Posts Tagged ‘Teens’

Episode #148, Brad Baldridge, Helping Families Tame the High Cost of College

Brad Baldridge is a late-stage college planning specialist. He helps parents of high school students plan and pay for college using strategies such as merit aid, need based aid, tax planning, savings and investing for college, negotiating with colleges, scholarships and loans.

Over the past 10 years Brad has directly helped hundreds of families plan and pay for college. He has provided in-depth college plans resulting in increased financial aid, scholarships, identification of the right schools at the right price, and better loans.

Brad’s expertise is featured weekly on his podcast, Taming The High Cost of College. Since 2013 Brad and his expert guests have explored and shared great information related to college planning. Brad received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Platteville in 1990.

On Today’s episode Brad gives parents advice on how to better manage their child’s college education.

Did you know? Brad built a specialty in college planning.

What do families do wrong with college planning? They start too late! The key to start early enough.

Did you know? College will cost you between 10 and 70K per year or more!

Brad’s words of wisdom: Do it on purpose instead of by accident. So if you go to college, figure out where you plan to go and what the plan will be when you get there. Don’t just show up at college, get good grades and think it’s all going to work out for you.

Make sure to go back and listen to episode #31, my interview with Celeste Horton about Creative Ways to Pay for College

Episode #148, Brad Baldridge, Helping Families Tame the High Cost of College

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February 3rd, 2017
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Episode #147, Take the Gratitude Challenge and Experience Positive Change

Teen wellness instructor Delvina Miremadi teaches teens how to be more thankful in their lives.

Episode #147, Take the Gratitude Challenge and Experience Positive Change

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January 26th, 2017
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Episode #146, DJ Shri, Advice for the Aspiring Teen Musician

Today on episode 146, I’m talking with guest DJ Shri host of the popular iTunes Podcast-Mobile DJ Tips, a weekly show that interviews influential DJ’s from around the world to share marketing, music, and business knowledge. Previous guests have included Oprah’s DJ.

DJ Shri graduated from Rutgers University with a double bachelor’s in Economics and Public Health.

On Today’s show DJ Shri shares with us his tips for any teen who wants to pursue an exciting career of music.

DJ Shri on what college taught him: How to live with different types of people.

For any teen who wants to pursue a career in music? Listen to all types of perspectives, and not just listen to the naysayers. Also pursue different majors at college. Last, always be genuine and honest. Don’t be fake bc people your potential employers will sense that.

Did you know? That DJ Shri plays an Indian Drum called a dhol.

DJ Shri’s words of wisdom for teens: Keep your ears open and liten to everybody’s story

Make sure to go back and listen to my interview with the Worlds Hottest DJ, DJ Irie on Episode 36, Using the Mainstage to Empower at Risk Youth

Episode #146, DJ Shri, Advice for the Aspiring Teen Musician

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December 9th, 2016
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Episode #143, Mindfulness Made Simple: Being present in the moment

Teen wellness instructor Delvina Miremadi teaches teens how to be more present in the moment.

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November 17th, 2016
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Episode 141, Ten Ways to Reduce Teen Stress

Teen wellness instructor Delvina Miremadi talks about ten ways teens can reduce their stress.

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November 2nd, 2016
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Episode #140, Dr. Delvina Miremadi, Helping Teens Realize Their Resilience

On episode 140, Alexis Avila talks to Dr. Delvina Miremadi Founder & Chief Resilience Officer at Realize Your Resilience a company dedicated to helping individuals, groups, and organizations build upon their strengths and foster resilience so they can grow, succeed and thrive.  Dr. Miremadi completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Simmons College, focusing her research on academic resilience in higher education.

On today’s episode Delvina shares ways teens can develop the mental tools to overcome any life challenge that comes their way. She also teaches us how to follow the 50-40-10 rule. Listen in!

Fact: Delvina herself struggled with self-esteem issues and learned to conquer her struggles and now empowers others to do the same.

What parents can do to help their teens? Support them but don’t rescue them.

