Parenting for the Launch {Book Review}


Parenting for the Launch
By Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence

About the book:
Key strategies for parents of teens in the crucial window before that "launch" into the real world. Learn how to set them up for success through effective communication, valuing and cultivating their unique strengths, and empowering versus control. Help your teens build a strong personal leadership foundation that will enable them to live successful, independent lives of purpose, integrity, and impact.
I have two teens at home that will eventually leave the nest. I'll have to send them out into this world, hoping they are equipped with the skills they need. I really appreciated this book! It helps parents effectively prepare and equip their teens for their new chapters of life when they leave home. Are you nervous? I know I am! Are you ready to launch your kid out into the "real world"? The authors offer practical strategies and insightful advice that are truly helpful and invaluable. The book is divided into 3 main parts: Destination Preparation, Relationship Preparation and Transition Preparation. Each chapter ends with a "Take Five" section which includes key questions for readers to reflect upon.

Here is a great quote from the book:
Wings are the things we do to prepare our children to be secure, confident, and independent adults, who will live with integrity and impact. We empower our kids when we train them with strong internal guiding principles and give them freedom, opportunity, and accountability to apply those principles according to their unique style and interests. Picture an eagle--it can soar to the heights. It is free to explore high and far and to navigate the turbulence that life often brings. (p. 13)
I would definitely recommend this book to all parents!

I received a free copy of this book from Icon Media Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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