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Parenting for the Launch!

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Many parents of teenagers describe feeling isolated, ill-equipped, and under-prepared, with kids who don’t appear be listening during this crucial time of life. They are anxious about their children leaving home and their relationships are often strained. At a time when parents want to become closer to their teens, they feel like they’re being pushed away in favor of other voices. These questions keep them awake at night:



  • Have we covered the bases?
  • How will our relationship change?
  • Are they ready?
  • Are we ready???


We believe (and think most will agree) that young adults today need more than head knowledge. They need a solid, holistic leadership foundation that will support them and enable them to make key decisions in these crucial years and beyond. This includes--
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    Last week, we shared the first five of our top ten parenting goals for the year. Here’s a recap: Equip and empower for independence Develop soft skills and professionalism Invest in your relationship Build a strong work ethic Quash any … Continue reading

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    Last week, we challenged students to set fresh new goals to jumpstart the school year. Goals that would enrich their lives and build valuable leadership skills. Now, dads and moms, it’s your turn! We can always up our games, too. … Continue reading

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    In a world consumed with constant distractions and multitasking, it seems like we’re becoming more like bumblebees—paying short visits to one flower after another. We’ve never faced “incoming” like this before, and it’s affecting our attention spans, stress levels, and … Continue reading

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    Two college graduates found themselves in the same, all-to-common, predicament. They received their degrees and assumed, like many, that the job offers would flow their way. Unfortunately, they didn’t. I’m sure you’ve heard similar stories… especially with graduates whose degrees … Continue reading

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     What is a prized possession you can never get back once you lose it? The answer is your reputation. At some point in your life, your values will be challenged and possibly even ridiculed by others. It’s crucial to talk … Continue reading

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    Doesn’t it feel like summer just started? Well, as much as we all hate to admit it, school will be starting before we know it. And for many young people, that means their first year of college is on the … Continue reading

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    It used to be that when I was upset, I either made a rash decision or said something I would later regret. I remember having to go back and clean up my messes or apologize for saying something out-of-line. Being … Continue reading

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    As summer draws to a close and the school year starts up again, change is in the air. Many of us have children who are about to leave our homes and head off to college or the workforce for the … Continue reading

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    When I wrote What I Wish I Knew at 18, I had no idea which specific pointer might resonate most with readers. After all, each of my 109 life success pointers had its own reason, place, and value. I’m often … Continue reading

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    “It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” –Marianne Williamson Regardless of your family or career role, you probably know some … Continue reading

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