When Should Your Teen Start Their "Future?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
 Help Them Start Their Future - Today 

If you were to ask me what one of the top 10 "need to knows" as a parent would be, today's podcast would answer that question.

Help your teen to connect to their future....post-home life one step at a time.  Often, without this progression, many kids struggle at first with the huge leap from your house to . . . the "real-world" so to speak.  

In reality, this transition from your teen's "small bubble" to their "world-sized balloon" is best nurtured by a caring parent.

That's why this episode is so important.  Today you'll learn:

  • what most teens think of life after traditional school and why that's a myth you need to bust
  • how to help them connect thru this first basic small step

Here's a glance at this episode:

  • [1:02] what simple thing you'll need to get started
  • [1:18] what the typical teen...
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4 Part Framework to Developing The Success Life Skill

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
 Is "life success" found in a classroom?

 

Your teen needs an education OUTSIDE of the classroom. 
It should never stop.  

Can you find the mistake?

You are so excited.  You finally visit this HUGE museum.  It's several floors and each is olympic-sized.  The museum covers thousands of years of history.  You are overwhelmed with seeing beautiful paintings, artifacts, manuscripts, jewels, and ancient money.  Wow.  You and your best buddy and walk thru the whole museum.  It takes hours and your head is spinning with all you saw.  (you wish you'd worn more comfortable shoes). 

Two weeks later, you ask yourself . . . . "what did I see there?"  [cue the cricket sounds]. 

Note:  the answer to "can I find the mistake"  is found in the podcast.  

What went wrong? ...

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Does Joining a Sorority Make Sense At Your House?

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

So you have a High School freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior daughter that is considering college in their future.  You want them to get the most from college while, of course, getting a degree that propels them into adulthood successfully and with a job that can sustain them, right?

How can they make the most of college?  Generally it's only 2-4 years.  The first year is the toughest.  They need to set solid groundwork almost with their first foot on campus.

Lurking in the background looms the question facing many a household...do they go through "rush" and consider joining a sorority.  If "yes" might be the case at your house, then there are points you will want to know even if your daughter is in the early stages of high school.  If "no", I give you a way to explore alternatives.  That first college semester is...

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Have you started your "nearly grown" on this skill yet? Here's How.

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

It's time to get rid of the phrase . . . "the art of negotiating."    It is way beyond an "art".  It's crucial. 

In fact, you could describe it as a "survival" skill.  

Your child will not have unlimited resources and time as they move toward adulthood.  None of us do.  But we both know that when someone is first starting out they have even more need for resources just when they have even less resources to go around.  

Let's teach them a skill to help.  When you break this down into small steps, introducing "how to negotiate" isn't nearly as difficult as it might sound.

In this podcast you will hear 6 important steps you'll want to remember as you introduce this topic to your "nearly grown" teen or young adult.  

  • Negotiation conversation starters
  • What to do before starting those conversations
  • The...
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Is Your "Nearly Grown" Child Ready?

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

Myth: 
It is not really possible to teach certain skills.  
  • You are born with them or you aren't.
  • Or, you just have to learn them the hard way.
Need an example? 
How can you possible teach people skills?  
 
Today, let's bust that myth. 
In order to move ahead in today's online/smartphone world, people skills are even harder to come by than ever before.  Sadly, it is at a time when our kids need this the most.  

People Skills Lead To

self-confidence > leadership > positive risk taking > networking & even > kindness.  

Any step forward on this skill will further their future and those around them.  

In this concise, 6-minute podcast you will learn:
  • how to help your teen plan for group events
  • how to ask questions in a way to begin a leadership personality
  • how to put others at...
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Start Their Networking Skills NOW

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

Networking. If ever there was a critical skill needed these days for our kids to survive and thrive in the "adult-world", networking would be on the Top 5 list.  

But our kids often don't get direct advice/training/practice on how to start conversations.  Practice helps reduce stress and fear.  You CAN help your "nearly flown" child with this Top 5 skill.  

This short podcast is designed to help you as a parent/grandparent/guardian:

  • bone up on conversation starter phrases
  • understand the 2 R's of good conversation with someone you don't know
  • discover a way to help your teen practice this needed skill

We know there is so much left you want to cover with your child . . .  and time grows shorter.  We've been in your shoes.  It is our fervent hope that this podcast and this episode can help you.  

And as...

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