Did you know that the estimated cost of raising a child from birth to the age of 18 for a middle-income family in the United States averaged $226,920 in 2010? That shocking figure of nearly a quarter million dollars only covers the basics! It doesn't even include college expenses.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual report, the cost of raising a child has skyrocketed almost 40% just over the last decade (as written in CNN Money, September 21, 2011).
Now that you know how much you are investing in raising your child, doesn't it make sense to make sure your investment pays off, not just for you, but for your teen's future success?
Let's work together to make that happen.
What we offer at our Thunder Teen camps is the chance for your teen to take the challenge, have fun, and step onto a path of success in all life's arenas.
Why the name Thunder Teen?
In nature, according to Native American teaching, thunder has the ability to give or take life. What that means for you is that your teens, once they have taken our course, will have the ability to end the life of what is holding them back and give life to the ideas and actions which lead to their success.
Our innovative program is for every teenager.
Your teen will learn about leadership; how to gain confidence in all areas; how to release blockages, pain and frustrations; how to make sound decisions; how to choose the right circle of friends; how to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; how to work with a mentor; and what team work is all about (on and off the field). Your teens will learn respect for themselves and others and what it truly means to be part of a family.
Some of the areas we cover include:
Ø Effective Communication & Understanding
Ø Successful Decision Making
Ø How to Make The Right Choices
Our trainers have a combined background of over 70 years of working with teens using a mix of techniques and processes that our years of experience and study have formed. We continue to refine our skills and will ensure that your teen has the tools for a successful future.
Not only are the tools and activities that we use at our 5-day camps different from other programs, but we share those tools with you, the parents, so that you and your teen can continue the process at home.
We also provide follow-up with our Thunder Teens and parents 30 days after the completion of the program. As part of our continued supportive relationship, we are available to help you and your teen stay on track for success.
All of this is included in the one-time fee for your teen being at our 5-day camp. It's been our experience, there is nothing more frustrating than sending your child to a program that has no follow-up, that charges additional money for those follow-up steps, or contains unannounced costs.
So, we eliminated that frustration and include follow-up as part of our camp program.
We believe in our program, we believe in you, and we believe in your teen.
We are committed to your and your teen's success.
Our lead trainer and president, Daniel "Hawk" Moon, MA, MBA, PhD, has been and is still today the parent of teenagers. He understands that a big part of our responsibility is to give our children the tools they need for success. The 'catch' to this is that, as parents, we only have the tools we know or that have been handed down to us. In this ever changing world, often that is not enough. "A smart person knows what they don't know and finds the answers."
If we want to protect our health, we go to a health care professional; if we want our automobile to be in top running condition, we take it to a trusted auto mechanic; if we want to improve our sport performance, we find a skilled coach of that sport; or if we want our child to learn to dance, we take them to a dance teacher. It makes sense that if we want to protect and enhance our child-raising investment and have our teens succeed, we take them to the experts.
Protect your Investment
Empower Yourself! Empower Your Teen!
Take the Challenge!
Invest in your Teen's Success!
Sign your Teen up for a Thunder Teen
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