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 . . . 

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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 . . . 

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Start Their Networking Skills NOW

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

Networking. If ever there was a critical skill needed these days for our kids to survive and thrive in the "adult-world", networking would be on the Top 5 list.  

But our kids often don't get direct advice/training/practice on how to start conversations.  Practice helps reduce stress and fear.  You CAN help your "nearly flown" child with this Top 5 skill.  

This short podcast is designed to help you as a parent/grandparent/guardian:

  • bone up on conversation starter phrases
  • understand the 2 R's of good conversation with someone you don't know
  • discover a way to help your teen practice this needed skill

We know there is so much left you want to cover with your child . . .  and time grows shorter.  We've been in your shoes.  It is our fervent hope that this podcast and this episode can help you.  

And as...

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5 Minutes, 4 Weeks, and an Easy Plan to Your Better Prepared "Nearly Flown"

To Listen to Audio.... just click here:

We tend to make things so much harder than it needs to be.  We tend to get overwhelmed when teaching our "nearly grown" kids.

It's completely understandable . . . and avoidable.

There are things your "nearly flown" must know.  You intend to tell them or  teach them, but there's just SO much to cover.

That's where this podcast can help.  Learn:

  • How to conquer that "overwhelm" feeling in your last season with your child
  • How to start that learning ball rolling with just 5 minutes per week.
  • In just 4 weeks, you will look back to what you've accomplished.

As always, enjoy this season with your "mini-you" and 

You CAN Have Success in the Middle of it ALL

The JellyGeneration Team/Pam

Link Mentioned in the Podcast:

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...

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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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"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. 

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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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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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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

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