#2 BIGGEST $ Lesson Your "Nearly Grown" Child Must Learn

Why is it that the BIGGEST over-arching HUGE life lessons are often the HARDEST to teach our "almost grown" teens and young adults??

"Those" types of lessons seem overwhelming to parents.   But they don't have to be.

We know that DEBT is horrible.  But our kids need to learn FASTER than we did because more enticement comes at them than ever before.

  In a word . . . it is . . . 

DEBT-istation

This podcast episode you can steer them away from money heartache.  It covers:

  • the WHY in ways you might not have considered
  • the HOW to reach your kids on this crucial lesson
  • Plus, it includes an illustration you can easily use on your kids

Podcast Summary Points:

[2:01] WHY do you NEED to teach this 

  • 3 reasons [2:55]
  • Who Owns Who? [3:55]
  • The Extra Payback.  Do Dreams Count? [4:25]      

[5:36] A Step-by-Step Teaching Method & Illustration

[7:56] Your Main Parent Play

[9:06] The Next Level - Money Planning Training Wheels

We...

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Empty Nest Woes? Think Again.

So you waved goodbye . . .to your "just flown" child . . . and to all the parent friends you met along life's journey. 

Or did you?

Your child just left for that job, college or any number of other situations, leaving you wondering what just happened.  Today's episode is going to answer that. 

While nearly all of our episodes are centered around educating our "nearly grown" kids, this episode is dedicated to YOU... the parent/grandparent.

You want to stay in touch with them.  You want to walk by their room and not start the next tsunami, as well.  You want to resist the temptation to call them 24/7 and catch up.  It's hard to wade through this new phase you are in.  But you CAN make forge a new way to stay in touch.  

How?

Be a trend setter and set up "stay in touch" parties, or put another way, set up a boxing party.

It's a terrific two-fer way to stay in touch with your "just flown" child, their friends, AND the parent-friends you met...

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Multiple Income Streams - The Teen Way

Are you interested in teaching your child one of the single most important financial lessons ever? 

Then, this podcast "Parenting Your "Nearly Grown" Child  JUST.  GOT.  EASIER." is for you!

Our kids, now more than ever, need to understand how to set up and protect themselves as much as they can from that unexpected pitfall that will inevitably occur.   

Most parents don't teach this concept.   So, we offer you kudo's for your willingness to tackle this topic with your almost-out-the-door child.  It's not difficult to teach when tackled in a logical fashion.  

We like to set their mental mindset for this session by using the "spinning plates" illustration.  You'll hear about that in the first minute or two of this podcast.

Also included:  

[4:10] What a "nearly grown" young adult generally thinks about income.

[4:53] 4 Income Streams "nearly grown" can consider right now.

[7:14] The Main Concept AND the Secret...

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New Teen+ Voter? 10 Great Parent "Need To Knows" (non-partisan)

Hi Parents:

Did you watch the DNC and RNC conventions?  I did.  Pretty exciting.  

Do you have a first-time voter at your home?  Are they ready to imploy one of the greatest privileges they have? 

Yes, our teens (and of course, we parents) get so busy that we don't realize that we have to plan just a bit to get them registered and able to vote on election day.

I'll never forget helping my two kids get ready/registered and up to speed on voting.  Did you know you can't take a photo inside the voting area?  Well, at least you can't where I live.  But never fear, yes, I did get my photo - which I know (ha) they will thank me for later.  

Is your child moving (or just moved) to college?  Did they just take a job in another city? 

Then THIS podcast episode of "Parenting Your "Nearly Flown"  Just. Got. Easier" is for you.  By the way, this podcast is non-partisan and our 10 great points fit everyone.

Getting them...

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Sneak Learning Into This Election Season

Get your kids involved.  It's election season.  Set them up for learning AND to be a life-long participator in the democratic process.

Their BONUS?  Not only will they understand what voting means to them personally BUT they can have a resume builder/essay starter/attention grabbing college interview point - and so much more.  

Yes, we parents can use this season for our "nearly grown" child's educational advantage.  How?  

Stealth learning, that's how.  As our kids get older, their friends/peers become more influential and we parents, well, our reach begins that downward, organic slide.  That's not such a bad thing in the long run - - - but it sure does leave we parents scrambling to drive home those last important lessons before our kids fly off into adulthood.  

****Speaking of stealth, we have an interesting side note in election history included at the end of this podcast.  Wow, 3 huge traditions began over 180...

