Your Teen Can Begin their Life Resume Now

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
Your Teen Can Build Their Life Resume - Starting Now  

Do you want your almost-grown and busy child to see the potential of their future now?  

You keep telling them their academic work and common sense guidelines you set out as their parent really do matter to their future.  It's just so hard for them to see. 

In fact, you and I probably said at least 1000 times when we were their age - "why do I have to learn this because it will never matter." 

But in reality, more of what we learned then and more of what your child is learning right now does matter. 

The magic trick?  How can you get them to see this?  Tie their current world to an "outside" world in a step-by-step controlled manner.  

This short, targeted podcast will give you not only a way to get them "life experience", but just...

Continue Reading...

Use All Your Parent Tools

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
Your Hidden Parent Resource  
 
True or False:  
"You are the only one outside of traditional school that can reach your child and teach them?"  
Answer:  False
 
True or False:
"Your "nearly grown" child learns and listens just the same way you did at their age."
Answer:  False

That leaves you with a big question.  How can you still reach them in this last season?  Who and what will they listen to that will help bridge those "rolled eyes" and "whatever's?  

It calls for creativity, doesn't it.  This very podcast will give you a wonderful idea that you've probably never thought about in quite this way - and 2 examples that will start your own creative thought process in how to make the most of your time with your mini-you before they fly off into adulthood.

Some might call this a "hidden...

Continue Reading...

5 Step Framework for Skill Improvement

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
A Skill - Learning Framework for a Lifetime  

What skill would help your child the most in the next 12 months?  

We teach our teens how to drive a car, how to wash clothes, how to handle high school, and so much more, right? 

But often we overlook teaching how to tackle new things. 

Which skills will they need next yr, 5 years from now or 20 years from now?  Who knows.  We can predict a few skills, but what about the ones we can't predict?

What can we teach now that can apply to their known and their unknown skill needs?

What CAN we teach them?  Answer:  an approach, a system, a method in which to view mastering new skills or even improve old ones.  

You are in the right spot because in today's podcast (link at top )  you will: 
  • learn a 5-step framework to skill learning or improvement
  • ...
Continue Reading...

Grab a Pencil for 18 HS & Beyond Success Tips

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

18 Smart Tips for Greater High School  Success You Will Want to Know  

High School:   Grades.   Athletics.   Studying.    Tests. 

We all know the above, right?

But High School ALSO leads to:     Life.    Perhaps college.     Perhaps a job.  

Do you know smart moves your child can take while in High School to help them not only NOW but for their FUTURE? 

We've broken down some savvy steps by grade in the podcast above.  

Here's a quick summary of what we cover in this quick and informative few minutes.

Fabulous High School Freshman Moves:
Unique activities, the #1 things that matters right out of the Freshman gate, and who knows the score in HS that your child must meet
 
Stand-Out Sophomore Moves:
The #1 outside skill they really...
Continue Reading...

Parents, Give It a Try

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

 How up to speed are you on:

  • money
  • current events
  • ways to sneak last bits of wisdom to your kids before they enter adult life?

Not sure?  Then this fun quiz (podcast link above) is for you. 

The questions in this podcast are designed to:

  • catch your "almost-out-the-door's" attention
  • show you how you can use current events and data to sneak in learning
  • and yes, impress your kids with some of today's current famous names

As our teens and young adults get older, the more they pay attention to "outside" sources.  As parents, when we learn to harness that crucial connection, it's a powerhouse way to not only communicate to them, but sneak in information they need to know.

Have fun with this.  Use the thought process as a guide to other ways you can "reach 'em."  

Till next time . . . and . . . 

You CAN Have Success...

Continue Reading...

Does Your Child Tackle New Projects?

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

 What does your child do when a new opportunity or challenge occurs?

  • avoids it
  • takes 3x longer to tackle it
  • feels inadequate
  • doesn't know where to start?

Odds are high you picked at least one of the above.

None of those responses are surprising.  Your "nearly grown" child still has some growing to do on the "rational/language" side of the equation while their "emotional" growth is practically complete.  

But, of course, tackling new things?   You and I know it is an absolute must in their becoming the very best they can be.    Of course, learning how to do this sooner rather than later?  It helps them get where they are heading faster and wiser.

How can you teach them to look at those opportunities and challenges?

AND

How can they master the steps to keep moving forward and avoiding the fear,...

Continue Reading...

5 Must Knows to Teach Your Child about Contracts

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

Should your "teachable moments" include an introduction to contracts?  

Absolutely.  In fact, it is highly likely you already have what it takes to make the topic creative, yet meaningful.  You've just never been shown how to use it.  

In this short podcast you will learn: 

  • 5 contract concepts every teen should hear
  • A creative method to get your child involved in learning
  • A few buzz words made easy
  • And odds are high you will learn information you need, too

This rarely taught topic isn't generally found in traditional academics with so many other things they need to cover.  But as we know, contracts are important and rule so much of our "can" and our "can't".

As your time winds down with your "nearly grown", important lessons loom larger.  This is one of them and we hope it helps you move the needle...

Continue Reading...

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

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

What lessons does your "nearly grown" teen or young adult still need to learn?  

And, how can you weave them into your busy parent-life?

With just one hour, you can pour 3 lessons/concepts/wisdom into your "almost out the door" child.  They get a little smarter and you get a bit less worry as they pull away and move into adulthood.  

In this podcast, learn how to cover these 3 crucial points in just 1-hr:
  • the concept of buying without debt
  • how much debt can really cost
  • the importance of safety devices (use and maintenance)
  • car accidents and what to do

When you narrow focus and concentrate on specific teaching points, you'll be surprised at what you can cover in a short amount of time.

So go ahead and challenge yourself to find that hour this weekend.   You'll be so glad you did.

As always . . . 

You...

Continue Reading...

Does Joining a Sorority Make Sense At Your House?

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

So you have a High School freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior daughter that is considering college in their future.  You want them to get the most from college while, of course, getting a degree that propels them into adulthood successfully and with a job that can sustain them, right?

How can they make the most of college?  Generally it's only 2-4 years.  The first year is the toughest.  They need to set solid groundwork almost with their first foot on campus.

Lurking in the background looms the question facing many a household...do they go through "rush" and consider joining a sorority.  If "yes" might be the case at your house, then there are points you will want to know even if your daughter is in the early stages of high school.  If "no", I give you a way to explore alternatives.  That first college semester is...

Continue Reading...

Have you started your "nearly grown" on this skill yet? Here's How.

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

It's time to get rid of the phrase . . . "the art of negotiating."    It is way beyond an "art".  It's crucial. 

In fact, you could describe it as a "survival" skill.  

Your child will not have unlimited resources and time as they move toward adulthood.  None of us do.  But we both know that when someone is first starting out they have even more need for resources just when they have even less resources to go around.  

Let's teach them a skill to help.  When you break this down into small steps, introducing "how to negotiate" isn't nearly as difficult as it might sound.

In this podcast you will hear 6 important steps you'll want to remember as you introduce this topic to your "nearly grown" teen or young adult.  

  • Negotiation conversation starters
  • What to do before starting those conversations
  • The...
Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.