A Practical Set of Books
and Services to Launch a Successful High School Student 

Parenting high schoolers is scary, if not downright terrifying.

Parents, Are You Ready?  books and services can help.

We can walk you and your child through a proven set of steps to get through a successful high school journey.

What you will learn:

  • How to Avoid Mistakes Parents Often Make
  • How to Identify and Develop Your Child’s Superpower 
  • Fifteen Critical Success Factors of Middle School Life
  • Fifteen Critical Success Factors of High School Life
  • How to Create Options: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Years
  • How to Help Your Student Ace Their College Application Process

Parents – Are You Ready?  takes a step-by-step approach to help parents unleash a productive, driven, successful young adult!


How We Can Help

Bestselling Books

The Parents, Are You Ready? book and companion workbook offer parents and their students a practical step-by-step process to help turn them into productive, driven, successful young adults.

Training Programs

Online training programs covering the entire gamut of middle school and high school success from the 15 critical success factors of middle school to the college admissions process.  This program is directed toward parents and students who are interested in getting the most out of the high school journey.

Consulting Services

With over 12 years of experience having interviewed hundreds and students, Kim and Dave Duckworth have a unique background to help guide both parents and students through the middle school and high school years to better prepare them for college and beyond.

Speaking Engagements

Bring Parents, Are You Ready? to your organization!

Kim and David Duckworth present to teams and organizations, including schools, school districts, companies, and nonprofit organizations, on a variety of topics for both parents and students. Presentations can be conducted virtually or in person.

Your child learns from you every day. What you say and what you do shows them what you value. Make sure you are investing in them…helping them find their weirdness (uniqueness), their superpower, their curiosity and passion. They will know if you are….or if you aren’t."

Kim Duckworth


Kim Duckworth is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received her B.A. in Communications-Journalism. She was the first woman in her family to attend college.  She worked in Sales and Marketing for IBM in Silicon Valley and White Plains, NY for over 10 years.  She has called Arizona her home for the last 25 years.


Currently, Kim is an independent college admissions coach and member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.  She personally consulted with over 7,500 high school families as the co-owner of Scottsdale Education Center (a college preparatory center) for over 12 years.  She’s been married 35 years, has three daughters and three grandchildren.  She enjoys hiking, Labrador retrievers, travel, and Telluride, Colorado.

Bestselling Books

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