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First Days of School? Improve on Last Year

What happens to our kids every year - that we parents DON"T get to experience?

A clean slate, new teachers, friends, classes and more.  Wow.  Don't we parents all wish we had this chance?  

But if our kids don't know how to capitalize on this HUGE opportunity . . . it passes QUICKLY.  

Today's episode covers "How To Build Their Future - Right Now" with 3 techniques sure to get them up and running from an entirely new and exciting perspective.

Don't you wish you could help your child start better, and lay a foundation for their future from habits to mindset?  If so, this episode is for you,  

[1:25] #1 Re-Set Their Expectations Framework

  • Learn how to capitalize on "different"
  • Learn parent dialogue to encourage growth

[3:38] #2 Build Teacher Relationships

  • Capitalize on one of the biggest assets your "nearly grown" child has

[5:42] #3 Build Positive Circles

  • Your child needs to be strategically looking for these

[7:18] Help Your Child...

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Yes? Then this will help . . .

The upcoming test . . . 

Grades . . . friends . . . 

TV . . .  Social Media . . . . Quarantine . . . 

YIKES.  Where can we buy them a  "Super Teen Cape"?

OVERWHELM can lead to procrastination, stress, misguided decisions and so much more.  

In this podcast episode, learn 3 techniques that are here to the rescue. 

They aren't a "superman cape", but they are close.  In fact, these 3 things will serve them well as they navigate that last season with you AND turn into pure gold as they navigate life without you.

[2:46] Point 1:  Patterns and Structure - Help them create THEIR structure using this simple step.  It will automatically elevate the power of "NO" and the power of "I'll think about that tomorrow!"

[6:22] Point 2:  Cue the Habits & Small Successes - Teach your kids this "science experiment" and watch them take advantage of habits.  Yes, they can train their brain to experience success.

[11:34] Point 3:...

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The Teenage Brain (Good News!)

You know the parent-drill.  You explain something to your almost-grown child in what you think is a calm and rational manner and might you get back?  A burst of emotion.  What is going on?

We bet you occasionally have an unrecognizable young adult running around calling you Mom and/or Dad.  Right?

Today, we cover where that emotion just might really be coming from and how you can help your "mini-you" grow into a more rational and balanced human being.  Scientists (many) cite what is going on and yes, it brings us good news on this front!

Today's podcast explains this phenomenon and we give you 5 strategies to use this in your parenting skills.

SCIENCE REVEALS

[1:19] Myth busted.  Full disclosure, this one surprised me.

[2:39] What DO young adult brains have?

[3:57] Their brain vs. our brain.  (hint:  they are not the same)

FIVE GREAT PARENT STRATEGIES TO CONSIDER: 

[5:09] First: The expectation bar. Our kids still need to know what is...

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3 Habits to Success after High School

With graduation day JUST around the corner, you ask yourself this question all the time-

Is my "almost grown child" ready for life after me? They CAN be more ready than you think.

Here are 3 habit/educational moves they need to learn now - while in HS for success after the big "cross the stage for that diploma" moment.  

By the end of this podcast (link near top) you will be able to tuck these 3 solid success habits into their every day life. BONUS: at the end you will learn an easy method to avoid the graduation day panic of "what haven't I taught them"!

 

Podcast Episode Summary:

[3:08] "Talking Tall vs. Talking Small"
            - teach them to handle conflict
[7:25] "Sublime Time"
           - control and minimize their environment
[12:40] "Two Million Dollars"
           - the buck stops here
[16:04] Make a List and Check it Twice - the Practical Way"
     ...

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Is Your "Nearly Grown" Child a Stock Tycoon?

Today's Podcast (click above) delivers HELP for the weary parent!

So how DO you get your teen from a slug-bug sleep till noon vacation syndrome TO thinking and learning - almost without knowing it?

That's our topic for today.  School's out and it's a HUGE opportunity for them to associate learning with FUN and how it fits in the "real world".  

When you are done, you will have 2 SUPER ideas both stealthy, yet educational.   They are great for say . . . age 8th grade thru the college ages.  

Note: they don't have to involve you as a helicopter parent but I've thrown in a twist or two that will have you WANTING to participate!

SUMMARY OF PODCAST

#1. Fun/Educational Move - Be a Stock Jock

[1:34].  How to pick a stock, set up fun competition among family and even friends (zoom anyone?) and declare a stock tycoon winner in the end.  No stock broker background required.  Learn how to easily set this up.     [5:00] Up the...

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