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.

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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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Skip Your "Nearly Grown's" Gift List. These 3 are Amazing

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

Have you gotten your "list" yet?  You know the one. . . the one that has expensive gift ideas on it that generally wear out within days.  Plus, money is tight and that list . . . well, it isn't "tight" at all.  

But you CAN give items that are true gems.  They don't cost much and in fact, one can be done for free.  As parents we search and search for ways to teach them while they are in this last season.  These 3 ideas are fabulous ways of doing it.  

3 GREAT Gift Ideas for Your "Nearly Grown" >>> (see podcast at top )

  • Did you know your "nearly grown" CAN invest very little money and have a blast watching things grow?  YES!
  • PLUS, there are 2 more ideas you can use from this podcast as well. 
  • (Note, we have no affiliation with anything mentioned here...we just care to pass on dynamite info you can use)

Teaching our kids is just different...

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The Thankful & Courageous Parent

Today's Podcast Above :  "The Thankful and Courageous Parent"

Probably one of the hardest things we face as parents is . . .well . . .to be parents. 

It takes courage.  No one told us this when we signed up, right?  But . . . 

A thankful parent is a courageous parent.  

We have so much to be thankful for but life gets in our way.  
A bigger challenge?  Showing our kids - of any age - how thankful we are for them.

In this podcast: (see at top) 

  • remind yourself of why you are grateful for your kids
  • 2 methods of showing them exactly why they mean so much to you

I've recorded this quick podcast to encourage and help you as you remember what you are thankful for instead of what you are *not* thankful for.  I know that at times I struggle with this very concept.  

So, from our parent-heart to yours, we wish you a season of thanks.  On our list?  Being on a parent journey with you.  We signed up as...

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

"Whatever"    

"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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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.  

How?

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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The Teenage Brain (Good News!)

You know the parent-drill.  You explain something to your almost-grown child in what you think is a calm and rational manner and might you get back?  A burst of emotion.  What is going on?

We bet you occasionally have an unrecognizable young adult running around calling you Mom and/or Dad.  Right?

Today, we cover where that emotion just might really be coming from and how you can help your "mini-you" grow into a more rational and balanced human being.  Scientists (many) cite what is going on and yes, it brings us good news on this front!

Today's podcast explains this phenomenon and we give you 5 strategies to use this in your parenting skills.

SCIENCE REVEALS

[1:19] Myth busted.  Full disclosure, this one surprised me.

[2:39] What DO young adult brains have?

[3:57] Their brain vs. our brain.  (hint:  they are not the same)

FIVE GREAT PARENT STRATEGIES TO CONSIDER: 

[5:09] First: The expectation bar. Our kids still need to know what is...

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Is Your "Nearly Grown" Child a Stock Tycoon?

Today's Podcast (click above) delivers HELP for the weary parent!

So how DO you get your teen from a slug-bug sleep till noon vacation syndrome TO thinking and learning - almost without knowing it?

That's our topic for today.  School's out and it's a HUGE opportunity for them to associate learning with FUN and how it fits in the "real world".  

When you are done, you will have 2 SUPER ideas both stealthy, yet educational.   They are great for say . . . age 8th grade thru the college ages.  

Note: they don't have to involve you as a helicopter parent but I've thrown in a twist or two that will have you WANTING to participate!

SUMMARY OF PODCAST

#1. Fun/Educational Move - Be a Stock Jock

[1:34].  How to pick a stock, set up fun competition among family and even friends (zoom anyone?) and declare a stock tycoon winner in the end.  No stock broker background required.  Learn how to easily set this up.     [5:00] Up the...

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