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Cederick Tardy Writes to Young Men Being Raised by Their Mothers in His Latest Book A Flying Start
PR Log - Sep 21, 2012 - Author and Army Veteran Cederick Tardy writes to young men on family relationships and redefines both leadership and success in his latest book, A Flying Start: Outta This World Advice for Young Men (

Cederick grew up with his mother in Houston, TX. After his parents divorced his behavior grew progressively worse right underneath her nose as she worked vigorously to provide for her family. Cederick relates his past vividly providing parents with a stronger awareness of cautionary signs. After hitting rock bottom at 19, Cederick says he finally got clarity. In 2006, he wrote a letter to his mother that became the context for his first two books, The Big Payback and A Head Start.

Using the lessons taught in The Seven Secrets and A Flying Start ( on communication and setting far-reaching family goals, Cederick and his mother were able to reconnect on a deeper level.  These same lessons have transformed many families since Cederick began writing and coaching. Dr. Verdi Rountree Lethermon bought A Head Start for her teenage male clients and developed a personal inventory tool from the book’s content. She said this tool helped the clients realize they needed to start changing their ways if they wanted to be a success in life.  

A Flying Start takes readers on an even greater mental journey than A Head Start and many other books for teenage boys. Cederick’s unique outlook on life helps young men recognize the benefits of long-term vision for their life and family. Written in a language that young men resonate with like their favorite music, A Flying Start hooks each reader with informative chapters and free graphically designed videos.

Cederick touches eight important topics in personal development for young boys in need of direction in their manhood journey.  The chapters are:

•   Teamwork and Long-term Family Vision
•   Matching Lifestyle with Passion and Purpose
•   Becoming the Master of Your Education
•   Succeeding Throughout the 9-step Personal Development Journey
•   Best Practices for Employees and Entrepreneurs
•   Financial Literacy and Income Generation
•   Women and the Many Roles They Play in a Man’s Life
•   Issues and Impacts: Both Global and Domestic

The idea of creating a Dream Team, where mother and son work together on a mutually beneficial goal sets The Seven Secrets and A Flying Start apart from other books on family matters. When coupled with informative free videos and open communication with the author in the member’s area, the likelihood of each family’s success increases dramatically.

Prior to or in the early stages of puberty is when mothers have their best shot at making a long-term impact on their developing son’s behavior patterns and life strategy. This is not the time for haphazard application of How To’s from a favorite blog. Cederick reminds mothers that life has changed dramatically in the last six years. Young men who are not aware of the best practices to make it in this era are being left behind. A Flying Start is the guide young men need to help them win the race.

A percentage of the proceeds from sales of these books go to the S.T.R.O.N.G. Association. This association’s goal is to create 500-600 mother and son home-based businesses in the state of Texas. For more information about Cederick’s books and overall mission visit ( and watch the video:


About Cederick Tardy

Cederick Tardy is best described as an adventure seeking entrepreneur with a civic consciousness. He is the author of four books. His first two books, The Big Payback and A Head Start, were released in 2007. After being featured in Black Enterprise Magazine in November 2007, several national and local newspapers, magazines, television and radio programs, The Big Payback reached #5 on’s ranking for single parenting books. His most recent two books, The Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Mothers and A Flying Start: Outta This World Advice for Young Men, were released in 2012.

Cederick W. Tardy II is the founder of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Association, an organization focused on Strengthening, Training, and Redefining Our Next Generation of young leaders. The organization does this through social awareness initiatives, educational materials, and events focused on building strong families. He is also the president of Cederick Tardy Enterprises LLC, a company dedicated to creating information products that teach mothers to raise men and boys to become leaders.


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