Welcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #172, Welcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkWelcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens

In “Welcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens,” Episode, #172, Meredith Curtis interviews Vicki Tillman of Seven Sisters about helping even shy teens learn the skills they need to welcome others. These life skills helps in relationships, ministry, and in the business world. It is a great investment in your teen’s heart and life to equip them with these important life skills. Best of all, welcoming skills allow us to express the love of God to others.




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Show Notes

Welcoming special guest Vicki Tillman.

What are Welcoming Skills

Especially important for teens.

Welcoming Skills Require Confidence



Role Playing

Teaching Kids as Welcoming Skills

Need a Set of Behaviors that Work – Tools

Nonverbal Helps

How to Walk over and greet a new person

Ask a Question

After 2 or 3 Questions, person you are welcoming feels safe and able to talk

Help for Parents

Shy Children Can Learn to Be Welcomers

It is okay to be shy, introverted, and also okay to be treated the way they would want someone to treat them.

Reap what you sow.

Friendliness is a character trail not a personality trait

When to Start

Fifth or Sixth Grade is a great time to learn to reach out to others in their Sunday school class or homeschool co-op. In high school, Vicki gives them the assignment to be a welcomer.

Manners are now called life skills but they still matter.

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Life Skills Resources

God's Girls 101: Grow in Christ by Meredith Curtis with Powerline Productions, Inc. God's Girls 105: Homemaking by Meredith Curtis with Powerline Productions, Inc. The Making of Real Men by Mike Curtis with Powerline Productions, Inc. Real Men 103: Leadership


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