The ONE Skill Your Student Needs to Graduate High School

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Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode - "The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School"

In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It's not math or science. It's the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It's not just about business. It's about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents.

The One Skill: Selling

First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships.

Emotional Intelligence is a Skill

Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success.

Resilence and Rejection 

Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life's challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt.

The Skill of Goal Setting

Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor.

Problem Solving Skills

Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation.

To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned.

Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections.

Honesty and Integrity

Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It's about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they're selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious.

Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It's about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it.

Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let's help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode – “The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School”

In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It’s not math or science. It’s the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It’s not just about business. It’s about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents.

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The One Skill: Selling

First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships.

Emotional Intelligence is a Skill

Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success.

Resilence and Rejection

Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life’s challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt.

The Skill of Goal Setting

Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor.

Problem Solving Skills

Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation.

To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned.

Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections.

Honesty and Integrity

Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It’s about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they’re selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious.

Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It’s about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it.

Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let’s help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.


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HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring

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This week on HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring.

HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring. Soft skills are necessary for success during high school and after graduation for homeschool high schoolers. Here are tips for helping teens grow the soft skill of integrity. #HomeschoolHighSchool #HomeschoolHighSchoolPodcast #SoftSkillsForTeens #Skills101

HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring

Vicki is joined for this interview by Lisa Nehring (of Skills 101/Life Skills for a Digital Age podcast, right here on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network). Lisa is a 27 year veteran of homeschooling. She also owns True North Academy, a gentle Classical and Charlotte Mason approach in an online school for homeschool high schoolers that meets various needs. Lisa’s gift is helping teens develop the soft skills they need for success in life. (That’s why she started her podcast.)

Soft skills are the skills that are related to emotional and social intelligence:

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Politeness
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Courage
  • Good work ethic
  • Grit (Angela Duckworth wrote a great book on grit.) Find grit goals, find something challenging and work it for several years.

Soft skills are important to develop because they are key qualities that many employers are looking for these days. Many employers have found that soft skills expertise leads to more success than simply having excellent training in the career field. Take a look at this post about what Google found about success and soft skills in its employees.

With soft skills in mind, Lisa and Vicki are discussing integrity in this podcast episode. The word *integrity* comes from the root *integer*, which means *wholeness*. Thus, integrity means being the same person the whole time. Lisa says: The person you are in your grandmother’s house, you should be all the time.

The person you are at your grandmother's house, you should be all the time. Lisa Nehring's advice about developing the soft skill of integrity. Homeschool HighSchool Podcast.

The Bible speaks about integrity in Proverbs 11:3:

The integrity of the upright guides them; but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. (Note: duplicity means *deceitfulness*…NOT being the same in all circumstances.)

How do you go about developing integrity skills in your teens?

Model integrity for your family:

  • Live out the idea that honesty is always appropriate
  • If you make a promise, keep it (as much as is possible)
    • Develop plans that help you follow through
  • Know your limits, say *no* when you need to
    • Don’t placate, when something can’t happen, be honest about it
  • Swim in your own lane, take care of your own business
  • Have the courage to set goals and work toward them
  • Live a lifestyle of gratitude
  • Live out your faith in practical ways
    • Show compassion and concern for others by investing in them, for instance:
      • friends
      • family
      • fellow Christians around the world
  • Humility (be honest and transparent with the things we need help with)
    • In other words, ask for help when you need it.

In developing integrity, realistically dealing with the digital world is vital.

  • We need to be the same person online as we are offline. This is an important topic to discuss with teens. If you need some help discussing appropriately *being real* with your homeschool high schoolers, visit our social media expert/friend, Leah Nieman.
  • At the same time, we (and our teens) need to beware of social media envy: what others are presenting on social media may not be the whole story. Lisa tells the story of when she showed pictures of her 4 little grape vines and her friends thought she had an orchard. She wasn’t intentionally being deceiving, it’s just that social media can’t really show ALL of life!

Help your teens in developing integrity by helping them learn wonder and awe.

Lisa tells the integrity story about her grandpa who farmed mint for Wrigley’s gum. He was highly respected in the local community because of his integrity. When he shook your hand it meant he was giving his word… it was going to happen.

We must remember that we can do much to invest in our homeschool high schoolers’ success and soft skills. However, we are not in charge of the outcome. God is! We raise our kids with prayer and the best modeling we can do…AND we continually place our kids in His hands.

Join Vicki and Lisa Nehring in our discussion on the soft skill of integrity. Visit Lisa Nehring’s podcast, Soft Skills 101/Life for a Digital Age, right here on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. Check out the True North Program and her True North Facebook page.

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HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring

HSHSP Ep 39: Christlike Character for Teens

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HSHSP Ep 39: Christlike Character for Teens

Christlike Character for Teens

What does Christlike character actually look like? What did Christ’s own character look like?

What kind of character should parents hope for in their teens and in themselves?

What are some ideas on how to develop that godly character?

The Bible, of course, gives us great illustrations for Christ’s life and character.

This is a timely topic for this Christmas season.

 

Join Kym, Vicki and Sabrina for a fresh look at Christlike character for teens.

HSHSP Ep 28: Character Development in Teens

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HSHSP Ep 28: Character Development in TeensHSHSP Ep 28: Character Development in Teens

What IS character development in teens? Is character development the process of assuring your teen is well-behaved, wise and agrees with you at all times?

Probably not, at least not in our opinion!

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some tip-top, practical ideas for helping your teen develop for himself the character that God has in mind!

 

 

Here are some posts that help teens develop character:

3 Character-Building Ways to Enhance the Transcript

Character Development: Teach Your Teen to Time Audit

 

Character Development: Memorize Great Quotes