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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3 Habits to Success after High School

With graduation day JUST around the corner, you ask yourself this question all the time-

Is my "almost grown child" ready for life after me? They CAN be more ready than you think.

Here are 3 habit/educational moves they need to learn now - while in HS for success after the big "cross the stage for that diploma" moment.  

By the end of this podcast (link near top) you will be able to tuck these 3 solid success habits into their every day life. BONUS: at the end you will learn an easy method to avoid the graduation day panic of "what haven't I taught them"!

 

Podcast Episode Summary:

[3:08] "Talking Tall vs. Talking Small"
            - teach them to handle conflict
[7:25] "Sublime Time"
           - control and minimize their environment
[12:40] "Two Million Dollars"
           - the buck stops here
[16:04] Make a List and Check it Twice - the Practical Way"
     ...

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Teach Your Teen To Handle Conflict with this 1 Communication Method

 

Does your teen need help in communicating with others - especially when a potential conflict is involved? 

Of course.   In fact, most of us can say the same thing.  

Then today's episode will be just for you.  When you finish, you will have an easy technique to show your teen about how to handle potential communication challenges.  It's usable, workable, and can be put into action quickly.

I know that all of us are working through how to handle quarantine.  This morning I walked to the park near me.  As I was leaving I heard a lady shouting.  She was standing by her car along with her dog.  What was she yelling at?  It wasn't a "what", it was a "who".  A second car drove up, parked a safe distance away, and 3 cute little kid's heads shot up thru the sun roof.  Turns out, the lady with the dog was shouting excited greetings to her daughter and 3 grandkids. It was so sweet.  I waived to the grandmother and...

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Ask Your Teen This Question

First:  Full transparency here.  After you ask this question, you might not like the answer, but then again, you might love it.  After asking you will learn so much that you will be glad you asked.

Second: You can modify this question to cover an unlimited supply of topics.  You can re-purpose it at nearly any time you’d like.

Third: Few parents have probably ever asked this type of question before.  It’s rather simple in concept.

Fourth: Our teens (though this question can work at any age) are already “conditioned” to respond.

The question? 

“Honey, what grade would you give me on ___________?”

Our teens receive/earn grades every week day, and probably several times per day. They understand the concept of grades. They probably don’t like getting them, but it shows them where they are with respect their mastery of the topic involved.

Wouldn’t we parents like to know how we are doing on a...

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Yes, They Sure Can

 
To All Parents of "Nearly Flowns":
 
Is there something your "nearly flown" can do to stand out in a competitive crowd?  
Can it be an easy something?
Can it not cost much?
Can your child accomplish it quickly?
Can it be used in many instances?  
 
YES, YES, YES, YES, and YES.
 
I've explained how in this quick, 2 minute video.  
 
It will cover:
  • What to do
  • What to say
  • A Bonus payoff when your "nearly flown" uses it.

Have a great week, and enjoy those parent moments as you encounter them.  Remember, they'll need to last we parents a lifetime!

You CAN Have Success in the Middle of it ALL.

Pam Hardison
JellyGeneration

 

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Teach your teen to ROCK Relationship Challenges with this 1 move

“Playing well with others.” Didn’t you detest seeing that question on your report card? 

How did your young adult score on that as a child?  We can hear parents all across the fruited plain shouting their answers!  The “get along” challenge answers sound like this:

“Kicked to the Dorm Hallway Curb”
Did we ever tell you about this awesome freshman college co-ed that was basically “kicked out” of her dorm room because her roommate wanted her “significant other” to practically move in?
True story.  Frustrating 1stcollege year.
 
“I No Longer Talk to my Best Friend”
Best friends since 1stgrade began not speaking in High School. Why?

As we’ve taught high school students on a myriad of “life” topics, it gradually dawned on us that no one had taken the time to teach them how to approach conflict. 

Teens have and will experience conflict everywhere, from...

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Learn From My Mistake

Why as parents are we afraid of those 4 words? 

But in reality, they are among the most 4 POWERFUL words when strung together. 

I’ve certainly had my share of mistakes. 
Unless you just landed from Mars, so have you.

In truth, being as honest as we can be with our kids on typical “growing up mistakes” we’ve made can catch their attention.

And isn’t catching our teen’s attention half the battle?

Do any of these scenarios ring a bell?

  • “I cut class”.
  • “I didn’t prepare enough when going out for the . . . . team.”
  • “I didn’t save my money as I should have for . . . . “  (here's an article on how to make their saved money grow, no matter how small the amount:  How Teens Can Grow Their Money
  • “I didn’t study for my . . . . finals.”
  • “I talked behind my best friend’s back.”
  • “I went to . . . . and I knew I shouldn’t...
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