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Ep. 10 | What to Expect of Your Freshman

What is going through the mind of a freshman? What is not going through their mind? What is happening to their bodies? How motivated are they? How motivated should they be? How can you help them get off on the right foot?

Show Notes:

This podcast explores the life and times of freshmen in high school today. What are they up to? What's going through their minds? How motivated are they? How motivated should they be? Are we expecting too much or too little? How do we guide our freshman so that they start off on the right foot?

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What I discuss in this episode:

0:01:37 What is life like for today’s high school freshman?
0:02:14 The importance of peer groups
0:03:02 Why do freshmen do dumb things?
0:03:30 What do we want from our freshman?
0:04:14 How to avoid the big 4 life-altering mistakes
0:05:10 How do we get teens to think about the future?
0:05:24 How to build great habits (e.g. study, nutrition, sleep, hygiene)
0:05:38 8 Life-skills our freshman should know by now
0:06:07 How to help teens prioritize their activities
0:07:30 What can we do as a parent community?
0:08:05 How to keep track of our child’s academics?
0:08:55 Should you audit your child’s friend groups?
0:10:15 Strategy #3 - Third party advice
0:10:30 Why your freshman ignores you
0:12:28 The Tony Robbins for teens
0:13:28 Do PrepWell's message to teens always sink in? 
0:13:48 The difference between freshman girls and boys
0:14:29 What happens when the light bulb goes on?
0:15:00 The benefit of a 4-yr plan
0:15:12 Why freshman year is so important
0:16:00 Could you use a plan?

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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc.

Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9thgrade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.

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