Top Tips for Teens Today from Teen Expert Jeff Yalden

Top Tips for Teens Today from Teen Expert

Hey young people!  It’s that time of year again where we embrace the summer months and forget about the lessons we learn every day in school and being in social settings.  It’s that time of year when many teens hibernate themselves in their homes and become more socially distant behind the screens of today’s computers and smart phones.  Enjoy my Top Tips for Teens Today as you think about your life and your purpose.

I am Jeff Yalden and for 20 years I have been working with teens as a youth motivational speaker and most notably my work with MTV MADE as a teen life coach inspiring a young lady to achieve what seemed to be the impossible.  I have been blessed to not only be good at what I do, but more importantly to truly love what I do and the teens I work with.  I am truly blessed.

Having said that, I am old school and speak with truth and sincerity while using humor and real life stories that tug at the heart.  I have a message that I think it important that I need to share with you.  It is my hope that you will read it and use it to your advantage.

Enjoy!  This is my Top Tips for Teens Today!

1.  Limit the gadgets

2.  Learn to talk face to face

3.  Confrontation is not necessarily bad

4.  Cut the umbilical cord from mommy and daddy

5.  You will have to work in a low paying job when you start out–with or without a college degree (it’s called humility)

6.  Don’t have mommy or daddy call for you after you interview (resume goes in the trash)

7.  Get some roommates and live on your own—get away from mommy and daddy

8.  Don’t spend more than you earn

9.  Credit cards are only for emergencies

10.  Try to save 2 years of pay in a savings account (the ideal)

11.  Do you really NEED a gadget, or software, etc? think twice

12.  Lastly “self esteem” is built through competence and hard work, not by “talking nice” about someone. The world owes you nothing.

A little straight forward and a little direct, but that is what today’s teens need.

Visit Jeff Yalden by visiting his website at and consider bringing Jeff to your community to speak at your next high school assembly or teen leadership conference.

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Author:Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker

Youth Motivational Speaker & Teen Life Coach. Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has been mesmerizing audiences with his engaging style and passion. Jeff is a story-teller that every where he speaks, he guarantees he is real and in the moment, perfect for every audience. He is one of a kind. He's interactive and nobody pours as much energy and passion into their programs that Jeff does. Guaranteed, Jeff will be a defining moment and a highlight of your students lives.

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