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.
When I was a kid, I religiously watched the A-Team.
What a great show. I didn’t even care that every episode had the same storyline. The A-Team would get hired for a mission, something went wrong during the mission, the A-Team built some massively destructive weapon out of junkyard scraps, and then they would go destroy the enemy to save the day.
The best part of the A-Team TV show was at the end when Hannibal, the leader of the group, would deliver his famous closing line. He would bask in the glow of victory by lighting his cigar, flashing a smile, and saying, “I love it when a plan comes together.”
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.