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Parenting Special Needs Magazine features Smile & Succeed for Teens

Parenting Special Needs Magazine features Smile & Succeed for Teens in their “Check it out!” section under “Products you can use!”. View the article here. “This multiple award winning book provides teens with a quick, easy, and fun way to improve their skills.” Read the rest of the article here. Kirt Manecke is the author ... Read More

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Social skills? Improve them if you want a job, says Harvard University

Social skills are critically important. In the article, “Want a job? Improve your social skills”, new research from Harvard University says social skills are the top factor for getting — and keeping — a job now. With so many people, teens and adults, on computers and cell phones, good social skills are in even more ... Read More

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Former Dragon’s Den star and marketing guru Arlene Dickinson is improving teenage self-esteem in her very inspiring TEDxYouth talk, “The Power of One”, in the video below. Watch it with your teen. Arlene reminds us to dearly value our voices and opinions. Don’t give up your voice to somebody else. Improving Teenage Self-Esteem “The power ... Read More

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Cell phone restaurant etiquette for teens (and adults!)

Cell phone restaurant etiquette training for teens and adults is badly needed. The article “Brush Up on Your Restaurant Cellphone Etiquette (Please!)” from The Food Network cites the article, “Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone,” a recent headline on NPR’s The Salt blog. The post stated that, as NPR put it, “a ... Read More

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Character development for teens: Critical 21st century skills

Character development for teens is paramount and part of the 21st century skills schools are teaching. Good communication skills are among the top skills companies look for when hiring. Employers everywhere are saying that young people lack these critical people skills to be successful on the job. Character Development for Teens: Important 21st Century Skills ... Read More

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Life skills for teens are crucial in order for teenagers to be successful and contributing members of society. When teens don’t learn these essential life skills at home or at school, where can they learn them? Written With Valuable Teen Insight To teach these important life skills for teens, I spent countless hours meeting with ... Read More

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The teen success book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is now available on Amazon.com. Help your teens succeed in school, work, and life. Get your copy today! Teen Success Book Testimonials “Packed from cover to cover a wealth of with indispensable tips… Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ from beginning to ... Read More

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Teenage social development leaves a lot of parents and teachers without any easy to use guides. Help is on the way! Here’s the back cover for my new book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World! My new book is a crash course in teenage social development to ensure teens ... Read More

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Social skills activities for teens: Easy tips and techniques

Social skills activities for teens help kids gain confidence. They learn important life skills. These skills lead to success in school, work, and life. Help teens quickly and easily master these skills! My new book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World will be available in June, 2014. It’s full ... Read More

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