Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World

an inspirational guidebook to help parents and their teens prepare for the milestone launch into adulthood.

Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World

Few transitions bring as much joy, tears, and anxiety to parents as when their children leave home and begin life on their own. During this season of change, our children are expressing their independence, facing major pressures and decisions, and seemingly pushing their parents away in favor of other voices.  Many parents of teens describe feeling isolated, ill-equipped, and under-prepared, with questions like these keeping them awake at night:

  • Have we taught them everything they need to know?
  • Will they make good decisions and stay true to the values we hold dear?
  • Will they be happy and successful?
  • How will our relationship change?
  • Are we ready?


In response to this overwhelming need, authors Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence wrote
 Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World as a comprehensive guide for today’s parents to develop tomorrow’s successful adults. It is designed to inspire, equip, and encourage parents with proven principles and innovative strategies to confidently navigate the teen years, particularly in that pivotal period leading up to the “launch.” It also offers the invaluable, real-world perspectives from employers and educators who work with young adults.