Looking 5-Minutes Forward To The Future

 

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

 

#98:  Yes, you can encourage your teen to get a "jumpstart" on their future right now, while it is easier than learning as an adult.   

Go back to your teen years.  
Compare those typical teenage+ years to what you know now.  

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does what you "do" every day now (career, time) in anyway "fit" with what you thought, experienced, or spent time doing when you a mere teen? 
  • Did you ever think about your future?  Prepare for your future?

Odds are you didn't concentrate on the "after" of traditional high school or perhaps even during college if that's the educational route you took.  

But what if I told you that spending 5 minutes with your teen could help them focus in with intention on what they might want to do with their future? 

What...

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4 Steps to Getting a Great Recommendation Letter

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

#92:  4 Steps to Getting Great Recommendations

Your child needs every tool available to succeed in this environment.  They just need to know a few points to increase the odds of getting that job, that college interview, that internship interview, that organization vacancy and more.

Learn these "secrets" to getting glowing recommendations that can help get them further and farther.  

"Hire that young man".
"Accept that applicant".
"You are in.  Orientation starts next week."
 
These are all wonderful phrases you want your "almost grown" adult to hear.

How can your child up the odds of hearing those statements?  Quite simply, they need to do just a bit more than most others will.  They need to take just a few extra steps to receiving recommendations that are not only good, but provide information that the interviewer or...

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This is a professional app. What should you consider?

  Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER. 
"Does Your Teen Need This Professional App?"

  You know about TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
But is LinkedIn an app your teen should consider?

Is there a social media app that you should as a parent take a look at?  That's what this podcast is going to help you consider - and quickly.

In reality, there are strong reasons for "NO, this isn't for my teen" and strong reasons to actually consider encouraging your teen to join LinkedIn.   

Just for starters, in this podcast you'll learn:

  • What is the age requirement to join LinkedIn?
  • What does it mean when LinkedIn is described as "professional"?
  • Why would a teenager even want to be on LinkedIn?
  • Is LinkedIn for every teen?  What about your mini-you?

Get up to speed on this important question:  is LinkedIn a good fit for my teen?  Get ahead of the...

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10 Questions That Make High School Choices More Relevant

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER. 
   "10 Questions Every Teen Should Answer." 

Your Teen Can Tap Into Their Future Potential Right Now 

As I watched my class of students intently absorb what I just handed to them, I realized I was tapping into something much larger than what was on that paper. 

What if kids were in a position to actually think about their future now while still in high school?  It results in more motivation, better decisions on courses, and so much more.

What was on that paper these students were reading?  Research about careers they might be interested in.  Now let me make the following statement clear:  very few students know what they want to pursue as a career while in high school.  But wouldn't it be wonderful if they did know enough to rule things in and out, to give lessons a meaning beyond a textbook...

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Your Teen Emails. Now You Can Make Them Count

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
 Your Teen Can Use Emails To Their Advantage 

 

My best day accomplishment days?  It's the days in which I run my "system".  In other words, when I get my important bases covered early.  
 
One of my biggest tools?  Email.  It just might be your big tool, too.  
 
But your teen?  Email just isn't a big deal to them.  It should be, however.  From receiving emails from potential employers, to college admissions, the world still reaches out to us through email.  (of course we have many new methods, but email is still the direct communication king in the adult-world).
Therefore, getting your teen into the habit of sending and receiving emails early in the High School game is a great parent move.
 
But handling emails can do SO much more for your teen.  
 
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When Should Your Teen Start Their "Future?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
 Help Them Start Their Future - Today 

If you were to ask me what one of the top 10 "need to knows" as a parent would be, today's podcast would answer that question.

Help your teen to connect to their future....post-home life one step at a time.  Often, without this progression, many kids struggle at first with the huge leap from your house to . . . the "real-world" so to speak.  

In reality, this transition from your teen's "small bubble" to their "world-sized balloon" is best nurtured by a caring parent.

That's why this episode is so important.  Today you'll learn:

  • what most teens think of life after traditional school and why that's a myth you need to bust
  • how to help them connect thru this first basic small step

Here's a glance at this episode:

  • [1:02] what simple thing you'll need to get started
  • [1:18] what the typical teen...
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The BIG Day will get here sooner than you think. Ready?

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

Save $ - Start Now - Moving Day Has Hidden Expenses 

As your child barrels toward leaving your nest, expenses lurk that you've not considered - until now. 

No where do expenses escalate faster it seems, than when they move to their new location. 

Whether it's to a new job, a new college, or simply switching from a dorm to an apartment - there's big money to be spent - or SAVED.

In this podcast, you'll find 10 great ideas on how to:

  • start saving now, whether they are a 9th or 10th grader - or leaving home next week
  • negotiate when buying big ticket items
  • find things for free or for less money
  • learn little known spots to look for needed items

These 10 ideas are gathered from parents previously in your shoes wanting to pass on their mistakes so that you won't make them.  In this most practical of podcasts, you'll be glad you tuned in.

As I...

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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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Your Teen Can Join the Resume Revolution

Zoom and Google Hangouts. Telephones on our wrists. AirBnb.  Taxi vs. Uber vs. Lyft.   Movies played on nearly everything you own.  Turn your house off and on miles from home,

and. . .

A Resume Revolution.  

With today's current challenges, everything seems upside down.  But one thing that each teen can do is prepare their resume - in the new digital age.

We grew up with paper resumes.   Those word-heavy depressing things.  Are they as effective these days?  Not so much.   Paper resumes still have their place, but to stand out?  Go virtual.  You knew this addition/change was coming. 

With today's current challenges, everything seems upside down.  But one thing that each teen can do is prepare their resume - in the new digital age.

How can our teens take advantage of “Virtual Resumes”?

First, let’s define what these are.  They use all the capabilities of the online world...

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That Career Pays HOW MUCH?

 

Your teen is getting close to graduation (even if just a freshman)!
They have NO idea what a particular career requires.
You don't want them to waste ONE MINUTE in bad choices heading in the WRONG direction.

BUT

Did you know that having career clues while in High School helps make better choices?  Yes, EVEN while in High School.

What's A Parent To Do?

With your teen's limited time, and with your time next to non-existent, there ARE power moves you (read YOUR TEEN) can make to get this ball rolling in the right direction.

The above episode (video) covers it quickly and is full of concrete moves that can be made tonight.

Learn:

  • Why do they need this information now?
  • What if your teen "has no idea" about a career direction
  • Learn the 5 questions your teen needs to ask (and answer) about potential careers and where to gather this information

Next week?

Learn how to put this information into action on behalf of your teen.  HINT:  There's a learning multiplier for your teen...

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