Learn the Rock Your Life Method

Teachers, School Administrators & Youth Organizations,

Download this PDF to review all the lesson plans and learn how customization works.

For further inquiries, email Dede@PetesDiary.com.

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1. Refresh Your Perspective

Are you an adult or teen struggling with the impact of social distancing?  We can help!  Peter shares how he lives a hero mindset in this 15-minute video.

Your life isn't about the pages of your story;

it's about the titles you choose

2. Learn How to be Your Own Hero

Choose to "Rock Your Life" using 5 simple tools: gratitude, values, self-regulation, fortitude, and support.  Download these five simple self-help strategies.

Love your life; it's a gift

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3. Learn how to live a life You Love

Own your past and present, envision your future, and choose to live a positive life of purpose.  We show you how in these 3 simple steps with instructions on how to write your own one-page life guide.

You have more control over your destiny than you realize

Course Instructors

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Dede & Peter Dankelson are a Mom & 19-year old Son who share Peter’s life with a guitar and Goldenhar Syndrome.  They've been motivational speakers for over ten years all while navigating 35 surgeries and countless social situations as a result of Peter's facial difference.

Peter is a 2019 School of Rock All Star, a Rare Storyteller & Music Ambassador for Harmony 4 Hope, and a certified #ChooseKind speaker for Children’s Craniofacial Association

Dede serves on the Board of Directors for both charities and has extensive experience writing and speaking about raising a medically-complex child, marriage & parenting, special education, grief & loss, and living your life with intention and purpose.  She and her husband of 24 years are the proud parents of two teenage boys, Jacob 15 and Peter 19.


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