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Ep. 117 | How To Engage Your 14 And 15-Year-Old Son

How to get your 14-15-year-old son to care about the college admissions process before it's too late.

Show Notes:

In this episode, I propose a 5-Step process to help break your 14 - 15-year-old son out of their iPhone/video game/Snapchat/IG-induced trance. This is no easy task, and we must deploy CIA-level tactics to bring them to the light.  This episode is for parents only (not for kids). If you have daughters, this will be helpful as well, but it's especially geared toward parents with sons.    

0:01:45 Why 14 - 15-year-old boys?

0:02:40 When it's too late

0:05:00 Squandered potential

0:07:40 The stakes are higher

0:08:35 Why the disinterest?

0:09:28 Lack of long term planning

0:09:55 Executive function skills

0:10:14 Prefrontal cortex

0:10:40 Hormones

0:10:58 TikTok, creatine, IG, Netflix

0:11:39 Drugs, alcohol, opioids, etc.

0:11:50 Rebellion

0:12:40 Laid-back attitude

0:13:30 Step 1: Temperature check

0:14:55 Step 2: Podcast during drive home

0:19:07 Step 3: Continue in-car campaign

0:20:52 Step 4: Convert to next level

0:23:23 Step 5: Advanced guidance Follow us:

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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 (2X), 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 9th grade 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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