As parents and educators, we believe there’s another way to prepare our kids for the future. Drawing on the lessons from Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life, Prepared Parents offers caretakers tips, activities and resources to help foster skills like self-direction, collaboration, and reflection in their children.
In Prepared, author Diane Tavenner shares her journey as an educator, mother, and leader of one of America’s most innovative public-school networks. She gives parents a roadmap to prepare their children to succeed in college, thrive in today’s workplace, and lead secure and fulfilled lives.
Executive Director of Prepared Parents
At the end of the day, I want my kids to be good human beings. I want them to know who they are, what they care about, and how to chase after it. And, I believe all children deserve that opportunity.
Parents spend countless hours helping their children learn to say their first word, take their first step, and read their first book. But when it comes to helping them make good decisions and become independent adults, the path isn’t always clear.
The Prepared approach helps kids build skills through real-world learning, self direction, positive relationships, and collaboration. We take common parenting situations and — based on leading psychology and research and learnings from nearly two decades of working with thousands of students — offer actionable activities, tips, and tools parents can build into their daily life.
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