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Guiding You to Coach Your Kids Confidently to Adulthood

Don't Give Your Kid Bad Career Advice

 

 I recently had a bit of a swing-and-miss moment with my teenage son. We’ve been discussing his future plans together regularly, so in hindsight, I should’ve been more prepared. I...

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Overwhelmed by Comparison

Recently, I had the opportunity to deliver a series of interactive assemblies to the freshman class at a local high school. During each of the four separate sessions, older student leaders...

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Future Mistake #13: Listening to 'Them'

 

In 2012, I was no longer satisfied with my career path. I wanted something different, but I didn’t know what. After a decade in college ministry working for a national Christian non-profit, I...

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Future Mistakes #4: No Aspirations

 

Even as a young boy, I couldn’t wait to grow up and be a dad. And a grandpa. If you put a microphone in my face and asked me what I wanted to be when I got older, I would’ve said,...

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The Cost of Self-Awareness

One of the first times I remember becoming more self-aware was when a good friend of mine criticized me to my face. I was being sarcastic in an attempt to be funny (I know, you must be shocked!...

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Don't wait for your kids to talk about their future

Most adults learn the subtle art of not being annoying to a teenager. Some are better at it than others. Some can't help but nag, nag, nag. 

Do you know what teenagers find most annoying?...

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Beyond passive—how to help your kids with their future

As I look back at my teenage years, I can't remember more than a couple of conversations I had with my parents about my future plans. I'm sure there were more; I just don't remember them. But...

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How do I help my kid plan for the future? Don't do this!

Nothing matters more to me in life than who my kids become when they grow up. Not my golf game, business success, or lawn health (and those are my big three!). My utmost ambition is who they...

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How do I help a kid plan for their future? The 9 Mistakes Parents and Teachers Make.

Subject: How do you help a kid plan for their future?

 

Our oldest kid, our son, who’s now a sophomore in high school, has passed that inevitable threshold where the topic of his future...

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Purpose Driven College Admissions

INTERNAL DRIVE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Why do you want to go to college?

It's not uncommon for older high school students to express cynicism towards applying for college. It's just so...

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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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