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

You can help your...

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Start An Accomplishment ToolBox Today

 You think your teen (ok, you hope) your teen has been recording all the wonderful skills and accomplishments they have earned and achieved.  On top of that, you trust your child has kept ALL the proof/documentation they will ever need.  Rest assured, they will need them - many times over.

And then . . . high school, or college, or that 1st job starts.  There are now 1000 things they need to do each day.  Of course, you are beyond busy, too.

Then it happens.  That 1st deadline.  They not only need skills and documentation for a resume or application, but the deadline looms.  And your ever-prepared "nearly grown"?  Well, not so much.  But this scenario does not have to happen.

What if your child (and not you) had prepared ahead, had all their "bragging" ready, and secondarily built up self-confidence by seeing their accomplishments?  You are in the right spot to learn how.  

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Is your child overwhelmed? 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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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's Bragging Rights

 

Hi Parents:  Welcome to the Parent-52 Series.  Each week learn a power parent move to improve the learning and launching of your mini-you:  your teen!

Today's Episode?  Bragging Rights

Yes, we all know at some point our teens need to "brag".  But what to they brag and do they realize what their accomplishments are?  

That's where you, as an encouraging parent, come in.   Today you begin your journey into identifying bragging needs and start a system to making it easy.  Hint:  there is so much more reward to gathering accomplishments than the obvious!  Enjoy the episode.  It's short but powerful.

Questions?  Always feel free to reach us at [email protected]

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