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Motivating Your Son to Master The Challenges Of The Young Adult World
You Can Raise Your Teen Son to Become Happy, Responsible & Resilient - Without Anxiety, Anger or Arguments
Motivating Your Son to Master
The Challenges Of The Young Adult World
You Can Raise Your Teen Son to Become Happy, Responsible & Resilient - Without Anxiety, Anger or Arguments
Dr. Mark Schillinger

As Seen On CNN

Watch our profile on the awarding winning docuseries, “This is Life With Lisa Ling".
Are You Concerned With The Way Your Son Is Growing Up?
Raising a preteen and teenage son is harder now than ever before. I know our sons are good kids, yet their lack of desire and inability to launch into the adult world places them at alarmingly high risk - for anxiety, irresponsibility, feeling entitled, struggling in school, disrespectful behaviors or succumbing to drug, alcohol or digital addiction.
 
IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT that we live in a culture that doesn’t educate parents about how to best guide our sons as they navigate through the distractions of the electronic highway, in the form of digital dominance, social media, and over-the-top commercialism.
 
While the digital age has created an amazing acceleration of advances in almost all human endeavors that benefit society, it has also made it more challenging than ever for parents and communities to focus the attention of our teens in ways that foster their healthy development as they move into young adulthood.
 
I know that you already have the natural parental instinctive wisdom needed to mentor your son as he deals with the challenges of the adult world. The problem is that our intelligent sons are preoccupied with activities that keep them from paying attention to their instinctual biological drive which is to successfully launch into the world.
 
He thinks he knows how to be an adult. And you know that he’s not ready yet...
Are You Concerned With the Way Your Son Is Growing Up?
Raising a preteen and teenage son is harder now than ever before. I know our sons are good kids, yet their lack of desire and inability to launch into the adult world places them at alarmingly high risk - for anxiety, irresponsibility, feeling entitled, struggling in school, disrespectful behaviors or succumbing to drug, alcohol or digital addiction.
 
IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT that we live in a culture that doesn’t educate parents about how to best guide our sons as they navigate through the distractions of the electronic highway, in the form of digital dominance, social media, and consumer commercialism.
 
While the digital age has created an amazing acceleration of advances in almost all human endeavors that benefit society, it has also made it more challenging than ever for parents and communities to focus the attention of our teens in ways that foster their healthy development as they move into young adulthood.
 
I know that you already have the natural parental instinctive wisdom needed to mentor your son as he deals with the challenges of the adult world. the problem is that our intelligent sons are preoccupied with activities that keep them from paying attention to their instinctual biological drive which is to successfully launch into the world.
 
He thinks he knows how to be an adult. And you know that he’s not ready yet...
I Made Every Possible Mistake Parenting My Own Teenage Son
My teenage son and daughter taught me that my "old school" methods of parenting were not working. Yelling, "Because I said so" or threatening them with punishments, did not get them to do anything. Instead, it only further alienated them from me.
 
Of course, I loved them more than anything in life and wanted nothing more than to be close to them. Being rejected by my own teen children was really painful.
 
It felt like my son, Gabe, was standing on a ship that was sailing out of the harbor and I was on the dock, helpless to stop him as he further withdrew from me. I felt like I was an embarrassment in my community because my family life wasn’t working - even though we all loved each other.
I Made Every Possible Mistake Parenting My Own Teenage Son
My teenage son and daughter taught me that my "old school" methods of parenting were not working. Yelling, "Because I said so" or threatening them with punishments, did not get them to do anything. Instead, it only further alienated them from me.
 
Of course, I loved them more than anything in life and wanted nothing more than to be close to them. Being rejected by my own teen children was really painful.
 
It felt like my son, Gabe, was standing on a ship that was sailing out of the harbor and I was on the dock, helpless to stop him as he further withdrew from me. I felt like I was an embarrassment in my community because my family life wasn’t working - even though we all loved each other.
How I Became a ‘Teen Whisperer’
In 1999, I realized that the reason why young men like my son Gabe were falling short of achieving their true potential was that the adults around them had no roadmap showing them how to overcome the challenges of parenting in this rapidly spreading era of information technology. Since then, this world-wide epidemic of digital dominance is causing heart breaking disconnections between parents and their sons.
 
In 2000, I decided to focus my life on restoring my relationship with Gabe. With the insight from many wise mentors, researching tribal family dynamics and with the help of hundreds of devoted volunteers, I created the non-profit, Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend. It’s a personal growth wilderness adventure camp for young men ages 13-20.
 
Now, after 50 rite of passage initiations, YMUW has transformed the lives of thousands of young men - just like your son. This outrageously fun event has helped young men become more self-motivated to intelligently find their own way through the demands of the adult world.
 
