Learn 3 Methods . . .

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER. 
   "Your Child NEEDS to Learn to Stand OUT" 

 

Coming soon . . . job applications, resumes, interviews, and . . . competition for it all.    

Here are 3 methods to help them stand out.

Fast Forward.  Now imagine a room with a desk.  In the chair sits someone reviewing your child's resume, or perhaps it's an interview.  Across on the other side of the table sits your child.

Are they ready?  Have they done something the interviewer will spot?  Have they learned to even recognize their accomplishments?  

Your "almost grown" child needs to learn to Stand OUT.  

What's not seen in that room?  There might be countless others vying for the same thing.  

Now come back to the present.  Your child is building their brand, their story, their resume so to speak - right...

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5 Wacky Holiday Questions

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER. 
   "5 Wacky Holiday Questions" 

Want your "almost grown's" attention to impart your parent wisdom?  Get creative.  

Do you remember your favorite teacher?  What made them so amazing? 

Odds are high they caught and held your attention in unique and persuasive ways.  That's one of the best techniques for you to use at home, as well.  

Having taught teenagers, I can tell you that when you do something out the ordinary yet with a a teachable point involved, they are far more likely to pay attention. 

If you'd like a bit of help in the creative question department using holidays to sneak in crazy yet teachable questions, then this podcast is right where you need to be. 

In this quick and to the point podcast you'll hear:

  • 5 random, unique questions sure to get fun yet informative dinner table...
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Hello, My Name Is . . . How to Fix 3 Introduction Mistakes

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER. 
   "Don't Make These 3 Introduction MISTAKES" 

The time to help your "almost grown" learn how to put their best foot forward - is NOW.  

Have you ever watched your child introduce themselves to others?    OR . . .  Watch them as someone is introducing themselves to your child?

If you do, you'll likely notice that they stumble through it.  

Here's the thing, they need learn how to do it effectively.  It is so much more than "Hello, my name is...".   You want them to feel confident, look confident, and to put the person they are introducing themselves to at ease.  Your child deserves to be remembered after the introduction.  You might call this "networking", but that's not quite accurate.  It's more like "life-working".  

Just in case you are thinking it is too...

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Has Your Teen Begun Networking Yet?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  
   "5 Tips For an Email Every Teen Should Send"       
When you hear the word "networking", what comes to your mind?
Is it slimy, manipulative, hard, boring, useless OR is it rewarding, helpful, and giving?
 
You can probably guess which is the better answer.  Odds are high that your "nearly grown" child might think at least some of the negatives.  
 
But let me assure you, one word they likely think about networking is  - - - FEAR.
 
Why fear?
We've taught our kids "don't talk to strangers" . . . "stranger danger" . . . and more.  Rightly so, of course.  But now they need to break out of this mindset and begin that climb into reaching up and out - one step at a time.
 
Plus, reaching out always has the "risk" of someone not acknowledging the...
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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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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.  

And as...

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