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Danette Makaila’s Message to Teens: “Be Yourself!”

March 5, 2016

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Danette Makaila’s Message to Teens:  “Be Yourself!”

Parents!  I am super delighted to share this outstanding event in the life of Danette Makaila.  You may recall I wrote about her in an earlier blog post about Teens with Dreams!  Danette is now featured on BET’s “29 People You Should Know!” 

I encourage you to have your son or daughter watch Danette’s video.  Below the video, I’ve pulled some highlights from her “Message to Teens & Kids!”

CLICK HERE FOR DANETTE’S VIDEO:

In September 2015, I wrote a series of blog posts about Teens with Dreams!  In one blog I introduced you to Danette Makaila, the 17 year-old CEO of Danette Makaila International.  At the time she was a fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, national Speaker, Actress and twice-published Author.  I described Danette as a “Girl on Fire!”

Today, I am ecstatic to report that the “Girl on Fire!” has continued to pursue her Dreams and Passions.  She has also expanded her “Message to Teens & Kids!” in three significant and powerful statements.  In her own Words…

  1. All teens and kids have the potential and power to achieve their Dreams … Right NOW!
  2. Be Yourself! Know this:  Everyone is unique! YOU bring your own Light to different things. So any way you do it … IS the perfect way for You!
  3. “Color the World with YOU!” is my personal Mantra.  It is also a 2016 Movement. It means you defy the “Norm” and will … Do Things Your Own Way!

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Celebrating Parents – The Wind Beneath Teen Wings

September 17, 2015

“The Parental Grapevine!”

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Celebrating Parents – The “Wind” Beneath Teen Wings!”

In last week’s blog I wrote the following about “Teens with Dreams!”

“I believe the more we celebrate our young people … the more inspired, motivated and positively challenged they will be to believe in their Dreams and in their ability to manifest them. I also believe the “Teens with Dreams!” series will help parents function more effectively as the Wind beneath the Wings of their teenagers who have Dreams.

I want us to begin celebrating the Wind beneath the Wings of “Teens with Dreams!” So today we focus on the Parent of Danette MaKaila … Dr. Linette Montae. You will recall from last week that Danette is the 17 year-old CEO of her company.  Dr. Montae is on my radar this week because she is the Wind beneath her daughter’s Wings in creating a thriving successful business. read more …

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The “Living Large” Dreams of Teenagers! (Part 1)

September 6, 2015

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

  Malbec Grapes

The “Living Large” DREAMS of Teenagers!  (Part 1)

Does your teenager have a Dream? Do you know what it is?

Are you trying to get your teen to “tweak” that Dream … because YOU know it would be so much better if he or she just changed a few little things?

Are you giving instructions on how your teen should GO AFTER his or her Dream?

Do you …

STOP IT!

LEAVE YOUR TEENAGER’S DREAM ALONE!

Let’s allow our teens to “hold” the Dream in their Imagination … until it is so big and bright and beautiful … that they are compelled to chase it down and make it their own.

Let’s allow our teens to “breathe life” into their Dream … without us trying to give their Dream “mouth-to-mouth resuscitation” … because WE think they won’t do enough to keep the Dream alive. read more …

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