Advice for teens who put a mask on in school? Be kind to yourself, replace negative thoughts with positive ones, and don’t be afraid of failure.

Delvina’s words of wisdom for teens:

Believe in yourself and your abilities

Believe that your mind and you have control over your behavior and you can set that in a positive direction (leads to resilience)

Continue to learn and grow and make effort that will lead to increased resilience

Follow the 50-40-10 rule and work on the 40%. (50% of happiness is genetics, 10% is circumstance, 40% is determined by what you do everyday)

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October 28th, 2016
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Episode #136, Louise Palanker, Understanding Teens

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On episode 136, Alexis Avila talks to teen expert Louise Palanker an LA-based writer/producer/performer/film-maker/author and host of Journals,a podcast and itunes app where she fields questions from teens about growing up and allows kids to connect safely with one another. With her Journals community, Teens and tweens all over the world are joining the conversation, creating their own profiles and collectively building a safe space to read, write, learn, share, encourage, interact and give and get advice. On today’s episode, Louise talks about the problems teens face today and shares some of the creative ways she helps teens thrive in today’s society.
Louise’s advice for parents: Don’t judge so much. Give teens a chance to fail a little bit, and become the person they can go to to talk if things aren’t going so well.
Louise’s advice for teens: Go for your dreams and dream big, but be realistic.
Louise’s words of wisdom: Continue to work on your skill sets, work on becoming an interesting person (because interesting people gravitate toward each other) and work on becoming a good listener. Do these things, and life opens up for the better.

For another related conversation, check out podcast episode #90 with Annie Fox, Effective Parenting in the 21st Century http://preppedandpolished.com/annie-fox-effective-parenting/

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September 23rd, 2016
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Episode #134, John Hupalo, Invite Education’s Plan to Financing Your Family’s College Dreams

On episode 134, Alexis Avila talks to John Hupalo CEO of Invite Education and writer of Plan and Finance Your Family’s College Dreams; A Parent’s Step-by-step guide from Pre-K to Senior Year from the Co-Founders of Invite Education. John is a nationally recognized expert in education loan finance and private credit student loans. On today’s episode, John talks about some key strategies families should employ when planning and financing their child’s college education. For a free three month trial of Invite Education’s college planning and financing tool go to: www.inviteeducation.com and type in “3Free”

John’s words of wisdom for teens: The most successful people don’t typically draw straight lines from college to career. Be as flexible as possible, be open to opportunities, and find what inspires you.

For another related conversation, check out podcast  episode #19 with Jodi Okun, Finding College Cash, http://preppedandpolished.com/jodi-okun-finding-college-cash/

Episode 134, John Hupalo, Invite Education’s Plan to Financing Your Family’s College Dreams

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August 27th, 2016
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Episode #124, Devorah Heitner, Raising Digitally Responsible Teens

On episode 124, Alexis Avila talks to speaker and writer DevorahHeitner. Devorah is an experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, and a professional development resource for organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. Her book, Screenwise, about mentoring digital age kids, is coming out in 2016.Since earning her Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, Devorah’s been working with  excellent public and independent schools across the United States and beyond. On today’s episode Devorah teaches us about the online, digital challenges teens face today and how to raise smarter, more focused teens.

A Digital Native = someone who intuitively understands how to use online technology

One of the biggest struggles today’s teen face? Demand on time!

Where do today’s teen go on social media? Snapchat, Instagram, and Message Apps

If you get cyberbullied, report it, and take a break from that app for while

How can teens stay more focused? Use time tracker apps and shut off the internet from time to time.

Devorah’s words of wisdom for teens? Learn to use social media in a way that makes the world a better place.

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #40 with Alan Katzman, Teaching Safe Social Media Citizenship

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May 27th, 2016
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Episode #121: What Parents Should Know When Choosing a Private School

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished talks about some things parents should consider when choosing a private school for their child.

  1. visit the school
  2. look into the school philosophy
  3. make sure you get small class sizes
  4. get a list of colleges students attend

Episode #121: What Parents Should Know When Choosing a Private School

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May 3rd, 2016
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