At the YMUW, I’ve spent countless hours in the trenches with young men. I have been mentoring them to overcome their concerns and fears about growing up. The method I use with young men has assisted them to become happier, healthier and more independent.
 
With all of my experience, I’ve broken the “young men’s” code and figured out how to help your son become more resourceful and responsible for his own well-being.
 
NOTE: While your son attends this epic event, I lead a “boot - camp” style workshop for the parents in a nearby hotel. I show them how to masterfully mentor their son so that he can calmly, clearly and confidently handle his transition from boyhood to adulthood.
  
By the end of this practical workshop, you’ll have learned how to more effectively use your authority and influence in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes cooperation.
How I Became a ‘Teen Whisperer’
In 1999, I realized that the reason why young men like my son Gabe were falling short of achieving their true potential was that the adults around them had no roadmap showing them how to overcome the challenges of parenting in this rapidly spreading era of information technology. Since then, this world-wide epidemic of digital dominance is causing heart breaking disconnections between parents and their sons.
 
In 2000, I decided to focus my life on restoring my relationship with Gabe. With the insight from many wise mentors, researching tribal family dynamics and with the help of hundreds of devoted volunteers, I created the non-profit, Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend. It’s a personal growth wilderness adventure camp for young men ages 13-20.
 
Now, after 50 rite of passage initiations, YMUW has transformed the lives of thousands of young men - just like your son. This outrageously fun event has helped young men become more self-motivated to intelligently find their own way through the demands of the adult world.
 
At the YMUW, I’ve spent countless hours in the trenches with young men. I have been mentoring them to overcome their concerns and fears about growing up. The method I use with young men has assisted them to become happier, healthier and more independent.
 
With all of my experience, I’ve broken the “young men’s” code and figured out how to help your son become more resourceful and responsible for his own well-being.
 
NOTE: While your son attends this epic event, I lead a “boot - camp” style workshop for the parents in a nearby hotel. I show them how to masterfully mentor their son so that he can calmly, clearly and confidently handle his transition from boyhood to adulthood.
 
By the end of this practical workshop, you’ll have learned how to more effectively use your authority and influence in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes cooperation.
Here’s a Proven Way to Lead Your Family
Dr. Mark with Kenyan Samburu clan leader, young man and child.
With all of the wisdom that I’ve gathered from 20 years of conducting YMUW rite of passage events, mentoring young men privately, coaching parents and leading the parent workshops, I created The RIGHT Way for Family Unity method. 
 
This new simple step-by-step system of parenting teens uses the practical ancestral wisdom from small tribes, and combines it with the best insight from the sciences of positive discipline, stress management, adolescent brain development, personal growth and parent - teen bonding.
  
Our method of parenting recognizes there’s no one right way for parents to have a successful marriage, a cooperative divorce or raise resilient, happy children. The secret to the success of this method is that it shows parents a “way” that’s right for them, skillfully using their masculine and feminine wisdom to instill the productive behaviors and positive beliefs their son needs in order to adapt to reality on its terms. 
Here’s a Proven Way to Lead Your Family
With all of the wisdom that I’ve gathered from 20 years of conducting YMUW rite of passage events, mentoring young men privately, coaching parents and leading the parent workshops, I created The RIGHT Way for Family Unity method. 
 
This new simple step-by-step system of parenting teens uses the practical ancestral wisdom from small tribes, and combines it with the best insight from the sciences of positive discipline, stress management, adolescent brain development, personal growth and parent - teen bonding.
  
Our method of parenting recognizes there’s no one right way for parents to have a successful marriage, a cooperative divorce or raise resilient, happy children. The secret to the success of this method is that it shows parents a “way” that’s right for them, skillfully using their masculine and feminine wisdom to instill the productive behaviors and positive beliefs their son needs in order to adapt to reality on its terms. 
Work With Me
Using my method, The RIGHT Way for Family Unity, I’ll give you the tools you’ll need in order to better use your authority and influence. You’ll be able to motivate your son to become more cooperative inside of your home, more responsible outside of your home, more confident in himself and more relaxed with the world

Workshop for Parents
How To Activate Your Son’s Masculine Wisdom So That He Becomes Capable Of Handling The Challenges Of The Young Adult World
 
Workshop for Parents
How To Activate Your Son’s Masculine Wisdom So That He Becomes Capable Of Handling The Challenges Of The Young Adult World
In “boot-camp” style, we dive into the most difficult problems parents and sons face. I’ll give you the specific solutions that have been proven to work with our community of parents. 
Private Coaching for Parents
Enjoy a More Caring & Cooperative Home
 
