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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#2 BIGGEST $ Lesson Your "Nearly Grown" Child Must Learn

Why is it that the BIGGEST over-arching HUGE life lessons are often the HARDEST to teach our "almost grown" teens and young adults??

"Those" types of lessons seem overwhelming to parents.   But they don't have to be.

We know that DEBT is horrible.  But our kids need to learn FASTER than we did because more enticement comes at them than ever before.

  In a word . . . it is . . . 

DEBT-istation

This podcast episode you can steer them away from money heartache.  It covers:

  • the WHY in ways you might not have considered
  • the HOW to reach your kids on this crucial lesson
  • Plus, it includes an illustration you can easily use on your kids

Podcast Summary Points:

[2:01] WHY do you NEED to teach this 

  • 3 reasons [2:55]
  • Who Owns Who? [3:55]
  • The Extra Payback.  Do Dreams Count? [4:25]      

[5:36] A Step-by-Step Teaching Method & Illustration

[7:56] Your Main Parent Play

[9:06] The Next Level - Money Planning Training Wheels

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Multiple Income Streams - The Teen Way

Are you interested in teaching your child one of the single most important financial lessons ever? 

Then, this podcast "Parenting Your "Nearly Grown" Child  JUST.  GOT.  EASIER." is for you!

Our kids, now more than ever, need to understand how to set up and protect themselves as much as they can from that unexpected pitfall that will inevitably occur.   

Most parents don't teach this concept.   So, we offer you kudo's for your willingness to tackle this topic with your almost-out-the-door child.  It's not difficult to teach when tackled in a logical fashion.  

We like to set their mental mindset for this session by using the "spinning plates" illustration.  You'll hear about that in the first minute or two of this podcast.

Also included:  

[4:10] What a "nearly grown" young adult generally thinks about income.

[4:53] 4 Income Streams "nearly grown" can consider right now.

[7:14] The Main Concept AND the Secret...

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Close Encounters of the Debit Kind

 

Hi Parents:

Welcome to this episode of Parent-52, a weekly parent power move designed to help you help your teen burst into the adult world as prepared as they can be!  

Today's topic:  Money Management

  • What 3 things MUST they know
  • What you must ask your teen to do if using a debit card
  • What's a "purchase pickle" they mind find themselves in?
  • When should they USE and NOT use their card?

Bonus Parent Point:

  • Learn how by doing this one thing you can capture your teen's attention on the topic of money management.  

Show Links Mentioned:

  • Want to get the Parent-52 Episodes easily AND a BONUS of our 8-Step Parent Planning Guide? (FREE 8 steps with links/tips/info on crucial topics your teen needs to know).    It's 12 pages chock full of super information. 
    AND, of course, get each episode of Parent-52
    We will email you, each week, your power move for the week (as you can see, they are short and to the point.)
     
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Yes! Stair Step Teen Money Learning

 

Hi Parents:  Welcome to our Parent 52 Series.  Yes, one power parent move to help their teen per week.  (each segment 5 minutes or less!)

You don't have to constantly wonder what you can do.  NO, this isn't helicopter parenting.  It is you simply giving your teen tools that they use.  

Today's Episode:

It's a How-To!  Your teen can learn money management skills one growth step at a time.  We cover 3 stair-step moves you can easily make to get them up and running on getting their money to obey and not magaically disappear.

Show Note Links:

1) Do you want the 8-Step Parent Planning Guide? (FREE 8 steps with links/tips/info on crucial topics your teen needs to know).    It's 12 pages chock full of super information. 

AND, your BONUS?
We will email you, each week, your power move for the week (as you can see, they are short and to the point.)
 
Here's the link for both:  8-STEP Parent Guide   ...
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Smart Learning Moves

 

Hi Parents:

Welcome to the next episode in our Parent-52 Series.  Each week we outline a parent power move in helping your teen become their best.  

Today's move?  Help them set up their new financial base while capitalizing on life-skill learning opportunities they need to know.

