Although I wrote What I Wish I Knew at 18 as a conversation with students about to graduate, there are several other target audiences for this book:
- High schools
- Home schools
- Colleges and vocational institutes
- Fraternities and sororities and youth groups
- Young adults and college students
- Parents, caregivers, mentors, and coaches
- Service organizations that focus on parenting and family development
- Service organizations that focus on teens and young adults
- Religious organizations in support of their youth, young adult, and parenting ministries
- Companies that serve the teen and young adult markets
In summary, this book is for the teens and young adults themselves, parents, mentors, and caregivers, religious and educational institutions, service organizations, and companies.
Educational institutions can use it as a Life Skills course book, a resource for their admissions counselors, advisors, and coaches, or as a gift to students and/or their parents.
Fraternities and sororities can use it as a life coach for their members.
Religious organizations can use it as a guide for ministries and small discussion groups.
Service organizations can use it as a resource for the audiences they represent—parents, teens, youth, etc.
Someone recently asked me whether there is an “ideal” audience for my book. My response was that it would be best in the hands of parents during the elementary or middle school years so that they can incorporate these principles into their parenting during the high school years. Then, at the appropriate time, they would share it with their children and have informal conversations with them at the time and place that they’re the most open (for our kids this is at local coffee houses). I strongly believe that the book will be just as valuable to parents and caregivers as it is to their children.