Raising Boys to Men?

A proven way to awaken a boy’s “success mindset,” unleash his confidence and give him the inner strength to achieve his dreams to be, do and have all he desires – and all you hope for him

Awesome Reviews

"Transformative and Life Changing"

“My son is only one, but I can already see how my actions today will have a lasting effect and how easy it is to give him my best after reading this book and understanding what works.”

Kim Feinzelberg, RN and Mom

"My success comes straight from the lessons taught "

“ I was lucky to experience “swim the lake before you row the boat” as a young boy. It worked. I’ve had a blessed life and fifty years later I am a successful father, husband, businessman and community leader. My success comes straight from the lessons taught in this book.”

William B. Holmes, Pilot and Grandparent

"Every teacher needs to read this book!"

“ I love this book! I was burned out and ready to leave teaching! I was tired of doing things that just weren’t working for kids. And then I read this book and I am so excited again about teaching! THIS is the answer! Every teacher needs to read this book!” 

Kim Coffman, Special Education Teacher and Parent

"you need this book as your race car"

“ My biggest fear is my son growing up in a world that condemns success, and him buying into the brainwashing. This book is a masterclass for those who want to ensure their sons get the right message and learn the road to confidence. It’s a race for our sons’ minds, and if you want to win that race, you need this book as your race car.” 

Ray Brehm, Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur

"It would make a world of real difference"

“ I love, love, love this book! I am committed to following the formula with my grandson. I can’t help but think that if this were instituted in schools it would make a world of real difference.”  

Candy McCune, Parent, Grandparent and Health Coach

"Swim the Lake Before You Row the Boat provides life lessons"

“ Swim the Lake Before You Row the Boat provides life lessons on how to instill a strong foundation in boys that will enable them to build a successful life – regardless of the path they choose.” 

Tom Watkins, Fmr Michigan State Mental Health Director and Superintendent of Schools

Meet Deb AND TESS CANJA, 

Authors of OUR New Book

In their new book, Swim the Lake Before You Row the Boat, the authors introduce time-tested principles that lead to children’s success and specifically those that embed a success mindset in young boys.

Here you’ll find 10 simple and powerful steps that will help parents and educators raise boys to become successful men. It’s based on a program tested with over 3,000 boys over a 27 year period. And in this day and age of multiple opinions about what works, they have over 60 years of results to show their approach does.

Meet Deb AND TESS CANJA, 

Authors of OUR New Book

In their new book, Swim the Lake Before You Row the Boat, the authors introduce time-tested principles that lead to children’s success and specifically those that embed a success mindset in young boys.

Here you’ll find 10 simple and powerful steps that will help parents and educators raise boys to become successful men. It’s based on a program tested with over 3,000 boys over a 27 year period. And in this day and age of multiple opinions about what works, they have over 60 years of results to show their approach does.

  • Busy teachers who want to make the best use of time by focusing on the one thing that produces the best results.
  • Busy parents on that hamster wheel of life who need an effective game plan to create the foundation for a boy’s happy, confident and successful future.
  • Anyone who worries about how outside influences are impacting our boys.
  • Parents of kids with disabilities who want them to identify with their abilities and not their disability.
  • High performers and leaders who are personally committed to success principles and want to instill them in their sons.
  • Grandparents who know their time to influence a boy’s development may be intermittent or short and want to do what they can to pass along a lifetime advantage.
  • Caring coaches and mentors who are committed to giving boys a chance to bring out the best in themselves.
  • And really anyone and everyone who understands that transformational opportunities for our own personal growth often come through our interactions with children./li>

WHO SHOULD READ THE BOOK

WHO SHOULD READ THE BOOK

  • Busy teachers who want to make the best use of time by focusing on the one thing that produces the best results.
  • Busy parents on that hamster wheel of life who need an effective game plan to create the foundation for a boy’s happy, confident and successful future.
  • Anyone who worries about how outside influences are impacting our boys.
  • Parents of kids with disabilities who want them to identify with their abilities and not their disability.
  • High performers and leaders who are personally committed to success principles and want to instill them in their sons.
  • Grandparents who know their time to influence a boy’s development may be intermittent or short and want to do what they can to pass along a lifetime advantage.
  • Caring coaches and mentors who are committed to giving boys a chance to bring out the best in themselves.
  • And really anyone and everyone who understands that transformational opportunities for our own personal growth often come through our interactions with children.

ABout the authorS

Deb Canja is an attorney and success coach on a mission. With powerful strategies and gentle insight, she helps caring parents and teachers learn and apply the simple steps that transform the lives of the children they love–and their lives, too.

From the wide range of positions she has held – leader, volunteer, entrepreneur, mentor, boss, colleague, director, subordinate – Tess’s life experiences have given her a unique insight into the qualities that define success. Over the years she has learned that the most important ones come from within and that they can be nurtured by someone who cares.

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