Links mentioned in this episode?

1) Intro to Financial SetUp, Episode P1:  https://www.jellygeneration.com/blog/super-charge-your-parenting-in-2020

2) Want to Receive The Parent 52 Series in your InBox with a BONUS?

Click Here --->>>   Just tell us where to send it

We will email you, each week, your power move for the week AND
the Bonus, our 8-STEP Parent Guide chock full of 8 teaching points with links and tips - created by and for parents previously in your shoes.  It's a game changer.
 
Well, from one parent to another, have a great week.  Throughout this series you will learn to spot quick, yet powerful opportunities to help you...
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Help Your Teen Set Up Financial Accountability System

 

Hi Parents:

Welcome to the next episode in our Parent-52 Series.  Each week we outline a parent power move in helping your teen become their best.  

Today's move?  Help them set up their new financial base while capitalizing on life-skill learning opportunities they need to know.

Links mentioned in this episode?

1) Want to Receive The Parent 52 Series in your InBox with a BONUS?

Click Here --->>>   Just tell us where to send it

We will email you, each week, your power move for the week AND
a Bonus, our 8-STEP Parent Guide chock full of 8 teaching points with links and tips - created by and for parents previously in your shoes.  It's a game changer

2) Intro to Financial SetUp, Episode P1:  https://www.jellygeneration.com/blog/super-charge-your-parenting-in-2020

3) . Last Week's Episode:  https://www.jellygeneration.com/blog/P2

 

 

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The Rich Teen

Odds are you’ve never thought of your teen as “rich”.   In fact, you are probably wondering, as I did, if my child even understands the “value of a dollar”.  Oh how I wish I had a nickel for each time my mom said that to me. 

Does any of this sound familiar?  If so, rest assured it is a conversation going on all over the country for parents of teens. 

Note: at the bottom of this article you will see 3 steps to helping your child move the needle in this huge learning category.   

But more to the point, let’s get to that word “rich”.  Whether rich is having a cool million in the bank, or having enough to keep yourself clothed and fed, it’s all wrapped up in the same mindset:  controlling your money. 

Financial Follies

If I could wave my magic wand and get what I want for you out of this article, it would be to not only educate and convince you of the importance to starting your...

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2 Money Lessons From A Deli Cashier

I was in a local deli recently. 

What did I have with me?  On my tray was a book covering financial concepts and savings to read as I ate.

As I paid for my lunch, the cashier (in his early 20’s) noticed the book and asked “why are you reading that?”

It's an easy answer for me, “the more I learn, the more I can share, and hopefully help other parents with less time that have “almost flown” kids along the way.”

My new-found cashier-friend replied “can I tell you my story?”  By now I am thinking, gosh, I’ll never get to eat my lunch and read my book but I am the friendly type and said “I’d love to hear.” 

His story?
(very abbreviated version) 
“I started saving in my teens.  I’ve got money in CD’s, the 401K with this deli company, I work two jobs and…and… and… and...”

(Remember, he is behind the cash register and in his early...

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Homecoming, Teen Money Management and Designer Jeans

 
A $400 pair of designer jeans.
A restaurant with linen table cloths and the waiter that places the napkin in their lap 
A limo.

Welcome to HS and College Homecoming.       

But what else is Homecoming? 

It's a unique moment.  If you know us at all, you know we are all about creating a list of things to teach our "nearly flown" before they have left our sphere of influence .  What's fun?  Finding teachable moments that our kids don’t even recognize as such.   
It's like hiding veggies in the spaghetti-o’s.  (fyi, I tried that, it that doesn’t work !)

Homecoming provides teachable moment all wrapped up in scoreboards, yard lines, and cheering.  One of the huge items on my list to teach my kids was money management.  Do you have a teaching list yet?   Doing so helps you reduce worrying and sleepless nights.  

Remember those $400 jeans?  This amount was spent by a parent for...

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