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Technology Is Stopping Communication

Have you noticed the way kids are constantly staring at their cell phones? They spend more time looking at that little screen than engaging with each other, face to face. The technology created to enhance personal communication is actually blocking it.
Success in Life Depends on Communication

Social skills are the top factor in getting a job, according to Harvard University. Is your teen prepared? Smile & Succeed for Teens is an attention-grabbing crash course in SOCIAL and JOB skills that helps teens get better grades, develop meaningful relationships with parents and peers, and find (or even create) a fulfilling career. For middle- and high-school-aged kids, 12+.
(Discounts applied at check out for orders of 50+ books. Buy in BULK and SAVE. See bulk sales pricing near bottom of this page)​

 Price: $9.95

Key Takeaways for Teens Include:

• How to land a job (and keep it!)
• The important life skills your first job can teach you
• The many benefits of volunteering
• How to handle stress
• Job skills that make you stand out
• What colleges are looking for in applicants, and a lot more.


-Mom's Choice Gold Award honoring excellence in family friendly products
-Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom
-IP Gold Award recognizing excellence


​From the 2017 Study "Teen Reading in the Digital Era"

"​“70% of study participants say they read for pleasure at least weekly, with 50% claiming to read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily.”

And because the Bureau of Labor Statistics says teens may read for pleasure as little as six minutes per day, Direct, concise with no wasted words, Smile & Succeed for Teens is structured to be read in small doses. It was written with teen reading habits and preferences in mind.

Check out this excerpt from the book


Teens Are Reading—and Loving—“Smile & Succeed for Teens”!

Why? Because they helped write it! As any parent or teacher will tell you, in order to get through to a teenager, you have to grab—and hold—their attention. Smile & Succeed for Teens was written with the help of teens to make sure it would capture their interest, and keep them reading.

Short Video Book Trailer (1 minute, 20 seconds)

Short Video Book Trailer
A quick overview of Smile & Succeed for Teens presented by the author, Kirt Manecke.

Perfect for teens who are:
·  looking for a job
·  already working
·  planning to start their own business
·  looking to volunteer
·  applying to colleges
·   not yet clear on a career path. 
Smile & Succeed for Teens can be read cover to cover, but it also serves as an effective quick-reference guide for kids with an ultra-short attention span. Teens can use the book like a dictionary or encyclopedia, finding the topic they need help with in the Table of Contents, and going directly to that section of the book.
Teens won't only walk away with information. They will walk away with a step-by-step process for applying what they’ve learned.
Make a great first impression!

    • Teens seeking to improve social skills, self-esteem and confidence
    • Teens who are shy
    • Teens looking for a job, voluntering or who want to jump start their career
    • Teens working in jobs such as fast food, restaurants, retail, or other businesses
    • Teens who are self-employed or who would like to start their own business
    • Teens applying to college
    • Teens with autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and other special needs
    • Teachers, including special education teachers, social workers, psychologists and counselors
    • Parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other caring adults working with teens as they navigate through some of the most challenging transitions they will ever face
    • Employers employing teens
    • Nonprofit volunteer managers and coordinators
    • Church and other youth group leaders
    • Teens and young adults in transition programs
    • Teens in CTE, character education and 21st Century Skills programs
    • Teachers teaching emotional intelligence and their students
    • Vocational rehabilitation students-teens and young adults
    • Homeschool teachers and students


100% No-Risk Money Back Guarantee!

You are fully protected by our 100% No-Risk Double-Guarantee. If you don’t like Smile & Succeed for Teens over the next 14 days, then we will happily refund 100% of your money.
No questions asked.


Temple Grandin, world-renowned autism spokesperson and professor at Colorado State University, called Kirt the same day she read his book Smile & Succeed for Teens. Temple urged Kirt to use her testimonial to get his book out to all teens and adults to lower the unemployment rate. This is her testimonial:
"Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work."
--TEMPLE GRANDIN, Author, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain, TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

(Have you watched the Emmy award-winning movie "Temple Grandin" starring Claire Danes? It's a must-see!)


social-skills-for-teenagersEasily Fits into Your Current Curriculum
The perfect supplement book.
Lexile: 720L
Learn about the Classroom Packs.


  • Toledo Public Schools (purchased 2,000 books)
  • Huron Valley School District
  • Western Michigan University
  • Lakeland High School
  • Hartland High School
  • Oakland ISD/Oakland Schools
  • Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek
  • Washtenaw ISD Special Education
  • Lapeer County ISD Career Education
  • Summit Academy
  • Lincoln Education Center
  • EHOVE Career Center-Job Placement
  • Dunckel Middle School
  • Pettisville Schools
  • Our Lady of the Lakes Middle School
  • Muir Middle School
  • White Lake Middle School
  • Second Chance Academy
  • St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency Special Education Classes
  • West Side School District
  • Faytette County Public Schools
  • Farmington Alternative High School
  • Garrett-Keyser-Butler CSD
  • Lake Country School District
  • Mcpherson Middle School
  • Columbiana County Opportunity School
  • AIM High School
  • Warren Career Preparation Center
  • Silverado High School
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  • Crestwood High School
  • Mumford High School
  • Van Buren Public Schools
  • Susquehannock High School
  • San Mateo County Office of Education
  • North Mahaska Schools
  • Swartz Creek Community Schools
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School
  • Sylvania Public Schools
  • Hillcrest High School
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Business Careers High School
  • Worcester Technical
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Parker Woods Montessori
  • Brookview Elementary School
  • Susquehannock High School
  • St. Michael Special School
  • Payson High School
  • Annapolis High School
  • ​Hardin County Schools
  • Thomas More College
  • Duluth East High School
  • Saranac Lake CSD
  • Glendale Community College
  • Yavapai Accommodation School District #99
  • Delaware County ISD
  • Transition and Supported Employment, Services for the Blind,
    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Many, many more.

Teaching Guide

For middle and high school teachers, special education teachers, autism centers, church and other youth groups, and more. Learn about the Teaching Guide

FREE PDF Teaching Guide with your purchase of a classroom pack(s).


    Also available in eBook format for Kindle, Nook and iPad, iPhone or iPod touch (with free Kindle app).

    Buy Smile & Succeed for Teens in Bulk and SAVE! 
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    The audio book for Smile & Succeed for Teens is available on Amazon Audible

Giving Back, Investing in a Better World


1% of the sales of Smile & Succeed for Teens is donated to animal welfare.


Smile & Succeed for Teens is printed on FSC certified paper.

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