We have exciting news to report!
Whether during speaking engagements or one-on-one conversations with parents, there is one question that pops up every time: “When, and how, do I let go?”
Knowing how vital this question is to parents and their children, we decided to do a deeper dive into this critical topic. And, we’re pleased to announce that our new book, Wings Not Strings: Parenting Strategies to Let Go with Confidence, will be released by fall.
In this book. we survey the young adult landscape and share how today’s parenting is contributing to some serious unintended consequences. Then, we offer encouragement and strategies to emotionally and practically let go and give our teens wings to soar. Finally, we provide insights to help kids prevent and cope with anxiety and the addictive nature of technology.
The advance reviews of our new book are truly overwhelming! Here’s what one national parenting expert had to say:
“The tools and steps to guiding both the launching of our teens as well as our role in letting them go have taken me from questioning my own abilities to now being confident that I can release them to soar.”
We’ll have more to say in coming months, but wanted to give you this head’s up!
Planning for your next Semester & Next Fall ?
Are you considering new ways to set up YOUR students for success—in school and beyond?
Increasingly, employers and universities are encouraging greater development of the “soft skills” necessary for success in college, career, and life, such as:
- Sense of purpose/strategic perspective
- Character, integrity, and work ethic
- Successful relationship-building, communication, and teamwork
- Personal productivity/discipline
- An attitude of empowerment, not entitlement
This is why schools across the nation are choosing our innovative and comprehensive What I Wish I Knew at 18 Leadership and Life Skills curriculum to help their students build a personal leadership foundation. Here’s what they’re saying:
Micah Arneberg—Business Teacher/Learning Coordinator:
“The (WIWIK@18) book and student guide have had a great impact on my students. … (helping) them to look ahead and have a vision of success. …They truly are becoming more successful socially and academically. I would highly recommend this curriculum to other teachers.”
Patty Rogers—Family and Consumer Science/Personal Finance Teacher:
“While teaching Personal Finance this year, I was able to use this great resource to enrich the content of this course. Every Family and Consumer Sciences teacher should have a classroom set. Students enjoy this book and their comments are always positive!”
Pam Wickman—Family & Consumer Science Teacher:
“I have made great use of What I Wish I Knew at 18 in my classroom, including it in a variety of classes, such as Parents and Children, Individual and Family Relationships, and Life on your Own. My students respond well to the teen-friendly language of the text, and the accompanying workbook includes questions and writing topics that inspire useful discussion and written reflection. Trittin’s book has become a valued resource, and one I turn to often.”
Bea McCleod—School Counselor; Former President Virginia Association of School Counselors:
I am so impressed with this curriculum. The information is timeless and so “down to earth.” I like how you can pick up the book, and go to the chapter you need. You don’t have to read the book in any order—just take what you need to share these life lessons with students. For a limited time
We are offering bulk pricing discounts now for our book and curriculum so you can plan and order for next semester’s – and next year’s – classes.
We invite you to visit our website and contact us at 920-319 3169 with your questions.
We’re honored to serve you in preparing your students for real world success.
All the best,
The LifeSmart Team