Everyday, teens from all walks of life have to make choices. Many of these choices can have long reaching outcomes, both positive and negative. Over the past 20 years of coaching, mentoring and teaching teens, Dave has seen many teens become happy and successful despite significant adversity, while others, from more positive environments flounder and are swept off a successful course in life. Successful teenagers have certain character traits and habits. In My Wish: Don t Get Swept Away As A Teen Boon describes, through his own experiences and real life stories, the skills necessary to overcome challenges, to make good decisions and how to succeed as a teen today. As Dave explains in the Preface --- My calling in life is to save kids lives. I cannot stand to lose a kid to drugs, alcohol or crime and it hurts me to my very soul to see young people not reach their full potential in life. I work with at risk youth, but show me a youth that is not at risk in today's world! I prefer to say that I work with children and teens with unmet potential. I have only one goal through my presentations at schools, my web site, this book, and my interaction with kids on a daily basis. That goal, my purpose in life, my wish, is to help teens and young adults discover their gifts and their direction in life. I want each and every one of them to become a healthy, happy, and productive member of our world. I don t want them to get swept away by drugs, alcohol or negative associations. That is why I wrote this book. That is my purpose that is my wish!
My Wish: Don t Get Swept Away As A Teen chapter titles include: Swept Away in an Avalanche Show the World: Dreams Do Come True The Power of Associations: Your Peers and Friends The Good and the Bad Ones Choices: They re All Up to You Mentors: The Power of Associations Never, Never, Never Give Up: Keep On Keepin On Watch Your RAS: Programming Your Mind's Search Engine Leadership Is Not Just For Adults Making a Difference: You re Only a Teen, What Difference Can You Make? For Parents Only