The Power Hour Plan

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

 #104  Not enough time but lots of lessons left to teach your teen?  Let's rock your last season with them.  Here's a roadmap that's sure to give you teaching time AND memorable moments.  It's Your Parent Power Hour!

If you are following my podcast you already know how much I believe in snatching moments here and there to teach teenagers valuable knowledge.  Why?  The more they know now, the less mistakes they'll make.  They'll be better equipped to handle things when something just doesn't work.  Feel free to file back to any podcast I've recorded and you will always have a concrete take-away to use that very day.  

Today is no different.  I am introducing you to a concept or a plan shall we say, that teaches you a system to methodically up your parent-game on giving your teen those last lessons that you...

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Few realize these common "connecting" mistakes

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

#99 There is a reason why networking is critical in your personal life. 

"Being likeable and interesting is not necessary" said nearly no one anywhere.  It is not only a crucial skill, but the rewards are many.  From investing in the lives of others you meet, to helping in your business or professional life as well, it's a skill that needs practice.   

With all the amazing benefits of being accomplished at personal networking, many  assume "i will pick this skill up as I go along".   The big heartbreaker in leaving it to "I'll pick it up as I go along" is a big life question.  What amazing relationships, connections, and even life friendships have been left unrealized?  It just doesn't have to be this way.  

Even more importantly, your child can and should learn how to be likeable and...

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Looking 5-Minutes Forward To The Future

 

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

 

#98:  Yes, you can encourage your teen to get a "jumpstart" on their future right now, while it is easier than learning as an adult.   

Go back to your teen years.  
Compare those typical teenage+ years to what you know now.  

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does what you "do" every day now (career, time) in anyway "fit" with what you thought, experienced, or spent time doing when you a mere teen? 
  • Did you ever think about your future?  Prepare for your future?

Odds are you didn't concentrate on the "after" of traditional high school or perhaps even during college if that's the educational route you took.  

But what if I told you that spending 5 minutes with your teen could help them focus in with intention on what they might want to do with their future? 

What...

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Tips (and whys) that Lead to Successful Introductions

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

#97:  Everything good can start with an introduction.  Sadly, every missed connection can start with a sub-par introduction, too.  Let's help our kids learn this baseline skill.  

Forbes magazine got it right.  They recently discussed the importance of introductions.  The phrase they used?   Introductions are “immensely important”.  Absolutely.  

Now sprinkle in these 2 timely teen observations: 

  • Late teens just beyond in age typically have spent most of their time around the same people: family and the same set of friends they’ve had for 3+ years.  They have not needed to introduce themselves very often.  Now let’s up our observation game here
  • Our “almost grown kids” for the better part of 2 years or more, have been hibernating behind a...
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It's fast and easy to learn and share

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

#94:  The 5 Minute Button Every Teen Should Know

You've taught your "soon-to-be-graduated" child to tie their shoes, play Monopoly, and how to drive.  But what about helping them to conquer those inevitable setbacks that will come their way?  

Don't forget to teach them this 5-Minute "Keep Moving Forward" Hack.  
 
Setbacks.  They happen often to our kids.  
Frustrations will happen to them from now on, unfortunately.  But often setbacks encourage an emotional response that's tough to overcome.  

We've all learned how to teach 2 + 2, that Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and the Gettysburg Address, and how to ride a bike.  

But teaching them emotional tools?  Why haven't we taught them more of this?  Can it be done?  In short, YES.

Your child (and mine) need as many...

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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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