Exciting News! – Our Innovative New Book for Parenting Teens


We have exciting news to share!  We are releasing our new book, Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World, in just a few short weeks. Co-written by What I Wish I Knew at 18 authors Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence, people are calling it “the book that parents of teens have been waiting for” and one that “every educator will want every parent to read!”


We wrote this book in response to the desires of parents for a comprehensive guide for preparing teens, of educators who want to build stronger bridges with parents, and of business leaders who are demanding greater leadership and life skills in the workplace.


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Parenting for the Launch will help readers grow in their effectiveness and confidence in preparing teens for a successful launch. It’s filled with principles, strategies, thought-provoking questions, and exercises to guide today’s parent and guardian. It also offers the invaluable, “real world” perspectives of workplace leaders who are working with young adults. Readers will learn to:

  • Develop an empowering parenting game plan
  • Prepare teens for key life decisions and the demands of adult life
  • Build an enduring relationship with their young adult and affirm their worth
  • Set them on the path to success and a strong start


We have already had overwhelmingly positive early reviews from parents, educators, and the business community:


Troy Alstead, Group President & Chief Financial Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company:

“In a comfortable and engaging style, Trittin and Lawrence offer valuable guidance to parents confronting the transition of their kids to adulthood. The book is inspirational and practical, insightful and encouraging—a must read for parents of teens.


Cynthia Ulrich Tobias, M. Ed, Speaker & Author of How They Learn, and You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded):

“Dennis and Arlyn have once again delivered a book full of invaluable insights and practical strategies for parents who want to help their children succeed.  You’ll find dozens of great ideas for preparing your son or daughter to hit the ground running when its time to enter the world of work and tackle an adult life full of challenge and change.”


Jeff Kemp – Former NFL Quarterback and Vice President, Family Life:

“Dennis & Arlyn have captured what it takes to nurture & release real world-ready kids.”


Want a sneak peak? Here’s a link to the Introduction and Chapter One, “Give Them Wings, Not Strings.”


Parenting for the Launch will be released in mid-November, 2013. You can follow us in the meantime on www.parentingforthelaunch.com. On our website, be sure to check out our new book trailer video!


We are grateful for the friendship we’ve developed with you over the years, and we’d love to enlist your support, our e-newsletter network! For a limited time, you can order your copy of Parenting for the Launch for $12.99, a special 30% discount, by using our coupon code:  P4TL. You can access it through this link, our website, or by calling 1-800-BOOKLOG. It’s our way of saying, “Thanks for your ambassadorship!”


Please grow our circle by “liking” our FB page and following @Parent4Launch on Twitter. Forward this email to your networks, encourage them to sign up for our email newsletter, and help us spread the word by sharing Parenting for the Launch with your friends, family, and associates.


Thanks for joining us on our journey!


Warmly, and with anticipation,


Dennis and Arlyn


P.S. Here’s what other reviewers are saying:

Pam Wickman, an FCS educator in Wisconsin, said, “This is an awesome book for parents! It is filled with such great advice for how to “prepare and let go” when our teens don’t always want to listen. I especially appreciated the strategies for building stronger relationships through personality profiling and affirming their uniqueness and value.”


Willie Stewart, a retired school administrator from Tacoma, WA, said, “What a powerful book! Personal, engaging, and entertaining, Dennis and Arlyn offer sound guidance for parents, families, mentors, and educators who are equipping young people for adulthood.”






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