There's a lot a guy needs to know as he grows up and makes his way in the world. And a lot of it, he wouldn't necessarily want to have to ask about because then, well, people would know he didn't know what he was doing! For all the guys out there who want to have it all together, Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know, including how to · wear cologne correctly · manage a credit card · talk to a girl · plan a date · write a résumé · ask for a reference · clean a bathroom · throw a football · change a tire · behave during a traffic stop · fold a shirt · tie a tie · grill a steak · clear a sink drain · find a stud in a wall In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident men. With great illustrations and a supporting website, this all-in-one reference tool for young men in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.
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Weekly activities guide for MEN IN THE MAKING Clubs. Each activity focuses on character and life skills development in youth. The Mentor Activity Guide provides mentors with step-by-step instructions for group mentoring written to include one or more of the How To guides in The Manual To Manhood book. Weekly activities include the themes of Social Skills & Manners, Clothes & Style, Grooming & Personal Hygiene, Wealth & Money Management, Tools & Fix It, Volunteering, Work & Ethics, and Girls & Dating. Once a quarter mentors can participate in a 1M Mentoring Foundation sponsored, university conducted, Teaching and Learning Outcomes Impact Study to assess data about the club member's attendance, discipline, academic growth, and engagement.
The question that 90% of men ask themselves is, Who Am I? What's my purpose? Why is life so complicated? Today's men are generationally programmed to be emotionally dysfunctional. No matter your profession or financial backing, the foundation to which you stand on is simply your manhood. The world says "Show no emotions man, fight back man, hold your head up man," and by doing so now you're a man. What happens after you realize that the manhood you identify yourself as has to lead you astray. So many of our young men embrace society's version of manhood or one adopted from their environment. It's hard modeling your very existence of being a man when you weren't exposed to any positive men or the proper life models. Author Gerald L Davis Jr, speaks on his life experiences. As a writer, podcaster, philanthropists, and advocate for all things positive, he was once that man. That man being misled by his peers, grabbing onto anything that gave him a reason, or validity. Although he never joined a gang, he was in close affiliation with known gang members, and almost succumbed to a life of drugs and crime. Life has a way of showing you your purpose, and it will take you down the long road of hardship, pain, struggle, and failure just so you can detour others on their path to finding self. He's a proud father of 5 beautiful kids, so living by example is the main purpose for him now. "Tell the world what you will do, but first show it"
The transition from elementary school to middle school can be particularly difficult for boys. Too big to be little and too little to be big, they face the perfect storm of changing bodies, rushing hormones, and learning challenges. They may now begin to struggle with grades, behavior, and relationships with family and friends. Boys are often frustrated and embarrassed by trying to figure out on their own what to do and what not to do in this new environment with new expectations. Jonathan Catherman and his two sons--one current and one former middle schooler--offer boys ages ten to twelve the practical help they need to make the move to middle school as painlessly as possible. The "do this, not that" format covers a hundred relevant topics and situations middle school boys will face, including school lockers, bullies, test taking, cell phone use, homework, gossip, leadership, respect, sports, and many more.
It's cliché to say today's adults hope the best for the next generation, yet fear the worst. As the gap between generations widens and our shared experiences dwindle, adults find it increasingly difficult to connect with and remain relevant to today's young people. So the question is, what values can we pass on that will help them to become the next great generation? And how do we communicate those values effectively? In this paradigm-shifting book, Jonathan Catherman shares with adults raised in the 1900s a fresh look at guiding 21st-century youth to become confident and capable adults. With relevant research and real-world examples, Catherman shows us the benefits of practicing and teaching four principles that will unite and empower us all: - build bridges between generations - transform raw talent into valued strengths - practice stewardship before leadership - live with purpose Whether the emerging generation knows it or not, they need you. Their greatness tomorrow begins with your guidance today.
The transition from elementary school to middle school skirts the borders of traumatic for many girls. Their bodies are changing, their moods are shifting, their friendships are tested, and boys can become a big distraction. Girls may begin to struggle with grades, behavior, and relationships with family and friends. How do they know what to do and what not to do in this new environment with new expectations? Erica and Jonathan Catherman offer girls ages ten to twelve the practical help they need to make the move to middle school as painless as possible. The "do this, not that" format covers a hundred relevant topics and situations middle school girls will face, including the first day, bullies, test taking, cell phone use, homework, gossip, leadership, respect, sports, PDA, and many more.
There's a lot a girl needs to know as she grows up and makes her way in the world. Having a reference guide of practical how-to life skills and character traits can empower her to become a confident and capable woman. Coauthors Erica and Jonathan Catherman offer this collection of step-by-step instructions on 100 things girls need to succeed, including how to - introduce yourself - change a flat tire - respectfully break up with a guy - leave a tip - apply for a job - ask for a promotion - behave during a police stop - create a personal budget - calculate square footage - wash your face - clear a clogged drain - iron a shirt - wear a scarf - shoot a basketball - sharpen kitchen knives - and much more In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident women. With great illustrations and sidebars of advice from world-class experts, this all-in-one reference tool for young women in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.
Today's young people stand on the brink of unprecedented opportunity and influence. The problem is, many feel misunderstood and dismissed by older generations. Frustrated, they seek answers for how they can effectively influence change in the world when the gaps between generations grow wider and our shared experiences fewer. They want to make a difference, and they remain open to influence from adults who are willing to help them learn what they'll need to succeed. With energy and unique expertise, Jonathan Catherman assures the next generation that their influence will come--with practice. Through relevant examples and clear applications, he shows youth from high school into emerging adulthood how to build bridges between generations, practice stewardship before leadership, transform raw talents into valued strengths, and live with purpose. By doing so, they can make a difference, do even better than their parents, and become the next great generation.
Weekly activities guide for WOMEN IN THE MAKING Clubs. Each activity focuses on character and life skills development in youth. The Mentor Activity Guide provides mentors with step-by-step instructions for group mentoring written to include one or more of the How To guides in The Girls' Guide To Conquering Life book. Weekly activities include the themes of Social Skills & Manners, Clothes & Fashion, Health & Beauty, Wealth & Money Management, Tools & Fix It, Volunteering, Work & Ethics, and Guys & Dating. Once a quarter mentors can participate in a 1M Mentoring Foundation sponsored, university conducted ,Teaching and Learning Outcomes Impact Study to assess data about the club member's attendance, discipline, academic growth, and engagement.
The MANUAL is an inspirational memoir of positive change. A man's journey of life lessons. Sean M. Flynn chronicles his experiences from a streetwise, adventurous adolescent on the vivid streets of South Side Chicago to a doting son, devoted father, committed brother, uncle, and God-fearing Christian. THE MANUAL identifies the key attributes that every minority male must balance in order to become a REAL man. Its a very honest and relatable story that accurately depicts life in the harsh inner city. THE MANUAL narrates that manhood is not about the conquest of women, producing babies, or even making a lot of money. THE MANUAL teaches everyone--regardless of age, gender or race--that REAL manhood is first and foremost about seeking a perfect union with God and living one's life in accordance with Godly principles. THE MANUAL is a blueprint for living a life of peace and prosperity for one's self, one's family, and one's community. Its an essential guideline for growing from a boy to a man