Preparing Kids to Launch in Life: Confident, Capable, and Kind

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The Cathermans are passionate about building up the next generation by investing in mentoring relationships to enhance their skills, character, confidence and abilities. Together they founded and direct the 1M Mentoring Foundation.

Their expertise is sought out nationally by educators, parents, youth leaders, and mentors.


Tools for teens and the mentors who guide them


“This book gets rave reviews from my 12-year-old daughter in 7th grade. It has a really fun format…broken down into many categories (gossip, body odor, swearing, mean girls, detention, etc), each page explains the category in a fun, easy to read way with very cute illustrations to demonstrate ‘do this’ and ‘not that’.”

Amanda, Girls’ Guide to Conquering Middle School

“The book offers sound, practical advice on how decent guys should conduct themselves, on a wide range of topics. I wish I had read it when I was a young teen. I highly recommend this book to parents and grandparents to give to their grandsons!”

John, The Manual to Manhood

Less Transition Stress. More Student Success.

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Are you a youth leader, educator, mentor, or parent? Connect with the Cathermans about speaking at your upcoming event.

Raising Them Ready, Podcast for Parents

A podcast for all parents, grandparents, and guardians raising kids ages 2 to 22. Join family man, career sociologist, and bestselling author Jonathan Catherman for relatable and highly relevant conversations about parenting in ways that raise confident, capable, and kind kids. You will be enriched, educated, and entertained as Jonathan and his guests discuss practical age-and-ability-appropriate ways to prepare your kids to launch and thrive in the everyday demands of life.


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