About the Authors


Dina Renee Weiss, co-owner of The Village, an organization designed to charitably provide practical, real-world educational resources to people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all walks of life.  In addition, she owns Redwing Financial, LLC., where she serves as a financial, life and business coach.  She has long been a writer, primarily in theatrical arts, comedy and poetry, but feels her talents are now best geared towards writing practical and easily-implemented guides to developing a sense of ownership and personal responsibility for every aspect of an individual’s life. 


Brett Pawelkiewicz, co-owner of The Village, recently completed his own launch into the Real World and realized how ill-prepared he was to do so.  It was through this experience and in conversations with friends and family about his journey that he realized how commonplace it is to feel this way, and he felt compelled to do something about it.  His hope is that in writing this book, families engage in thoughtful conversations with respect not only to their collective family goals, but also to the unique goals of each individual family member.