NEW! Recommended Reads Starting With Teen Expert Michael J. Bradley’s Books and Suggestions

Now sharing logical, practical, and compassionate reads on a variety of topics starting August 4, 2017. Happy reading, learning, and sharing!

PARENTS and TEENS

From Michael J. Bradley, When Things Get CRAZY With Your Teen, The Why, The How, and What to Do NOW, McGraw Hill 2008

Below is the list of suggested supplementary reading by Michael J. Bradley from his above book. Note some titles may be repeated because some books are relevant to the more than one topic.

You see, in early adolescence the brain starts major neurological and hormonal renovations from child thinking into adult thinking.

This is a time …

This is the time …

What gets programmed into that awakening brain depends primarily on the world surrounding that brain. And, believe it or not, the most powerful programmer of your kid’s brain, dear parent, is you. The primary way those young brains learn is by observing and modeling the adults around them, most of all their parents. So, for better or for worse, our teenagers are very much a reflection of who we adults are, not what kind of adults we tell our children to become. Page 233

Behavior

Get Out of My Life, but First Could you Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenage, Anthony E. Wolf

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep them Talking to you and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kind Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

Cuss Control: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, James V. O’Connor

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years, David Pruitt and the American Association of child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About The Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids, Barbara Strauch

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes, Mel Levine

Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in a Permissive Culture, Dan Kindlon

Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy, Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley

Health Issues

Understanding Teenage Depression: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management, Maureen Empfield, Nicholas Bakalar

“I’m, Like, So Fat!”Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices in a Weight-Obsessed World, Dianne Newmark-Sztainer

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, James P. Emswiler, Mary Ann Emswiler

Period: A Girl’s Guide, JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen

What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions, Aureen Pinto Wagner Ph.D

Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good, Miriam Adderholdt, Jan Goldberg

What to Do when Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids (What to Do When), Thyomas s. Greenspan

When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury, Merry McVey-Noble, et al

Buttheads: Teens Write About the Perils of Smoking, Youth Communication

Smoking 101: An Overview for Teens (Teen Overviews), Margaret O. Hyde and John F Setaro

Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens, Earl Hipp

Hot Stones and Funny bones: Teens Helping Teens cope with Stress and Anger, Brian Seaward

Homes Issues

Teens and Computers … What’s A Parent to Do? A Basic Guide to Social Networking, Instant Messaging, Chat, Email, Computer Set-Up and More, Donna S. Bast

Crashproof Your Kids: Make Your Teens a Safer, Smarter Driver, Timothy C. Smith

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

Soul Searching: the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

School Issues

Psychology of Academic Cheating, Eric M. Anderman

The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn

Yes, Your Parents ARE Crazy!,Michael J. Bradley

You Can do It: How to Boost Your Child’s Underachievement in School, Michael E. Bernard

Serious Issues

How Long Does it Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families, Cynthia L. Mather

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, James Lock and Daniel le Grange

Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today’s Teens and Preteens, Cynthia Kaplan, Blaise Aguirre, and Michael Rater

Lost and Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory Over Teen Drug Addiction, Christy Crandell

Kids Still Hurting Kids: Talking About Teen Pregnancy, Janet Bode

The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students, Dorrie Williams-Wheeler

How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mulish

The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide for Teens Helping Teens, Richard E. Nelson, Judith c. Galas, and Pamela Espeland

Sex and Dating Issues

But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controling, Abusive Dating Relationships, Jill Murray

Always My Child: A Parent’s guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daugher, Kevin Jennings and Pat Shapiro

Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, Pamela Paul

The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality, Michael J. Basso

Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

 

Social Issues

The Bully, the bullied, and the Bystander: From preschool to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, Barbara Coloroso

Please Stop Laughing At Us: One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Stop Prevent School Bullying, Jodee Blanco

Therapy with Difficult Clients, Fred Hanna

Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day with Smarts and Style, Erika V. Shearin Karres

