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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The Best 30-Minute Parent Investment You Can Make

30 Minutes.  Just 30 Minutes can set your "nearly grown" child on the path to lifelong money management AND guess what?  No helicopter parenting required. 

Today's Podcast was (#P16) is pure parent gold.  Click here to listen:



When you are done today, you will know exactly where to start and what to do to get them on a money planning road to success. 

Plus, with 10 minutes more per week, you can put them into their own amazing habit-accountability system. 

Parents, this involves setting up a strong foundation with the right emphasis points. It does not require mountains of time either.  Do you have 30 minutes?  Here's how to make that time count! 

In this podcast episode we cover:

[2:30] Two Big Mistakes Parents Make

[3:38] Concepts your "nearly grown" NEEDS to understand (buy-in and quick results)

[4:30] 2 Fundamentals no matter the age

[6:14] The 30 Minute Starter Plan

[6:29] Step 1:  The "Outside" Money

[6:44] Step 2:...

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Your Teen: "Does this career fit me?

 
Important choices happen to your teen every day. 
Big ones.  
*Yes or No to College.   *What will I do after graduation?    *Where do I fit?

Talk about anxiety.  And if we parents were to talk out loud about this, many a parent would admit the same thing.  

The Good News? 

You CAN help your teen experience a bit of their future right now.  It reduces anxiety and gets them excited about the moment after getting that diploma.  

Welcome to JellyGeneration and our latest episode of Parent-52 where we tell you HOW you can help your child be better prepared to launch to their fullest potential.

In this episode:

  • 4 BIG payoffs on starting your teen in career research NOW
  • 3 ways for them to start that will NOT require mounds of time for them to do so

It's a big episode packed into about 6 minutes of viewing time.  

5 Career Research Questions your teen needs to answer

Did you miss last week's episode on what...

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Teach Your Teen To Handle Conflict with this 1 Communication Method

 

Does your teen need help in communicating with others - especially when a potential conflict is involved? 

Of course.   In fact, most of us can say the same thing.  

Then today's episode will be just for you.  When you finish, you will have an easy technique to show your teen about how to handle potential communication challenges.  It's usable, workable, and can be put into action quickly.

I know that all of us are working through how to handle quarantine.  This morning I walked to the park near me.  As I was leaving I heard a lady shouting.  She was standing by her car along with her dog.  What was she yelling at?  It wasn't a "what", it was a "who".  A second car drove up, parked a safe distance away, and 3 cute little kid's heads shot up thru the sun roof.  Turns out, the lady with the dog was shouting excited greetings to her daughter and 3 grandkids. It was so sweet.  I waived to the grandmother and...

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A Fresh Approach to Resumes

 

Our kids have accomplished so much.  It's time to showcase those amazing feats..  But how?
Resumes have changed.  Big time.
 
From part time jobs, college admissions, scholarships, and internships, a "stand out" resume is needed. 
 
In fact, standing out now is even more important than ever.
 
In this podcast episode, I cover:
  • new and unique ways to digitally enhance resumes
  • 3 basics all teen resumes need
  • tools available
  • resume link examples (see below)

Hidden benefits of resumes using digital techniques?

Where to begin?  Digital resumes are easy to tailor and modify to each recipient.  A more traditional version can be extrapolated as needed.  Our young adults often have technical skills needed to make an impressive resume.  And, don't forget this . . . you probably already have video clips and photos perfect for this new resume revolution.  

Self-Confidence

If I could shout this one benefit from the rooftops, it...

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