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Jacob and I brought on Honorary Dugans, Maddie and Dannielle, to bring you a special Teen Voice Edition of Family Time Q&A Podcast. In fact, we’ll even call this episode Family Time Q & Slay because that’s what Maddie really wanted to call it.
We also brought back the mystery candid question format just for Maddie and Dannielle. Here’s what we discuss in this episode:
- (4:50) Jacob’s Question – What would you like to see in the next 100 years?
- (7:43) Maddie’s Question – If you could give any advice to someone younger than you, what would it be?
- (13:15) Dannielle’s Question – What’s your biggest accomplishment in your life so far that you’re most proud of?
- (31:10) Jerry’s Question – Do you watch reality television? If so, what shows do you watch?
Surprising Insights of Teens
This episode was an eye-opener for me. Talking with Jacob, Dannielle and Maddie in this episode made me realize quite a bit like the following:
- The show was obviously better the less I spoke in it. Seriously, listen for yourself.
- Jacob has positive influences in his life with the friends he’s chosen.
- Teens can be very creative, resourceful and courageous. Somewhere in the 20-minute mark, I realized they were more successful as self-published authors than I am, and they used a free app called WattPad. For real! Multiple fiction eBooks written to my one short, non-fiction book with over 75,000 downloads to my barely more than 1,000 downloads.
- Teens are masters of the sound bite, and that is seen with the length and clarity of the advice they provide compared to me.
- “Four Seconds of Spring” is NOT a reference to the weather. It’s a play on Five Seconds of Summer, and I still don’t get it.
- They balance real conversation with lightness.
- They recognize justice on many levels…like when I totally hijacked Jacob’s answer (15:03.) Sorry, Dannielle. You got me.
Links and Resources
FTQA 067 – Positive Peer Influence of a Student Athlete (Father-Son Episode)
The video below is a recent work of Maddie’s called “Insomnia” and it’s worth watching. I’m still working on them to share the titles of their non-fiction work, 75,000 downloads and they’re not even trying! I’m still mind-blown by that.