#88: Helping Kids Find Their Passion (with guest Ken Coleman)

08.27.2019 - By Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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Even as an adult, finding what you are good at and what you are passionate about (and subsequently where those two things intersect) can be a seemingly unsurmountable task. It’s easy to lose confidence to help your kids find those things as well. There’s also the ever present temptation to push your kids too hard or force them to laser-focus on things that they just aren’t passionate about. This is where Dr. Meg’s conversation with career expert and author, Ken Coleman, can help the parents and the kids! Dr. Meeker and Ken talk about his book, The Proximity Principleand ways for moms and dads to help their kids as well as help themselves find that elusive “sweet-spot”. Ken Coleman is a Ramsey Personality and best-selling author, and he uses his life experiences to help people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   0:48 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   2:17 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Find Their Passion.” She also teases her conversation with Ramsey Personality, Ken Coleman, as well as her points to ponder.   4:13 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEN COLEMAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Ken Coleman about how to help your kids find what they are good at and what they are passionate about, and Ken’s book The Proximity Principle.   31:52 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   33:25 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!   34:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEN COLEMAN (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Ken Coleman about how to help your kids find what they are good at and what they are passionate about, and Ken’s book The Proximity Principle.   55:55 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to help your kids live in their “sweet-spot”.   58:13 – PARENT PEP RALLY   59:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 88, Helping Kids Find Their Passion  and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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