New Family Holiday Tradition You'll Love & a BIG Thank You

 We've made it to the end of 2021.  Wow.  

So much has happened.  I truly wish we could just sit and talk about this year, what it meant, share each other’s holiday plans, and the up and down joys of raising kids. 

But since that isn't quite possible, I'd like to vary from our normal educational format just this once.  I’ve got a wonderful holiday tradition to share that you just might want to adopt at your house.  

But before I do that, let me give you a quick programming head’s up for the 1st week in January.  

1st Week in January Podcast:
"What Teens Can Do With Their Holiday Gift Money" (or at any time of the year)

Did your teen receive money this holiday season thru a gift from Grandma? Or did they earn money?  In short, do they have money that needs to be put into action?  Or will they at some point this coming year have a bit of extra jingle in their pocket?  It's a wonderful ...

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5 Wacky Holiday Questions

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER. 
   "5 Wacky Holiday Questions" 

Want your "almost grown's" attention to impart your parent wisdom?  Get creative.  

Do you remember your favorite teacher?  What made them so amazing? 

Odds are high they caught and held your attention in unique and persuasive ways.  That's one of the best techniques for you to use at home, as well.  

Having taught teenagers, I can tell you that when you do something out the ordinary yet with a a teachable point involved, they are far more likely to pay attention. 

If you'd like a bit of help in the creative question department using holidays to sneak in crazy yet teachable questions, then this podcast is right where you need to be. 

In this quick and to the point podcast you'll hear:

  • 5 random, unique questions sure to get fun yet informative dinner table...
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The Most Frequently Asked Question by a Teen . . .

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
      "You want $20 - AGAIN?"       

If you took a survey of parents with teens, you can almost 100% predict that the #1, most frustrating question asked by your teen is . . . . "Can I have $20"  OR $10 or $5 or $25 OR . . . well, you get the picture.

What's possibly a bad answer?  "Here's $20, honey."  Of course, there are times that giving them that money is correct. 

But many times giving them that $20 says:
  • "i will always be here to give you $"
  • OR "money is easy to come up with"
  • OR "you aren't able to figure this want/need out for yourself." 
  • OR "this $20 isn't needed elsewhere so here you go"

Saying no to your teen is hard.  But what if you had another answer?

In today's podcast:

  • learn 3 answers besides "yes, here's the money " and "no, just NO"
  • learn how each answer has...
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Encourage Your Teen

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
"20 Ways to Reward Your Teen" 

Teens like rewards.  No reason to alert the media on that one.

Did they make the bed without you asking?  Did they take your younger child to soccer practice without complaining?  Did they study hard and do well on the latest math test?  Did they cook dinner without you badgering?

Then you just might want to surprise them with a thank you reward.  

The good news?  When your teen does something great, there are wonderful and inexpensive ways to not only thank them, but to encourage more of that "great" stuff.  

In this podcast you'll learn: 20 ways to thank your teen without breaking your bank account.   Included are ideas for the "small" tasks and for the "big" tasks they perform.  Hang on to the end of this short podcast and you'll learn what studies show...

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This is the Perfect Time for Parents of Teens To Do 10 Things

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
"Don't Miss This Window of Time - 10 Great Parent Moves"

Take a look at the calendar.  NOW is the perfect time to slide in to your teen's life these wonderful skills:

  • more responsibilities
  • more organization
  • more money management
  • more time management
  • more reading
  • and that's just for starters

In fact, there could hardly be a better time than now to level-up your teen one notch as they inch toward graduation and life on their own.  

In this podcast, learn:

  • why this time is the best time to introduce change & responsibility
  • learn how to introduce these new changes to your teen
  • learn 10 ideas that should be on your parent list for your teen (see the list above to get an idea of what's covered)

With time drawing shorter the list of items your teen needs to know needs to get shorter as well.  What a great time to introduce items...

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Constructive Apps for Teens? Read On . . .

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
 Yes, There's an APP for That!

How long does your teen spend on their smart phone?  7 Hours and 22 Minutes per day according to ABC News.  

But what if their smart phone could be used for the good?  YES! That's why this episode is so important.  Better grades and productivity are just around the corner.

Your teen can use their smart phone to not only get smarter, but get more organized.   

Today we will talk about how apps can help your teen in 3 BIG areas:
  1. Taking Notes
  2. Getting Help on Challenging School Topics (math for starters . . . )
  3. Getting Organized

Here's a glance at this episode in more detail:

  • [3:34] Apps for Taking Notes
  • [4:50] App for Homework Help on 66 different topics
  • [5:40] Apps for getting organized with study breakdowns, group projects & more
  • BONUS:  [7:14] 8 Safety app considerations...
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Intriguing Way to Get Your Sweet Teen's Attention!

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

 Yes, you CAN get their attention.  And you can sneak in a teaching point, too!

I'll bet you asked yourself this question  . . . like 5 minutes ago.  How can I get my teen's attention? I've got wisdom to share and they are "checked-out".

So what's my secret to getting a teen's attention?  First, you need to know that stats say we all have about 15 seconds to get and hold the attention of those we talk to.  That's why today's episode is so important. 

How can you grab your teen's attention in that short time span? 

  • Not only do I have an intriguing method, but I've attached a "formula" to it. 
  • This method works the world over, but in this podcast you'll find I've "teenaged" it to work especially for you.
  • It's easy, and you can use this method just as soon as the next 5 minutes if you'd like.

So if you need a bit of...

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Use All Your Parent Tools

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
Your Hidden Parent Resource  
 
True or False:  
"You are the only one outside of traditional school that can reach your child and teach them?"  
Answer:  False
 
True or False:
"Your "nearly grown" child learns and listens just the same way you did at their age."
Answer:  False

That leaves you with a big question.  How can you still reach them in this last season?  Who and what will they listen to that will help bridge those "rolled eyes" and "whatever's?  

It calls for creativity, doesn't it.  This very podcast will give you a wonderful idea that you've probably never thought about in quite this way - and 2 examples that will start your own creative thought process in how to make the most of your time with your mini-you before they fly off into adulthood.

Some might call this a "hidden...

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Did you know this?

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

Dinner on the table.  Helping with homework.  Laundry needs.  Leftover work from your day.  That's just for starters. 

Who ever invented the word "spare time"?

And yet, you want to instill those last lessons, gems of wisdom into your "nearly grown" before well, before they are completely out of your influence the majority of the time.

Today you are going to learn 5 statistics & areas which give you a foundation in which to formulate your personal approach to huge topics your kids need to understand and master.   Does this sound vague?  Believe me, it isn't.  And as always, I respect your time so all you need is the next 6 or so minutes to gather these 5 important statistics.

In this podcast you will learn:

  1. What a study of 168,000 10th students revealed about gaining success
  2. Salaries 
  3. Why books matter
  4. The 25% time waster
  5. ...
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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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