The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World and Why It Matters for Their Success and Happiness, Kenneth Rubin and Andrea Thompson

The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure, Al Desetta

Peer Pressure: Deal With It Without Losing Your Cool, Elaine Slavens

The Shyness and Social Anxiety, Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears, Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson

Shyness: What It Is, What to do About It, Philip G. Zimbardo

Other Michael J. Bradley Recommended Books

The Primal Teen, Barbara Strauch

Why Do They Act That Way?, David Walsh

Yes, Your Teen in Crazy! Loving Your Kinds Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescent, Patricia Hersch

The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture, Philip Rice and Kim Gale Dolgin

Uncommon Sense for Parents and Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager, Scott Sells

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Michael Riera

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. Mel Levine

Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott

Dilemmas of desire: Teenaged Girls Talk About Sexuality, Deborah L. Tolman

Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

Shared after studying Michael’s book because it helped me to connect the dots to see my personal teen history from a fresh, enlightened, and healed perspective, which I hope does the same for you, whether you have children or not.

As always, be who you really are to live your best life,

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

August 4, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

 

Foundation Versus Social Business Venture for “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” Company

CONNECTING THE DOTS … WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

The company, Connecting The Dots … With The Respect Principle, develops and delivers original intellectual capital in the form of books, products, and services. The for-profit structure and the Connecting The Dots … With The Respect Principle Foundation will enable the company to fulfill its social mandate of helping people free and access more of their potential through education, entertainment, and inspiration, while also demonstrating that doing good can also be self-sustaining.

Here’s the scoop  …

The intent has always been to legalize the company as a for-profit social business venture, available in several of the states in the United States, including California, and later to establish the foundation of the same name as the company, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, in order to transfer the company’s intellectual capital to the foundation upon my death in order for the important work to continue.

Below are more details and the reasoning for the recent decision to instead establish the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Foundation as soon as  feasible.

First, check out http://www.dictionary.com’s definition of a foundation. The applicable definitions to the company foundation are in bold print …

Foundation

1. the basis or groundwork of anything: the moral foundation of both society and religion.

2. the natural or prepared ground or base on which some structure rests.

3. the lowest division of a building, wall, or the like, usually of masonry and partly or wholly below the surface of the ground.

4. the act of founding, setting up, establishing, etc. :a policy in effect since the foundation.

5. the state of being founded

6. an institution financed by a donation or legacy to aid research, education, the arts, etc.:the Ford Foundation.

7. an endowment for such an institution

Following is the definition of a social business venture …

Social Business Venture

A social business venture is a business venture filling a social need.

In Canada, there is no legal distinction between for-profit and non-profit social business ventures because in Canada social business ventures legally must be non-profits organizations.

Why not just be a non-profit organization, especially if the company’s primary goal is “doing good”?

  1. Remaining a for-profit company with its own original books, products, and services will enable the company to be self-sufficient, which also means the company will not be influenced by funding sources, sponsors etc. empowering the company to stay focused on its “doing good” purpose
  2. By remaining a for-profit company, the company keeps all the intellectual property rights created by the company in order to be a profit-generating business that can fund the “do good” purpose
  3. To ensure the company does not just become a private enterprise for profit-making

Is the company incorporated or going to be?

  1. No, the company will not be incorporated in order to maintain all intellectual capital ownership
  2. Instead, a partnership, like many other creative companies, especially film companies, is the preferred choice
  3. To ensure the company does not just become a for-profit private business enterprise for a board of directors and shareholders gain only, nor become a non-profit who would take the ownership of the intellectual capital, robbing the founder from the income for her years of work developing the concept, the intellectual capital, and the company

The new decision to create the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Foundation as soon as feasible results from my ongoing spirituals studies, which for me is Biblical, and which guides me to give away at least 10% of whatever I, and also, whatever the company receives. In order for the company to do so, the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Foundation will be created as soon as possible.

The Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Foundation’s mandate is to use the foundation’s funds to provide the company’s books, products, and services to people and organizations in need but who do not have the financial resources to purchase.

And that’s it. Short, sweet, and simple. Make money to do good.

If you are inclined to want to help make this happen sooner than later, the company is seeking $300,000 for the public launch/presentation, September 21, 2018.

$100,000 of the $300,000 may be secured from a Co-Founder/Business Partner and the rest from anyone who feels compelled to see all people treated as equally valuable … respected … simply for being a life.

First and second year’s forecast available as is the Executive Summary.

Thanks for your interest and hopefully your compassion, wisdom, and support.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

August 3, 2017

 

 

 

Connecting The Dots … With The Respect Principle

Practical Inspiration for Nurturing and Supporting One’s Community

This photo is shows a local initiative by an individual who has this box of free children’s reads at the end of the driveway.

I also recently heard some organization is employing vending machines to provide free books in areas that don’t have libraries or kind individuals as this neighborhood does … both are practical ideas Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle will use to reach out to all people too.

Thanks for the practical inspiration!

August 2, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

Kids Library Box

I, Wisdom …

I don’t know about you, but the first time I heard about this being, I, Wisdom, was in the film, The Shack.

Then today, while going through my morning ritual of opening Joyce Meyer’s Everyday Bible, an amplified version, to see what to ponder on today, the story of I, Wisdom re-entered my life, though personally and in detail.

Proverbs 8:12 reads “I, Wisdom (from God) make prudence my dwelling and I find out knowledge and discretion” and subsequent passages reveal what Wisdom has to help us with in this world.

Interestingly enough, with that reading this morning, the answer I needed about finding an accountant to help me and the company as funds arrive, there was the answer Wisdom provided … the accountant has to not only be guided by accounting principles, but also the Biblical principles of finance, which narrows down my search considerably.

The other qualifier is the accountant has to be knowledgeable about Canada, the United States, and internationally principles/ laws since the company is designed to drive a global initiative.

Of course, thanks also to wealth manager, MF, who yesterday suggested my first priority is finding the right accountant (God employs all kinds of people to help us too), which is why the idea was on my mind last night and the answer was there this morning.

I, Wisdom … so grateful to have you aboard.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

August 1, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

Other Upcoming Opportunities at “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle”

Additionally, on the contract and recruiting horizon are the roles of Editor/Communications Specialist and Information Technology Specialist, both with the potential to grow into management team members.

Also the contract Charles’ Choice production/filming team.

July 31, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

Thank You Smashwords Ebook Buyers!

Love receiving the emailed ebook purchase notifications from Smashwords because of readers purchasing my ebooks during Smashwords July and Winter Sale … ending tomorrow by the way! Thanks so much for bringing more joy to my life … wishing more joy for your life too!

Happy reading!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

July 30, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015

What You Really Want to … Don’t Want to Know … About Teen Brains … From the Experts

You see, in early adolescence the brain starts major neurological and hormonal renovations from child thinking into adult thinking.

This is a time …

This is the time …

What gets programmed into that awakening brain depends primarily on the world surrounding that brain. And, believe it or not, the most powerful programmer of your kid’s brain, dear parent, is you. The primary way those young brains learn is by observing and modeling the adults around them, most of all their parents. So, for better or for worse, our teenagers are very much a reflection of who we adults are, not what kind of adults we tell our children to become. Page 233

Michael J. Bradley, When Things Get CRAZY With Your Teen, The Why, The How, and What to Do NOW, McGraw Hill 2008

Below is the list of suggested supplementary reading by Michael J. Bradley from his above book. Note some titles may be repeated because some books are relevant to the more than one topic.

