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LifeSmart Publishing

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LifeSmart

Our History

LifeSmart Publishing traces its origin to the 2010 launch of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead by Founder, President, and CEO, Dennis Trittin.  LifeSmart is family owned and operated and headquartered in majestic Gig Harbor, Washington.

 

Our Mission

LifeSmart exists to inspire, equip, and empower the next generation to pursue lives of purpose, integrity, and impact.

 

Our Vision

It is our vision that every child would be inspired and equipped to reach his or her full potential and positively impact the world. 

 

Our Team

Dennis TrittinLifeSmart is led by Dennis Trittin, founder, President, and CEO and Arlyn Lawrence, Editor and Director of Curriculum Development. He is the author of What I Wish I Kew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead, and co-author of Wings Not Strings: Parenting Strategies to Let Go with Confidence and Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World.Dennis’s biographical information is summarized in the About Dennis tab. He provides vision, direction, and operational oversight to LifeSmart, along with content development, speaking, marketing, public representation, and partnership relations.



 

Arlyn LawrenceArlyn Lawrence is the co-author of the What I Wish I Knew at 18 Leadership and Life Skills Curriculum, Wings Not Strings: Parenting Strategies to Let Go with Confidence, and Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World. She serves as editor, curriculum designer, co-author, seminar leader, and general representative for LifeSmart. Arlyn’s background in publishing includes book editing and curricular development as well as five years as a magazine editor and columnist.  She also is Founder and CEO of Inspira Literary Solutions, a book development and editorial business. Arlyn has served families and educators in numerous community and faith-based organizations, including over 15 years as a director of education and special programs for teens and children. She is also a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of character, personal development, and relationships for children, young adults, and their families. She and her husband are the parents of five children and grandparents of six, and reside in Fox Island, Washington.

 

Our Offerings

LifeSmart’s resources are uniquely designed for use by teens and young adults as well as the people who guide them (parents, mentors, educators). Our books and guides are intended for both personal and professional use, offering essential wisdom for success in the transition intoadulthood and beyond.

 

We offer the following resources:

  • What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead (the book). This conversationally written book provides a comprehensive vision for the launch into adulthood through its 109 life success pointers. It serves as the text for curricular program usage. ISBN: 978-0-9832526-0-3. Available in hard copy and e-version.
  • What I Wish I Knew at 18: Student Guide. This is the curricular companion to the book, containing lessons for facilitator use and serving as the student workbook. It puts into action the wisdom from the book through challenging self-reflection, dynamic group collaboration, and engaging activities. ISBN: 978-0-9832526-3-4. Available in hard copy and e-version.
  • What I Wish I Knew at 18:Student Guide—Christian Edition: This is the curricular companion to the book, containing lessons for Christian facilitator use and serving as the student workbook. It puts into action the wisdom from the book through challenging self-reflection and dynamic group collaboration. It derives from the universal student guide, while integrating a Biblical worldview. ISBN: 978-0-9832526-6-5. Available in hard copy.
  • What I Wish I Knew at 18:Leader’s Guide—standard and Christian versions: This is an online resource for facilitator use, containing author suggestions and planning tools. It is available as a free download from www.dennistrittin.com.
  • Wings Not Strings: Parenting Strategies to Let Go with Confidence encourages and equips parents with powerful strategies to let go naturally and confidently and position their children wiht the leadership skills they need to soar in adulthood. ISBN: 978-0-9909603-0-0 
  • Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World offers parenting strategies and practical tools to helptransition teens into independent life in the “real world.” ISBN: 978-09832526-7-2
  • Weekly e newsletters: LifeSmart publishes a free weekly e newsletter/blog where the authors share nuggets of life wisdom for personal and professional use. Signups are available at: www.dennistrittin.com/newsletter.aspx.

 

In addition, Dennis and Arlyn are available for speaking engagements at events for schools, mentor groups, businesses, faith organizations, and parent and student groups.

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