Excited or frustrated!
Determined or confused!
Feeling effective or ineffective!
Join the Club! You
are not alone. Many parents are under-prepared for adolescence even
though it is an important time of transition.
Drugs and alcohol
are real problems in high schools. However, the problem among many teens
is really aimlessness. They are trying to figure out who they are during
this transition period. See one page summary on "Dreams
Parent and coaches
have an opportunity to build a positive trust relationship with a teen,
who is no longer a child, by identifying and supporting their interests
and talents. The Next Generation Series has real value for parents and
coaches who are committed to a developmental strategy as they prepare
for college or the work world.
& Bill Wilkie, as well as Sarae & Acey Martin, have
been working with teens since the early to mid 1980's.
They have discovered a straight forward solution for
parents interested in empowering teens (8th grade to 12th grade).
We call it the "Next Generation Series." It presently
includes several different publications ranging from a parent
tool-kit to a teen workbook.
of all our human efforts we must not forget to,
"Let God be as original with your teen as He has been with
you." Oswald Chambers
is a 70+ page tool-kit for parents dealing with three major issues
in high school:
College Bound Decision process that should start
early in the high school years and
through identifying a project based on a student's passions and
right to control my life.
This 65+ page workbook
is designed for teens in the 8th to 10th grades. It provides guidance
for working through an information gathering, planning and decision
making process leading to either a career or college. Athletic
versions are also available.
According to Dr. Wilkie,
"...every student makes a decision about whether to attend
college. Some say, yes! Some say, no! But most start the process
to late and with inaccurate information."