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Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens

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Social Skills Activities for Teens

The Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens is the companion guide to the book, Smile & Succeed for Teens. This simple, user friendly guide makes it easy for you to help your young adult comprehend and get the most out of the book Smile & Succeed for Teens. Master social and career skills, job interviews, electronic etiquette, social media dos and don'ts, overcoming stress, volunteering, and much more!

Powerful tips to overcome anxiety and stress. Includes 24 fun social skills activities for teens and career scenarios that you can role-play and practice with your son or daughter to help them succeed. 

NOTE: Make certain you also purchase the book Smile & Succeed for Teens if you have not already as the book works in conjunction with this Parent's Guide. 

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Quick and Easy
This 67-page Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens is packed with 24 fun and interactive activities to ensure young people succeed in school, work and life.

Give Your Teen the Edge
Worried about your teen’s lack of confidence, and social and career skills? Discover how to build your young adult's resilience to launch them toward success.

  • Does your teen struggle in conversation with adults?
  • Are they addicted to their electronics?
  • Are you concerned they don’t have the skills to find and keep a job?
  • Do they lack social skills? 

Award-winning author Kirt Manecke has trained and employed teens. And now he’s sharing his insightful techniques to help you prepare your teen for future success.

Social Skills Activities for Teens Made Easy
The Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens will help you work with your tween, teen or young adult to grow their self-confidence and connections with other people. Whether your son or daughter is outgoing or introverted, the entertaining activities and engaging role-playing techniques will give them the boost they need to prepare for the working world.

With the help of this feature-filled parent's guide, you’ll once and for all reveal your young adult’s true potential. 

You’ll discover how to help your teen:

  • Quickly and easily master fundamental social skills to boost confidence and self-esteem
  • Master important career skills to succeed in a job or career
  • Communicate effectively with adults and get positive results
  • Improve electronic etiquette to gain respect
  • Master social media dos and don'ts
  • Feel relaxed and centered through interactive activities you enjoy together
  • Overcome stress and crippling anxiety to feel happier and less anxious
  • Become an effective volunteer
  • Learn important job skills to make customers happy and employers smile
  • Master customer service, sales and fundraising skills
  • Ace job interviews to build a career they love, and much, much more!

The Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens is an empowering guidebook that encourages independence and a lifetime of happiness. If you like upbeat advice, effective exercises, and practical ideas that work, then you’ll love this essential parenting resource.

Buy the Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens to put your teen on the path to success today!

"Enter your Secret Weapon to help Teens Master Job Interviews and Get the Job. This Parent’s Guide is a must-have secret weapon to help your teen or young adult master job interviews and get, and keep, a job. The “Mock Job Interview” role-playing activities are very effective for building confidence and competency with all-important interviewing skills. Any teen who masters these skills will separate themselves from the competition and become a rising star in any job the undertake or business they start. Get this Parent’s Guide, have fun working through the exercises with your teen, and watch them transform into confident, competent and successful adults."

-Colleen K., Online Review

"Must-Have Resource for Teachers & Parents! A large part of my job as an educational consultant is collaborating with teachers and students on executive functioning strategies. It's a challenge to find books that are reader friendly, and provide strategies that are easily implemented. I love this book! It's fun and easy to understand. It provides great strategies for building the practical life skills teens need for social and professional success. The authors did a wonderful job of considering the small, yet very important, skills teens need to learn; such as smiling or how to answer the telephone. I recommend this book so frequently that I've incorporated it into the resource section of my professional development presentations. A must-have resource for parents, teachers, or students on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD!"

-Online review

"Great Resource for Parents with Teens of All Ages! Our financial firm gives the parent guide and the Smile & Succeed for Teens book as gifts to clients with teenage children, and so far, the response has been great! They like that the content is very valuable, no matter what career path the teen ends up going down, and they like that these books teach teens everyday skills, such as how to interview or give a proper handshake. Overall, we highly recommend this book to any parents that want to give their children an extra edge above the competition, as it is sure to teach several important lessons through one quick, easy read!"

-Melissa R., Online review

"The Parent’s Guide for the Smile & Succeed for Teens book is a quick read and the graphics make it fun and interactive – I especially like the dress for success section. The book also includes tons of details to help teens get through their hard years. The guide includes things I wish I had had all in one place when I was at that stage in my life. Although the entire guide holds important activities and information, there are certain sections I found that would be most beneficial to a teen: the sample resume with an additional link for more samples, the professional electronic etiquette section (especially with the increasing use of digital platforms), as well as the social media tips! I definitely recommend Kirt Manecke’s Parent’s Guide. It would be a great resource for anyone trying to guide teens to succeed whether it is in school, at work, or at life in general."
-Nikkole Wyrabkiewicz

"The Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens is a great resource for parents to use to help prepare their young adult for a job interview, and to help them master job skills to excel at work. Many young people, especially those with autism and other special needs, learn best by doing. The role-playing exercises in this parent’s guide are especially effective. The sections on people skills, cell phone and social media etiquette, and overcoming stress and anxiety were especially helpful."

-Online review

"Purchase this book now!! It will make a difference! As an educator and former Principal, The Parent’s Guide for “Smile & Succeed for Teens” provides an extra level of support for the student. When followed, the parent guide will increase deep communication in the family setting. With the many distractions facing young people today, parents need every tool possible to help their children mature and find success in life. Please do not hesitate, purchase the parents guide as soon as possible. Dee Ann Stricklett, owner of Learn and Lead One"

-Dee Ann Stricklett


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