Changes. Challenges. Pressures. Responsibilities. Teens and young adults need life skills and solid leadership foundation to succeed and thrive. Parents can help them by giving them wings, not strings (which tie them down). "Wings are the things we do to prepare our children to be secure, confident, and independent adults, who will live with integrity and impact. We empower our kids when we train them with strong internal guiding principles and give them freedom, opportunity, and accountability to apply those principles according to their unique style and interests. Picture an eagle--it can soar to the heights. It is free to explore high and far and to navigate the turbulence that life often brings." (p. 13) I highly recommend this excellent parenting guide!
"They tell us of the growing issues with this younger generation: disrespect for authority, lack of social skills, apathy, and an entitlement mentality." (p. 16)
"Parents have a special opportunity to help their children identify what brings them joy, fulfillment, and inspiration. Understanding our talents and showing the different ways they can be used is an inspirational and motivational gift we can all give our children." (p. 40)
"The gifts of preparation, empowerment, and belief are priceless to our children." (p. 50)
"Our expectations of our kids can have a huge impact on them, both good and bad. Good, in that we (hopefully) inspire them to excellence and give them a compelling vision for life. Bad, on the other hand, when our expectations violate their unique designs and create discouragement and resentment." (p. 88)
~I received a free copy of this book from Icon Media Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.