Private Coaching for Parents
Enjoy a More Caring & Cooperative Home
I’ll show you how to instill the values you know your teen son needs to learn. This will result in less conflict and more collaboration inside your home.
Private Mentoring for Young Men
Supporting Your Son to Reach His True Potential
 
Private Mentoring for Young Men
Supporting Your Son to Reach His True Potential
I’ll help your son find his own, unique “way” by discovering and developing his authentic personal values while also helping him to respectfully adapt to your family values and the values of your community. 
Public Speaking
Energetic Motivator and Transformational Educator
 
Public Speaking
Energetic Motivator and Transformational Educator
When I make presentations, I use an integrated approach to teaching, including open forum discussion, storytelling, video, role playing, PowerPoint, music, ceremonies, handouts and lots of humor in order to involve everyone in the learning experience.
Call Dr. Mark for a Complementary 20 Minute Consultation
and Find How He Can Help
Call Dr. Mark for a Free 20 Minute Consultation and Find out Find How He Can Help
Grab Your FREE Copy of,“The Four Secrets - To Help Your Son RIGHT Now”
The Secret to Helping Your Son Become More Mature & Independent
 
The Four Secrets to 
Help Your Son RIGHT Now
The Secret to Helping Your Son Become More Mature & Independent 
You'll learn how a digital society doesn’t provide enough support for our sons, why you need to transition from being a parent to become more like a mentor, and ways to calmly and confidently “challenge” or mindfully “arouse” your son to become more responsible for his own well-being.

In The Four Secrets I share some of the key principles and practices that show parents how to move their relationship with their son in the right direction.
Praise From Happy Families
 
"Dr. Mark’s coaching exceeded my expectations. The techniques were great and will be useful, not just for parenting, but for the workplace and all of the relationships in my life."
GI Wells, Mother
“My wife and I didn’t always agree about how to raise our children. Using the RIGHT Way has been an amazing growth experience in our parenting, as well as in other areas of our lives. Our family is much happier now that we’re all using the same technology.”
Dave Bohegian, Father
Who is Dr. Mark Schillinger?
As a young boy growing up in New York City in the 1950s, I was fortunate to have loving, supportive parents and to be surrounded by mentors in the form of relatives, family friends, neighbors and sports coaches. In my teenage years, my mentors were teachers who safely put me on my lifelong path of learning about physical health, personal growth and mindfulness meditation - all of which have helped me maintain an awareness and calmness that has allowed me to become, “the man I always wanted to be.”
 
I know that I’m able to possess the remarkable energy it takes to serve others because of the unwavering love and support from my family. My son Gabe is now a successful hip-hop producer with a full staff of employees and interns. My daughter, Becca, is a fine artist and is happiest when she’s instructing aspiring artists.
 
My former wife, Suzanne Alfandari, LMFT, and I, have a great relationship and are the closest of friends. We have lovingly co-parented our children for over twenty years. We teach workshops together, showing parents how to set aside their own painful emotions and learn how to effectively share their values with their kids. 
 
The reason I’ve devoted my life to helping parents and their sons is that I want everyone to have the same trust, teamwork and love that my family has cultivated. I believe that the world will transform into a much safer and more prosperous place when family relationships are flourishing.
Watch this video to learn why Dr. Mark is so passionate about helping families enjoy better relationships
Who is Dr. Mark Schillinger?
As a young boy growing up in New York City in the 1950s, I was fortunate to have loving, supportive parents and to be surrounded by mentors in the form of relatives, family friends, neighbors and sports coaches. In my teenage years, my mentors were teachers who safely put me on my lifelong path of learning about physical health, personal growth and mindfulness meditation - all of which have helped me maintain an awareness and calmness that has allowed me to become, “the man I always wanted to be.”
 
I know that I’m able to possess the remarkable energy it takes to serve others because of the unwavering love and support from my family. My son Gabe is now a successful hip-hop producer with a full staff of employees and interns. My daughter, Becca, is a fine artist and is happiest when she’s instructing aspiring artists.
 
My former wife, Suzanne Alfandari, LMFT, and I, have a great relationship and are the closest of friends. We have lovingly co-parented our children for over twenty years. We teach workshops together, showing parents how to set aside their own painful emotions and learn how to effectively share their values with their kids.
 
The reason I’ve devoted my life to helping parents and their sons is that I want everyone to have the same trust, teamwork and love that my family has cultivated. I believe that the world will transform into a much safer and more prosperous place when family relationships are flourishing.
Watch this video to learn why Dr. Mark is so passionate about 
helping families enjoy better relationships
People Dr. Mark Has Worked With:
Dr. Mark With Lisa Ling
CNN's Lisa Ling
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Consultation To See How He Can Help You
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