Killeen, TX, October 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Cederick Tardy, now a writer, entrepreneur, public speaker, and mentor to young men and single mothers, hasn’t always been the best role model.
Raised by a single mother in Houston, TX, Tardy became involved with drugs and alcohol early in life. After being arrested several times, running away to Louisiana with dreams of dealing dope, and attempting suicide, Tardy made the life-changing decision to join the U.S. Navy in 2003.
There he learned discipline, order, and respect for authority and education. He began college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in finance in 2007. That same year, he earned an honorable discharge from the Navy and also published his first two books: The Big Payback and A Head Start.
Tardy went on to found STRONG (Strengthening, Training, and Redefining Our Next Generation) Incorporated, which aims to develop a new generation of young leaders and to create at least 500 family-operated businesses in low- to middle-income women-led homes.
He is also the president of Cederick Tardy Enterprises, LLC, which is dedicated to creating informational products and programs that teach mothers how to raise their sons to be leaders. Leadership from within is a skill Tardy believes all young men need.
Though he does not blame his parents for any of his mistakes, Tardy is committed to ensuring that other families know how to make better choices. There are more resources available for parents today.
Tardy has turned his troubled past into a story of hope for single mothers and their sons, and he has devoted his life to helping other young men avoid making the same mistakes he made growing up. Nearly 80 percent of incarcerated men are sons of single mothers. Tardy aims to lower that statistic.
In his latest books, The Seven Secrets and A Flying Start, Tardy presents the idea of a Dream Team, where mother and son work together towards mutually beneficial goals. Written in language that today’s youth can connect with, these books help young men and their mothers recognize the benefits of a long-term vision for their lives and their families.
Full of valuable information for boys in need of direction as they journey towards manhood, A Flying Start is the guide young men need to get ahead in today’s world. And for a limited time only, you can download the Kindle version for free at Amazon.com from October 29, 2012-November 2, 2012.
About Cederick Tardy
Cederick Tardy is the author of four books for mothers raising boys. He is also the founder of STRONG Inc., a nonprofit focused on Strengthening, Training and Redefining Our Next Generation. For more information about Cederick’s books and mission, visit www.CederickTardy.com.