Newsletter: January 2008 Part II

Introducing a new program…ESSENTIAL DISCIPLINES™ FOR TEENSRelationship skills for career prep and dating!

Dear Friends,

Research tells us and unhappy supervisors know that the majority of employees are fired because they lack positive interpersonal skills. And, we also know that an employee’s problems at home can rob the workplace of countless hours of productive time.

Business and professional leaders want and need workers who possess both hard-skills (math, English, technical capability, etc.) and soft-skills (individual character, relationship skills, etc.). And, teens have to learn both skill sets to be successful in life.

Essential Disciplines™ provides an excellent soft-skills education solution for teacher and student alike.Download a sample lesson to see for yourself!

Essential Disciplines™ uses the same process and content to work in multiple worlds, empowering teens to develop whole relationships in family, friendships, romantic relationships, employment, and life. The business world refers to this approach as “consistent user interface” – learn one process and master several.

Research backed and field tested Essential Disciplines™ for Teens includes a Teacher Manual for $225 that includes eight 50-minute lesson plans with clear, concise and powerful information in a “teach-out-of-the-box” format, and an appealing Teen Workbook (sold in packs of 10 for $85) that provides opportunities for students to practice and integrate the lessons in their own lives.

We would appreciate you passing along this email to help us get the word out on this unique approach in Career and Technical Education to teachers and others who want to help young people succeed.

Thanks for all you do!

With all best wishes,

Kay ReedExecutive Director


The Dibble Institute for Marriage Education is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to helping young people learn skills that enable successful relationships and marriages. We serve as a nationwide advocate and resource for youth marriage education. We publish materials which help teach teens healthy relationship skills.

Our research based, best practice, developmentally appropriate programs – being taught across the country – teach students the skills and knowledge that are central to building and maintaining healthy marriages.  Curricula are easily adapted to classroom, church, community, agency and youth group settings and are appropriate for Family and Consumer Science, career prep and English teachers; youth agency workers; independent living coordinators; abstinence and teen pregnancy prevention workers; camp and after school program staff; Healthy Marriage, CBAE, and Head Start grantees; youth pastors; social workers; and parents.

The Dibble Institute is non-religious and nonpolitical. Our activities are funded through sales of educational materials and services and through support from foundations, corporations and individuals.