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

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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.

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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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Skip Your "Nearly Grown's" Gift List. These 3 are Amazing

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

Have you gotten your "list" yet?  You know the one. . . the one that has expensive gift ideas on it that generally wear out within days.  Plus, money is tight and that list . . . well, it isn't "tight" at all.  

But you CAN give items that are true gems.  They don't cost much and in fact, one can be done for free.  As parents we search and search for ways to teach them while they are in this last season.  These 3 ideas are fabulous ways of doing it.  

3 GREAT Gift Ideas for Your "Nearly Grown" >>> (see podcast at top )

  • Did you know your "nearly grown" CAN invest very little money and have a blast watching things grow?  YES!
  • PLUS, there are 2 more ideas you can use from this podcast as well. 
  • (Note, we have no affiliation with anything mentioned here...we just care to pass on dynamite info you can use)

Teaching our kids is just different...

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"I Didn't Hear/Remember THAT"

Podcast #P35:  "Well, I missed THAT".  Listen:

CHAOS.  Yes, CHAOS. 

Information comes at us faster than a car in the Indy 500 Race.

 Think that happens to your "nearly grown"?  Of course.  That's why I use the word - CHAOS. 

Their brains go into overload.  How can they learn to synthesize what they hear, see, and read? It's crucial, absolutely crucial for the to master this skill as they progress into adulthood.  It's a need our kids *hopefully* use every day.  But do they do it well?  

Have you ever heard:  "Mom, I didn't hear that" OR "Dad, I just didn't have that in my notes? OR "That was in the textbook and I didn't put those points together."

As they move into high school, or college, or their first job - having a synthesizing skill just might be the very leg they use to keep moving forward in life.  

What's recorded is remembered. 
What isn't - - - well, it isn't remembered. 

In this...

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The Thankful & Courageous Parent

Today's Podcast Above :  "The Thankful and Courageous Parent"

Probably one of the hardest things we face as parents is . . .well . . .to be parents. 

It takes courage.  No one told us this when we signed up, right?  But . . . 

A thankful parent is a courageous parent.  

We have so much to be thankful for but life gets in our way.  
A bigger challenge?  Showing our kids - of any age - how thankful we are for them.

In this podcast: (see at top) 

  • remind yourself of why you are grateful for your kids
  • 2 methods of showing them exactly why they mean so much to you

I've recorded this quick podcast to encourage and help you as you remember what you are thankful for instead of what you are *not* thankful for.  I know that at times I struggle with this very concept.  

So, from our parent-heart to yours, we wish you a season of thanks.  On our list?  Being on a parent journey with you.  We signed up as...

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It's About Your Time - and a Hack Fix

 

Listen to the "Parenting Your Nearly Grown   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER."     Above
 
"My day feels like it has turned to MUSH"
"I worked ALL day and got nothing done"
"I studied for hours and hours and still got a C"

You probably don't realize it.  I didn't either.    Since the upheaval of our time structure this season, we have lost crucial time anchors. 

We've relied on those "anchors" for years.  Our "nearly grown" kids?  Many of them basically have only known these types of time anchors. 

The consequence?  Our day seems like mush -
a mash-up to use today's vernacular. 

But there is a way to focus in on how to right your ship (and your "nearly grown" child's as well.  

In this podcast: (see at the top)

  • learn an EASY time hack I have used for 30 years 
  • learn how you answer "Where did the time go?" and "I put so much time into this, what happened?" 
  • learn how...
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