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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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    Planning for your next Semester & Next Fall ?  Are you considering new ways to set up YOUR students for success—in school and beyond? Increasingly, employers and universities are encouraging greater development of the “soft skills” necessary for success in … Continue reading

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    Are there young adults in your life who have recently left home and entered college or the career field? Or, high schoolers about to graduate into independent life? Here’s a special message for them you’ll want to share!   Once … Continue reading

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    Money will never make you completely happy—but mismanaging it can be a life wrecker! Money problems are among the top reasons for divorce, alcoholism, and suicide in our country. For these, and many other reasons, it’s critical to become a … Continue reading

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    Do you have a trusted confidante with whom you can share your innermost feelings; one who has your best interests at heart? What about someone who will encourage you to be your absolute best and hold you accountable in your … Continue reading

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    How committed are you to correcting your weaknesses and building your strengths? Do you embrace constructive feedback when it comes your way? Let’s face it.  Most of us love to receive compliments—but criticism?  Not so much. Criticism, even if it’s … Continue reading

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    Wow, the holiday season really flew by, didn’t it? There is so much anticipation leading up to Christmas, and in one wonderful, joy-filled day with family, it’s over. The lights come down, the Christmas music goes away, and life returns … Continue reading

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    Note: This post was writting by Noel Meador, Executive Director for Stronger Families in the greater Seattle area (www.strongerfamilies.org).  “Before you criticize the younger generation, remember who raised them.” -Unknown Author We live in a culture that sees more screen … Continue reading

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    “What do you want for Christmas?” is probably the most asked question right before the holidays. You’ve probably been asked, and even asked it yourself, more times than you can count over the last couple weeks. Sure there was a … Continue reading

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