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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Parents, Give It a Try

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

 How up to speed are you on:

  • money
  • current events
  • ways to sneak last bits of wisdom to your kids before they enter adult life?

Not sure?  Then this fun quiz (podcast link above) is for you. 

The questions in this podcast are designed to:

  • catch your "almost-out-the-door's" attention
  • show you how you can use current events and data to sneak in learning
  • and yes, impress your kids with some of today's current famous names

As our teens and young adults get older, the more they pay attention to "outside" sources.  As parents, when we learn to harness that crucial connection, it's a powerhouse way to not only communicate to them, but sneak in information they need to know.

Have fun with this.  Use the thought process as a guide to other ways you can "reach 'em."  

Till next time . . . and . . . 

You CAN Have Success...

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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.  

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Can You Explain That Please?

To Listen to Audio.... just click here:

When did your child quit asking questions?  Do you know how important it is that they learn this skill?  

Even more importantly, you can help them re-learn this skill.

Why does it matter?  

Asking a question is the easiest, most powerful way of learning.
It creates leadership skills and self-confidence.    

And that's just for starters.

In this podcast learn:

  • 4 myths to remove from your parent repertoire 
  • 4 fabulous reasons to encourage questions-communication 
  • easy 3-step method to getting them to ask ?'s in class

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 fastest growing customer...

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30 Second Technique to Build Self-Confidence

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

Self-Confidence.  The root of almost everything.  Does your "nearly grown" have enough of it?  Answer:  probably not.  

Can self-confidence be practiced and increased?  Absolutely.

In today's episode:  (podcast link at the top)

  • learn this fast self-confidence builder 
  • learn how to practice it
  • you will learn it in less time than it takes to wait on your gourmet coffee order
  • you will be able to teach it to your teen on the way home from nearly anywhere
  • it has the double benefit of encouragement to others
  • your child will gain self-confidence, earn and give respect, and be able to use this for a lifetime
  • it can become a great habit if practiced often enough

This is one of the most informative podcast episodes ever.  Its simplicity is contagious.  We hope it helps your, your kids, and others you meet along...

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Steal This Great Teacher Attention Technique

(Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER. podcast)

Option A!  May I have your attention?

OR

Option B!  Can you stand on your head?  Can you talk at warp speed? Can you roller skate?

Now . . . be honest.  Which option will you remember the most?  Option B of course.

Why are we talking about this?  Because you, like most parents, probably struggle with getting your child's attention.  And it gets harder and harder the closer they get to "nearly flown".  However, you DO have experts in your world that you probably know.  

In This Podcast: (see at top)

  • Find out about someone already in your world and what they do to get your precious yet distracted young adult's attention.  
  • Plus, you'll learn how to adapt the technique to your own child and world.  

Now YOU can be the expert in the room.  

Show Notes/Link:

Teen Tool Box Starter Podcast >>>...

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5 Wacky Questions To Ask Your "Nearly Flown" Child

Do you struggle getting your "nearly flown" child's attention to impart wisdom?  Then today's podcast is just what the Dr. ordered.  

Times With Our Almost-Grown Kids Are Changing

Why?  We know we must reach them in this last season but some of the methods we have relied on in our kids younger years are just not as effective now.   

They have grown up, or nearly so.  We need to adapt.  

Get Creative

Communicating with our teens/young adults/college-aged must change.  We parents have to be more creative and practice new ways to start discussions.  

Our "almost grown" kids want to be seen as an adult.  Today's 5 wacky questions do a great job bridging the gap between the past and the future.  

Try New Strategies

In fact, you can use this wacky question strategy on so many topics.  It's a quick listen today, but well worth your time.

In today's parent podcast: (Parenting Your "Nearly Grown" JUST. GOT....

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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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