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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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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