HeyJosh: How do I deal with being labeled?
LosAngeles, CA. (PRWEB) October 20, 2009
By next year, the US Census Bureau estimates that there will be at least 30,000,000 children in the United States between the ages of 13 and 19. With education funding in jeopardy around the country and more than 50% of marriages ending in divorce, parents, teachers, and other adults often struggle to meet the rising challenge of nurturing today's teenagers to be happy, healthy, and productive adults.
Josh Shipp has spent the last 10 years giving advice to teenagers through various mediums, including TV appearances, speaking engagements, and online interaction. He's the host of the new TV show Jump Shipp and his book, The Teen's Guide to World Domination (St. Martins Press) is due to hit shelves in 2010. His ability to relate with teens and engage them towards positive behavior is unmatched in the world today. Josh has spoken to millions of teenagers around the world and has won the respect of Harvard University, Stanford, UCLA, MTV, CNN, and FOX. Now he's giving away his secrets, strategies, and techniques to parents for free at his website for adults: http://grownups.heyjosh.com.
Also, on October 21, 2009, at 3pm EST, Josh will release his first ever development program for adults and teens. The program, entitled "HeyJosh: How do I deal with being labeled?" (or "Identity" for short), is a interactive teen self-help program unlike anything else on the market. Combining video with audio CDs, data resource CDs, and two separate 32-page guide books for both the "grown-up" and the teen, this immersive exploration of the issue of identity engages adults and teenagers to work together while giving them autonomy to think on their own.
The program taps into Josh's unique expertise to engage and inform both teens and adults, helping each to understand the other better and find common ground for communication.
His approach breaks the mold by rejecting the premise that teen behaviors and attitudes need "fixing" or modification. Instead, the "Identity" system looks beneath these "whats" to address the "why"--the core issue for not only teens, but all age groups: their sense of identity.
"The topic of identity is very, very personal for me. For me, I had a pretty rough childhood, which started to creep into my teenage years, which, frankly, at times were very, very miserable. You see, because of my past, growing up in foster care, the abuse, the neglect, the hurt that I experienced…I allowed that to label me. I allowed that to shape my identity and to shape the core of who I thought I was going to be in the future. I was told I was a lost cause and I believed it, and that belief affected the way I saw the world and treated others. I want teens to realize they are bigger than their labels--that they can be the very best version of themselves. This program gives them an authentic, entertaining, and engaging way to really think about and answer the question 'Who am I?' for themselves." - Josh Shipp.
The program, which comes with an unusual 365 day guarantee, will be made available for $97 through Josh's website for GrownUps: http://HeyJosh4GrownUps.com/identity
"Hey Josh" is an integrated media platform that uses Josh Shipp's unique life experience and communication style to deliver meaningful video, web, and published experiences for teens, young adults, and those who positively influence them. For more information on Josh and Hey Josh, LLC, visit "HeyJosh.com" and "HeyJosh4GrownUps.com"