Asset No. 3 of 40 | Other Adult Relationships

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Other Adult Relationships | Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults.


  • Swap a CD or M3P player with a teen.  Listen to the music together if you can, and tell each other why you picked that music.
  • Find a gourmet goodie buddy.  Bake brownies, cookies, or other treats with a young person as a fun way to spend time together.
  • Send cards or e-mail greetings to young people you know to mark holidays, birthdays, and other important milestones in their lives.
  • As a way to spend time together, invite a young friend to till, plant, and tend a garden patch or create a container garden with potted plants.
  • It’s not too late to identify a caring adult who can help take some of the pressure off you during the teenage years.  Do you know someone you can bring into a mentoring relationship with you teen who shares your teen’s passion?  A colleague?  Music instructor?  Your child’s employer? 

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