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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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    I often hear from young people that they feel dissatisfied with their lives. They report feeling lost, unnoticed, and hard-done-by, and that everyone else seems to have it better than them. And exactly where are they perceiving these messages from, … Continue reading

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    I think we can all agree it feels like Christmas was just a month ago. But in a flash, we’ve blazed through winter (which for us Pacific Northwesterners means suffering through copious amounts of rain) and the end of the … Continue reading

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    Moms, this week is for you! This is for the sleepless nights, the time spent sitting in the rain watching  sports games, the time spent helping with college apps and figuring out the FAFSA, the time spent encouraging, hoping, praying, … Continue reading

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    Last week we talked about senioritis, and how giving in to the temptation to slack off near the end of the school year can come back to bite us. That’s why it’s so important that we as parents and teachers … Continue reading

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    se·nior·i·tis noun se-nyer-‘i-tis: an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades. Sound familiar? I know I certainly suffered from senioritis during both high school and college (and my daughter is living it as I write this)!  … Continue reading

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    These days, it feels like the majority of our communication is online. Thanks to Facebook (and other social media platforms), e-mail, blogs, and the capability for many career positions to work remotely, most of us are more comfortable communicating online … Continue reading

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    “Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work for it.” ~Author Unknown It’s day one on the job, and we can’t wait for our corner office, leather chair, and stunning view. Not so fast! Success on the … Continue reading

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    “A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A, M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.” ~”Fats” Domino   Wouldn’t it be nice if employers would appear on our doorstep with lucrative job offers and automatically recognize our greatness? … Continue reading

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    One important key to success is self confidence. An important key to self confidence is preparation. ~Arthur Ashe   So, you’ve buckled down and identified several candidate careers (or majors) that could be your perfect match. Now, it’s time to … Continue reading

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    Life is filled with important decisions, but few are as critical as selecting a well-matched career. Not only is it our primary income source, but it also is the most direct way we apply our skills and talents in life. … Continue reading

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