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Ken Rabow is a life empowerment coach specializing in helping troubled teens, unmotivated young adults and their families succeed in all aspects of their lives. Check out Ken's book: The Slacker's Guide to Success

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The Best Way To End Video Game Addiction: Pinball

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 1:27 PM

Parents these days have a great and real concern about video game addiction and internet addiction (including Facebook Addiction Disorder) by teens and young adults. As someone who mentors young adults, this is one of the major complaints from parents that I hear about on a weekly basis.

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Top 10 Career Tips For Millennials

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 11:38 AM

There are many lists talking about career tips for Millennials these days and the big question is how to find one that will inspire you not just to that "show me the money" moment but that will enrich your life.

As a life coach for young adults (Millennials)...

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Are Millennials Our Biggest Problem Or Our Greatest Hope?

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 12:21 PM

These days I am being asked by the "C's" in organizations to give workshops on how to bring Millennials into big business and I really enjoy the experience of sharing that knowledge. The most frequent question I get is:

"Is it worth trying to "fix" our Millennial "problem" or...

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Autism Doesn't Have To Disrupt Your Child's Potential For Greatness

(7) Comments | Posted March 2, 2016 | 3:38 PM

As a mentor for teens with autism and their families, I am struck with the level of trust, humility and indomitable spirit that I see in these families weekly on their paths to rising above others limitations of them.

I would like to share one story with you from...

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What Your Millennial Is Really Telling You

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 1:34 PM

How you perceive your children, how they interact with you and how you learn to be your best in the world in the very place where it is most difficult -- amongst the people you love -- all of that will change for the better!

The system I work...

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Jews Praying At The Temple Mount (Al Aqsa)

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 10:36 AM

I have met so many wonderful Muslim people in my life. People who truly surrendered their will to the Creator and lived loving, peaceful lives and welcomed me. I have met many Orthodox Jews who saw past the fact that I don't look, dress or talk like them to see...

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We Need to Stop Immortalizing Mass Shooters

(6) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 8:23 AM

So... the Democrats say "ban guns" (not all of them, of course). The Republicans say "nuh-uh". Nothing gets done. They scream. The others scream. They stonewall. We stonewall. And then?...

Nothing gets done again.

One day a senior figure barely survives an assassination attempt. They make it their life's...

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Here's How to Mentor Millennials

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 5:18 PM

How do we Mentor Millennials and get them where they need to go? Start with where you are.

So here we are. A new year has begun. Your millennial is back in university and you are hoping that last year's effort (best described as crap-tabulous) will not be repeated....

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A Life Coach's Take On Nicole Arbour, Fat Shaming and Bullying

(12) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 5:30 PM

Hello Nicole,

You are not alone. There are lots of people who look like you. Lots of people. When they see someone like me who is overweight, they make judgments. When I am at my present weight (I have gained and lost Arnold Schwarzenegger's body weight several times...

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10 New Years Resolutions for Milenials

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 11:12 PM

Yeah. I know. New years is soooo far away. You might as well wait. Start cramming when the Dick Clark replacement is at the 3...2...1 before figuring it all out and then when the resolution fails... just say "wow! if only I had prepared".

Yes. Replace "New Year's Resolution"...

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What Message Is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sending Our Kids?

(64) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 4:57 PM

When my aspiring 14 year old author-to-be client suggested that he wanted to write an article on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and how it "sucked" from the point of view of himself, someone with autism and his mom, I said: "Yes!"

My client's first draft was basically his take on...

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The Greatest Gift I Ever Got Was Giving My Haasen Fraas Away

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 1:19 PM

I often share general stories and fables with my millennial clients to bring home an idea that might be a little foreign to them but when it comes to giving selflessly, I often end up sharing a personal story that had a profound impact on my life.

So here...

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Millennials, Do This To Get the Most From Your Mentors

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 4:55 PM

So here we are. A new school year. New clothes. New books. New gadgets, but most kids are walking in with exactly the same old labels. No. Not Calvin K. I'm talking about: ADHD; Depression; Anxiety, Slacker, Stoner etc. As a Mentor's Mentor of Millenials I have a few suggestions...

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Why We Should Mentor Millennials Suffering From Mental Illness

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Do you know where you were when you heard that Robin Williams had died? I do. I felt like I had lost a family friend. Back in the day when TV meant something, Robin was a breath of fresh air, even on Happy Days.

He even made the Fonz...

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How to Have Compassion

(18) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 1:10 PM

As a life coach, I work with all sorts of people in their teens and 20s. I learn from all of them. One of my most powerful learning lessons came from a 13-year-old client with Autism, who allowed me to see the dangers of people in power trying to "do...

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Finding the Confidence to Find Love

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 11:10 AM

As a life coach for troubled teens and unmotivated Millenials, I work with a lot of people with mental health issues ranging from anxiety to schizophrenia. What is really a great honour is to have people in their teens and twenties trust me enough to share their deepest thoughts about...

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Baby-Boomers and Millenials, Do These Seven Things to Survive Each Other

(4) Comments | Posted January 26, 2014 | 9:06 AM

Baby-boomers. You thought you had it all together, man!
Like, you were totally prepared! The right retirement savings plan, paid off the house early, avoided Bernie Madoff and even had time to live a healthy enough lifestyle to enjoy your retirement but...

The one thing you could never...

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Millenials, Save Yourselves With These Do's and Don'ts

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 4:24 PM

So, everything you were told was a lie.

You are not brilliant because you could play three strings on a guitar when you first picked it up. Your artwork really was just pieces of pasta, glue and paint... it wasn't "just like Van Gogh". It wasn't the cutest thing...

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Millenials, Communication and the Curse of Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 9:40 AM

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So, my iPhone 5 went on the fritz. I called AppleCare and got a really professional, organized, thoughtful millennial who helped me. We did a diagnostic on the phone and it was clear it was fried.

He was so helpful that towards...

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The Slacker's Guide To Success -- In Conclusion

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 5:13 PM

2012-08-17-KenRabowSGTS.jpg This is the final installment of The Slacker's Guide To Success, based on my work with teens, young adults and their families. The introduction can be found here. The other chapters are available here.

One...

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