money skills - using an easy stair-step method
  • none of...
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