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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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    Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Winston Churchill The harder I work, the luckier I get. ~Samuel Goldwyn It’s supposed to go like this: We convince the employer we’re the best person … Continue reading

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    I learned that, “Mike, you get your first job on your ability and every job after that on your dependability.” ~Mike Royer If your actions don’t live up to your words, you have nothing to say. ~Da Shanne Stokes “You … Continue reading

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    Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence. ~Ted Key I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were … Continue reading

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    Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain. ~Chris Karcher Character is much easier kept than recovered. ~Thomas Paine Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot … Continue reading

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    Character is higher than intellect. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson In my experience, one of the greatest myths that young people believe is that success is all about smarts. While intelligence certainly helps, it is by no means a lock. In fact, … Continue reading

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    The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. ~Denis Waitley Parents: I think all of us can agree that we want to see our children happy, admirable, and successful.  But, … Continue reading

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      I don’t know about you, but the times in my life when I experience pure joy are when I do something that has a lasting impact on others. I mean, is there anything better than knowing you’ve made a … Continue reading

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    What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? How about the best gift you’ve ever given? Can you come up with your top three? What’s the common denominator between them all? What makes the gifts so special? More often than not, … Continue reading

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    What do entering kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and your first career job have in common? The answer is transitions. BIG transitions. In these cases, they’re based on stages of life, while other biggies include moves, job … Continue reading

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    We’ve arrived the holiday season and the hustle and bustle abounds. There’s a holiday activity to attend at every turn—tree lightings, festivals, family parties, cookie exchanges, Christmas pageants, church services, and much, much more. For a family with kids—especially ones … Continue reading

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