Steal This Great Teacher Attention Technique

(Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER. podcast)

Option A!  May I have your attention?


Option B!  Can you stand on your head?  Can you talk at warp speed? Can you roller skate?

Now . . . be honest.  Which option will you remember the most?  Option B of course.

Why are we talking about this?  Because you, like most parents, probably struggle with getting your child's attention.  And it gets harder and harder the closer they get to "nearly flown".  However, you DO have experts in your world that you probably know.  

In This Podcast: (see at top)

  • Find out about someone already in your world and what they do to get your precious yet distracted young adult's attention.  
  • Plus, you'll learn how to adapt the technique to your own child and world.  

Now YOU can be the expert in the room.  

Show Notes/Link:

Teen Tool Box Starter Podcast >>>...

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Twas The 10 Great Student Prep Ideas Before Christmas

 (see podcast above)

Regardless of the time of year, every parent will recognize this:

"Twas the Night Before . . . (Christmas, Summer, Fall) Break and ALL thru the house not a student was stirring, not even a mouse."

Yes, this happened at my house, too.  I wanted them to have a bit of downtime, but I also wanted to keep them on a growth pattern.  

Today, more than ever, ever, our kids need to build their "edge".  

Let's reframe how we look at those amazing "break" days and get starting on their "edge".  

The gifts of days free of traditional school are just as described . . . gifts.  Those days don't come to we parents, of course.  So how can we help our kids capitalize on those day-gifts?  

Whether to earn extra money, to get ahead, to catch up, to add nuggets to their resume, it IS the perfect time to allow downtime AND sneak in that all important growing and learning we want them to have.

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4 College Campus Visit Must Knows

Welcome to the Podcast:  "Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST. GOT. EASIER.
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Mom:  "Honey, you are a HS freshman now.  Grades will count starting NOW
               toward  college and/or jobs."  
HS Child: "I know, I know.  I'll get on it."
Mom: [sighs]

I've heard this scenario played out with many, many a High School student.  

Of course, there is so much more to life after High School than grades, college, and a career but to get there?  They need to get an "edge" and prepare sooner rather than later.  It doesn't have to be intensive, but it does need to happen.  Times have changed since we were their age.  Our parenting skills need to evolve as well.  

So - - - how to get them thinking about their future - now?

There IS a way to drive home the importance of life after high school, even as early as their freshman...

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Your "Nearly Grown" Child Find their "Edge"

An edge.  Everyone needs one - including your "nearly grown" child. 

Why?  In today's computer tech world, adults your child needs to influence and impress have seen just about everything.   Information all becomes a "blurr".

That "blurr" is white noise and is easily tuned out.

But the good news?  There are ways to identify and create unique ways to stand out.  This huge need begins in high school and travels with them right through college or that first job . . . and truth be told . . . beyond.  

Where will they need to stand out?

Resumes, interviews, peer groups, organizations, and even within their classes at school.  

This podcast (top of this article) you will learn:

  • the 3 questions method to help your child develop those "look at what I did" gems
  • their "unique standout" beginning just might be hiding right under their nose
  • how their "stand out gem" can naturally flow from an interest they already have

You can help your...

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5 Hacks to Help Teen Online Safety

Why didn't I get into this organization?
Why do they think that of me?
Who are they?
People everywhere - especially our teens-young adults - ask this, daily.  

Their Answer:  check online.  (see the podcast above for details)

Our life is an open book and anyone it seems can read it.  There are, of course, so many good things that come of online and social media.  But more time than we'd like to admit - it can trip us up.

Online Safety Has Many Concerns to watch for:

  • safety from "the bad guys"
  • safety from hurting others and from being hurt
  • safety from achieving our life's goals
  • and more

So what's a parent to do for our kids?

This topic is a forever changing topic.  But YES, there are safety moves we can take ourselves and we can help our teens with, too.  What a great lifetime habit to get them started on.  

In this podcast (above) you will learn 5 techniques to get you started on your safety journey.  Learn:

  1. the "All Rights...
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5 Wacky Questions To Ask Your "Nearly Flown" Child

Do you struggle getting your "nearly flown" child's attention to impart wisdom?  Then today's podcast is just what the Dr. ordered.  

Times With Our Almost-Grown Kids Are Changing

Why?  We know we must reach them in this last season but some of the methods we have relied on in our kids younger years are just not as effective now.   

They have grown up, or nearly so.  We need to adapt.  

Get Creative

Communicating with our teens/young adults/college-aged must change.  We parents have to be more creative and practice new ways to start discussions.  

Our "almost grown" kids want to be seen as an adult.  Today's 5 wacky questions do a great job bridging the gap between the past and the future.  

Try New Strategies

In fact, you can use this wacky question strategy on so many topics.  It's a quick listen today, but well worth your time.

In today's parent podcast: (Parenting Your "Nearly Grown" JUST. GOT....

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Find out Why-How-Who Positively Influences Your Child - Parent Gold!


"I'll be back later" 

Parents with "nearly grown" kids typically ALL hear those phrases.  

Why?  From their need to be independent, to our parent eyes still seeing them as our "baby", our kids are growing and changing right in front of our eyes.  And UGH, our parent influence reduces as they grow closer to flying off.

But ... we parents still have so much left to teach them, right?  

Then, let's learn how our kids learn.  It's a great way to reach them when we learn how they are being reached in their "outside" life.

This podcast episode walks you thru a method to develop a deeper understanding of the type of adult your "sweet baby" is becoming - and how you can still work in those valuable lessons you have left to cover with them.

In this episode you will learn:

  • [0.24] what to expect from this episode      
  • [3:11] your stealth parenting move - 3 steps
  • [4:40] the 4 things you will learn from...
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#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 . . . 


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


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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.  


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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