I’m so excited about the next endeavor for providing you with excellent content to live on purpose and in your purpose. The Called to Cultivate Podcast is officially now in the iTunes store and is ready for you to download!
The podcast will release a new episode every Thursday so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.
This is an extension of our Called to Cultivate Community and it’s a great way to learn more about teaching and empowering others. As always I’ll be sharing more about my experiences in running a youth development/mentoring program, experiences as an Educator, and things I’m currently working on (and you can too) in your empowerment business.
You can always check out the official podcast page here to listen to episodes, download resources and episodes and get show notes.
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Happy Holidays everyone.
Top 5 Life Skills to Teach Children
Here are the top five life skills to teach children:
- Food/Cooking Skills
- Budgeting/Money Skills
- Dressing Skills
- Social Skills and Manners
- Behavioral Skills
Positive Asset Building
Focusing on positive asset building is a critical focus of positive youth development.
All young people need the same types of positive resources:
-Caring, Respectful Relationships
-High, Clear and Fair Expectations
-Meaningful Opportunities to Participate and Contribute
Consider how you can provide these experiences this week in your school, program, and agencies.
7 Day E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Challenge for Leaders looking for assistance with content creation
I often hear really great youth developers say “I know what I want to do, but I just need to work my plan on how to do it.” Raise your hand if you know you should be doing more to empower youth but you lack a clear strategy on delivery and you often get frustrated with your message?
If your hand is up I’ve got a solution for you!
Inside my E.M.P.O.W.E.R System let me show you how to create content through blogging, teaching, speaking, and creating tools that will keep your youth community coming back for more.
Who Is This For?
Thought leaders and ambitious youth leaders who wish to create better content, content delivery strategies, and consistent information to keep their community coming back for more!
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Does your family have a clear set of rules and consequences? Do you implement them consistently? Parenting can be exhausting but staying on top of your child’s whereabouts is essential to make sure your kids don’t cross the boundaries you’ve set. If they do you can jump in quickly and implement consequences and reminders towards the families goals.
I don’t know if you’ve had an opportunity to catch up with the show Greenleaf on OWN but it’s a really amazing show that chronicles the Greenleaf family. The Greenleafs run a mega church in Memphis and like any family as the season progresses all their scandal, secrets, and lies come to light.
One of those is the story of Zora. She’s the daughter of Jacob and Kerissa who are pastors and now the leaders of their own ministry. So while her parents are preoccupied with heir own marital affairs and now found responsibilities, Zora is discovering teenage love.
Zora has a very level headed cousin named Sophia and they both seemed to start out as pretty good valued Christian girls but Zora is starting to become more risky and step away from the “boredom” that is Sophia who tends to play by the rules. Here’s the thing: Their family knows the girls to be good so they aren’t questioning a lot of their whereabouts and activities.
As parents be mindful that just because you raised your children right doesn’t mean that they won’t find themselves in temptation. Even the strongest of teens can find their match who just pushes, Pressures, and perseveres until they get what they want. For Zora this was her boyfriend Isaiah.
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In communities across the United States, 11.3 million children are without supervision between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. That means 1 in 5 children still do not have someone to care for them after school.
If you are a working parent and need after school care my first suggestions is to always put children in an after school program that is engaging. With the increase in quality programming you can find some very specific enrichment activities for your children including snack and physical activity keeping their brains active.
If you’re lucky enough to be at home when your kids arrive there around 2:30 then you know creating meaningful after school hours is equally as essential. There’s well over about six hours that you have to create a daily experience for your children. Educators strive for six hours of instructional time during the school day. Now here is the ball in your court as a parent. What are you going to do with it?
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“Oooh girl I love your new ride.”
“It’s a rental. You know fake it until you make it.”
“Mmmhmmm I know that’s right.”
I’ve heard this and so many other scenarios of people who are just dabbling close to success but aren’t actually there and feel confidently justified in the “fake til you make it” syndrome. I think this is a terrible idea to share with anyone, especially our young people.
Why? It’s creates a false work ethic. You have some people who can understand how close they are to achieving a goal and are continuing to work hard in the midst. Then you have others who are okay faking their success period and aren’t working towards anything at all. They can make it look a certain way for their friends, social media and talk a really good talk but aren’t doing a darn thing.
If we want to help our young people become excellent in their work habits we have to kill this myth and kill it quick! Our
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