To Anyone Who Know or Cares About a Teenager

I’m really excited about a new book that effectively teaches empowerment to our youth. Youth today often struggle with low self-esteem, bullies, or just living up to their potential in schoolwork, athletics, or music. You know your child has unlimited potential. Too often they cannot see within themselves what you see. You can help that teenager you care about with the breakthrough book, Your Superpowers.

My friend Steve Gardner has worked with thousands of teenagers on three continents. He has taught honor students, students with special needs, and regular classrooms full of high schoolers. He has worked as a councilor for youth. He inspires greatness wherever he goes. He is a currently a motivational speaker and his Superpowers Conferences help teens and pre-teens awaken to their true, divine potential. Now his book is on the verge of becoming an bestseller.


This is really an incredible opportunity, this book can connect with youth in ways that parents and teachers often can’t.

Check out what others have said about the book:

“Your Superpowers is a great primer to teach your children how to use the natural powers they have to create the life that they want.” – Jack Canfield, featured in the movie “The Secret”

“Your Superpowers is truly transformational– alive with possibility, passion, and inspiration! There is something special in your child just waiting to come out! your Superpowers will help you ignite that magic!” – Brian Biro, America’s Breakthrough Coach and author of “Beyond Success”


Kindergarten Cop (Coming to a School Near You?)

This is a follow-up to a previous post on why I home school.

When my sixth child Bethany turned 5, she really wanted to try Kindergarten like her friends, even though we were already well established into home schooling some of her older siblings. I knew it meant a lot to her, so I consented.

That year, our family spent a lot of time out and about, exploring, conducting seminars, and doing lots of activities together.

Once, when I went to pick up my 5-year old from school, I stopped and the office and informed them that she was going to be gone again – we were heading out of town and I wanted to make sure they knew it should be excused.

The office assistant pulled up her record and said, “Uh, you know she’s already missed 9 days?” I nodded, “Yeah. So that’s why I wanted to make sure you knew this ahead of time, so we could get whatever work we’d need her to do while she’s gone.”

The woman said, “Well, you know she can’t miss more than 18 days during the year, or she won’t advance?”

“Right, which is why I wanted to let you know, so we could make sure it’s okay.”

“Have you received a visit from a police officer yet?”


“Well, if your child misses 8 (?) classes during any one semester, you’re going to get a visit from an officer…”

“But they’re excused…”

“That doesn’t matter.”

“Well, then who do I need to talk to, to get this approved, so we don’t have to have an officer visit??”

“You’ll have to talk to the head truancy officer at the district.”

(Remember, this girl is in Kindergarten.)

So I looked him up, told him the situation, and explained that we were going to be going on another family outing, so I could do whatever I needed to do to get this excused.

He said, “Have you had a visit from a police officer yet?”

Oh, mercy.

“No, I haven’t, and I was hoping to get this worked out so we could avoid that.”

I went on to explain that I homeschool my other children, and what we were doing, and why we kept pulling her out for different activities.

Finally he said, “You know what? If you get a visit, just explain what you’ve told me. It’ll be fine. I wish EVERY child in the district had a family like yours.”