What Teens Don't See
You: [gathering your parent-courage]
“Honey, have you applied for that part-time job yet?”
Teen: [with rolled eyes]
“Oh, (insert your name). I don’t have any experience they’d be interested in and I can’t think of what to talk about during an interview anyway.”
You: [with amazement]
“ Yes you do! Don’t you manage your spending money? I’ve seen how you save toward that iphone you’ve been wanting. Those are skills ANY employer wants needs. There is NO job out there that doesn’t require managing assets from money to supplies.”
- Teens everywhere don’t recognize the talents they are learning in the seemingly “every day” part of their life. They sell themselves short constantly.
- Each time your child completes a project, help them identify skills they’ve used beyond the obvious.
- From leadership to punctuality, they are racking up wonderful skills that they can easily discuss with a potential part-time employer or a possible internship.
Hiding in Plain Sight
So often, confidence building for our teens is literally hiding in plain sight. Helping them find these nuggets will pay it forward for a lifetime. Remember, the teen brain is still developing its "reasoning" side. When we help them spot their skills and achievements, you are building their confidence.
Happy skill hunting!
You CAN Have Success in the Middle of it ALL !
Pam and Holly
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Who Is 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 customerbase in the nation. As a mom of two college-post college daughters, considers it a privilege and to meet other students and parents along the same road. After teaching high school and college students for years, her commitment to helping them with topics most schools can't cover is the light that drives her.
Holly Powers, Attorney-At-Law (Jameson & Powers, P.C.) has been actively practicing law since 1985 and is a shareholder with the law firm of Jameson & Powers, P.C. The firm specializes in transactional law, health care law, and general business law. Holly has taught students precepts concerning the legal world for over 10 years. With 4 children, she understands what teens need to know and has a passion to help others faced with teens and aging parents.
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