Behavior

Get Out of My Life, but First Could you Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenage, Anthony E. Wolf

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep them Talking to you and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kind Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

Cuss Control: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, James V. O’Connor

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years, David Pruitt and the American Association of child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About The Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids, Barbara Strauch

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes, Mel Levine

Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in a Permissive Culture, Dan Kindlon

Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy, Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley

Health Issues

Understanding Teenage Depression: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management, Maureen Empfield, Nicholas Bakalar

“I’m, Like, So Fat!”Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices in a Weight-Obsessed World, Dianne Newmark-Sztainer

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, James P. Emswiler, Mary Ann Emswiler

Period: A Girl’s Guide, JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen

What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions, Aureen Pinto Wagner Ph.D.

Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good, Miriam Adderholdt, Jan Goldberg

What to Do when Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids (What to Do When), Thyomas s. Greenspan

When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury, Merry McVey-Noble, et al

Buttheads: Teens Write About the Perils of Smoking, Youth Communication

Smoking 101: An Overview for Teens (Teen Overviews), Margaret O. Hyde and John F Setaro

Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens, Earl Hipp

Hot Stones and Funny bones: Teens Helping Teens cope with Stress and Anger, Brian Seaward

Home Issues

Teens and Computers … What’s A Parent to Do? A Basic Guide to Social Networking, Instant Messaging, Chat, Email, Computer Set-Up and More, Donna S. Bast

Crashproof Your Kids: Make Your Teens a Safer, Smarter Driver, Timothy C. Smith

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying, Michael Riera

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

 Soul Searching: the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Riera

School Issues

Psychology of Academic Cheating, Eric M. Anderman

The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn

Yes, Your Parents ARE Crazy!,Michael J. Bradley

You Can do It: How to Boost Your Child’s Underachievement in School, Michael E. Bernard

Serious Issues

How Long Does it Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families, Cynthia L. Mather

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, James Lock and Daniel le Grange

Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today’s Teens and Preteens, Cynthia Kaplan, Blaise Aguirre, and Michael Rater

Lost and Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory Over Teen Drug Addiction, Christy Crandell

Kids Still Hurting Kids: Talking About Teen Pregnancy, Janet Bode

The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students, Dorrie Williams-Wheeler

How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mulish

The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide for Teens Helping Teens, Richard E. Nelson, Judith c. Galas, and Pamela Espeland

Sex and Dating Issues

But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controling, Abusive Dating Relationships, Jill Murray

Always My Child: A Parent’s guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daugher, Kevin Jennings and Pat Shapiro

Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, Pamela Paul

The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality, Michael J. Basso

Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

Social Issues

The Bully, the bullied, and the Bystander: From preschool to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, Barbara Coloroso

Please Stop Laughing At Us: One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Stop Prevent School Bullying, Jodee Blanco

Therapy with Difficult Clients, Fred Hanna

Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day with Smarts and Style, Erika V. Shearin Karres

The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World and Why It Matters for Their Success and Happiness, Kenneth Rubin and Andrea Thompson

The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure, Al Desetta

Peer Pressure: Deal With It Without Losing Your Cool, Elaine Slavens

The Shyness and Social Anxiety, Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears, Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson

Shyness: What It Is, What to do About It, Philip G. Zimbardo

Other Michael J. Bradley Recommended Books

The Primal Teen, Barbara Strauch

Why Do They Act That Way?, David Walsh

Yes, Your Teen in Crazy! Loving Your Kinds Without Losing Your Mind, Michael J. Bradley

A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescent, Patricia Hersch

The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture, Philip Rice and Kim Gale Dolgin

Uncommon Sense for Parents and Teenagers, Michael Riera

Your Adolescent, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager, Scott Sells

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Michael Riera

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. Mel Levine

Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott

Dilemmas of desire: Teenaged Girls Talk About Sexuality, Deborah L. Tolman

Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp

Shared after studying Michael’s book because it helped me to connect the dots to see my personal teen history from a fresh, enlightened, and healed perspective, which I hope does the same for you, whether you have children or not.

As always, be who you really are to live your best life,

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

July 28, 2017

PRESIDENT   FOUNDER   SPEAKER   AUTHOR   KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2015