Family  Forum

The word "legacy" brings with it the concept of generations.  Those generations that will inherit, be responsible for and we hope will continue investing their lives, talent and character to continue the work we  passed on.  

Preparing our children for the future seldom is a straight line.  It is seldom without serious challenges both to them and ourselves as parents.  Parenting is not for cowards and parents who value legacy invest in and prepare their children for the future.  

In 1994 when I moved to Redmond, Washington, I was raising three children.  I was consulting at Microsoft and many of the other early technology companies in the Seattle area.  Many had young growing families that attended the same schools as my children.  As these children grew into their teen years, I started receiving calls from my clients to ask for resources and help for their teens.  

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I discovered that many of my personal advisory clients wanted to talk about being parents and problems with their children.  They were successful in their professional lives but struggled with their relationships and raising their teens and young adult children.  Giving them big homes, cars, vacations, credit cards, educational consultants, therapists and believing money would keep them close and keep them on the pathway to a successful life, did not necessarily work.  

I started hearing the hearts of my clients in anguish.  The could not understand how a teen with $100K car, who was popular and did well in class would kill themselves or commit felonies.  How they could run away from home and be found performing sex acts for heroin a thousand miles away.  Everything they were doing to provide the very best, their hopes for an amazing future was a horrid mess.

I decided to provide not only a personal advisory service with the highest level of confidentiality but also an in-home concierge service that included: interventions, psychiatrists, therapists, substance abuse testing, detox, educational consulting, legal referrals and life coaching provided by young healthy adults.  I called it Teen Discovery.

I invite you to visit the Teen Discovery website and see what we offer and our world class professionals.  And remember, we come to you.

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. —Billy Graham"
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