In part 1 of this 2 part video, Jeremy Lee tells why a plan is important, and what steps and resources are needed to avoid “Accidental Adolescence”.
In part 2 of this 2 part video, Jeremy Lee helps parents make a plan to avoid accidental adolescence, and suggests 7 critical conversations parents have with their teens.
Your connection tool today is a pre-written email from the Parentzilla team that you can copy, paste, and send to your friends and family. The email is designed to get input from your friends and family to help build your plan for your teenager’s adolescent journey. This is the email that was mentioned in the video series for Bridge Builder #1, Make a Plan.
Here is a list of text messages that just might help you connect to the heart of your teenager. Teenagers are not very predictable, but these are worth a shot. Make sure to fill in the blanks with your thoughts that are positive and significant.
Take note that the last few texts are a fun scavenger hunt idea. It’s almost better if you aren’t around your teenager during this adventure. The gift they are searching for is not the main point, so just get an inexpensive iTunes card or something that won’t break the bank. It is the surprise, the attention, and the shared experience that matters most.
It seems every successful business has a mission statement.
I have heard stories of these companies hiring consultants, planning weekend staff retreats, and spending months of energy to construct a few sentences by which every decision in their company will be made.
Why do they spend so much time and money for a few sentences?
A mission statement cuts to the heart of the matter. Who are we? What are we all about? What do we do? How do we do it?
These are pretty scary questions that are easy to avoid. They force you to face yourself and dream of more.
The company that refuses to determine their mission is a company that will soon go out of business.
So what happens to a family that doesn’t know their mission?
I believe your family needs a mission statement and by the time you finish this article you will be well on your way to constructing one.
Are you ready for your family to live on purpose? Then let’s get started.
I just forced myself to watch all 10 minutes and 9 seconds of this video.
It was truly one of the most gut-wrenching experiences I have ever had. My stomach started churning 10 seconds into the video.
I want to share my first and raw thoughts from the video and I would love to hear your reaction…
1. Bullying Should Not Be Ignored
The issue of Bullying is so complex. When I think through, “How can I stop bullying?” It feels like someone just asked me to fit all the water from Niagra Falls in a milk jug. It feels impossible. But if you are tempted to think that the emphasis on Bullying is too much, just watch this video. It has captivated the country because this emotional abuse is happening every day to kids. We can’t stop educating and bringing attention to this subject no matter how overwhelming it might seem to find the solution.