• Parenting Teens So They Can Launch | Dennis Trittin | Episode 17

  • Parents dream about, or dread, the day their child moves out of the house. But are they ready? Will they pay their bills? Will they eat well? Have clean clothes? Make good decisions? Parenting our teens so they can launch can be a daunting task but it is essential to helping our kids succeed. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler interview Dennis Trittin on the Mighty Parenting podcast to find out the mistakes parents make and how those affect their teenagers. They’ll look at simple solutions and essential things parents must do to parent teens so they can launch.

    In Real Talk we’re taking a look at Mother’s Day. Many moms end up disappointed, frustrated, or hurt on Mother’s Day. Judy and Sandy talk about how you can avoid the hurt and get what you want.

     

    A Favorite Quote About Parenting For Launch

    Parents need to move from the driver’s seat to the passenger’s seat in their child’s life.

    High Points About Parenting Teens:

    As a society we are not preparing out kids for launch.

    Kids need to learn many things to function well as an adult. Parents think schools are teaching them and schools think parents are…kids are losing out.

    Parents have the power to take control of what we do. Performance parenting, helicopter parenting, and buddy/permissive parenting styles leave kids with problems. Instead focus on giving your child wings not strings.

    Remember that you are raising a future adult.

    No parent is a perfect parent. Here are three things to focus on to be the best parent you can be:

    1. Keep your mind on the goal.
    2. Trust in your relationship with your child.
    3. Build your child’s confidence.

    Parents need to move from the driver’s seat to the passenger’s seat in their child’s life.

    About Our Guest:

    Dennis Trittin is the founder, President, and CEO of LifeSmart Publishing and author of Parenting for the Launch and What I Wish I Knew at 18. His mission is to inspire and equip the next generation with the leadership and life skills they need to succeed in adulthood. Through books, curriculum, speaking engagements, and his blog, Dennis serves young people around the world and the parents, educators, and mentors guiding them.

    Previously, Dennis served as Director of Research and Strategy at Russell Investments where he spent 28 years managing $35 billion and evaluating successful leaders around the globe. From this unique perspective, Dennis is now sharing these powerful leadership insights with teens and young adults.

    Dennis and Jeanne, his wife of 35 years, have two grown children who are living their dream in Gig Harbor, Washington. They enjoy the company of family and friends and are avid golfers and active volunteers in their community.

    More from our Guest:
    • To learn more or connect with our guest, visit parentingforthelaunch.com
    • Click on the image below to get your copy of Parenting for Launch!