Asset No. 39 of 40 | Sense of Purpose

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Positive Identity Sense of Purpose | Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.” TAKE ACTION: Stock your bookshelves with inspiring books about heroes who have made a difference with their lives. Tell your children about a time when you really messed up and learned from it. The 40 Developmental […]

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Asset No. 38 of 40 | Self-Esteem

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Positive Identity Self-Esteem | Young person reports having a high self-esteem. TAKE ACTION: Talk openly and positively about changes happening in your children’s bodies–growth spurts and puberty. When your son’s voice begins to change or your daughter gets her period, celebrate in a way that suits your child–perhaps a special dinner or […]

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Asset No. 37 of 40 | Personal Power

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Positive Identity Personal Power | Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me”. TAKE ACTION: The most important piece of the self-esteem puzzle is personal power–the sense your child gets from knowing they can have an effect on their world. Finding ways for your child to […]

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Asset No. 36 of 40 | Peaceful Conflict Resolution

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Social Competencies Peaceful Conflict Resolution | Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. TAKE ACTION: Forgive people of all ages when they make mistakes. Teach young people how to apologize, explain, negotiate, and resolve conflicts peacefully when relationships run into trouble. If your children hit each other (or kick, bite, and pull […]

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Asset No. 35 of 40 | Resistance Skills

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Social Competencies Resistance Skills | Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations. TAKE ACTION: Be aware that some young people participate in unhealthy rites of passage involving things like hazing, gambling, sexual activity, or substance use. Talk with your children about how their peers mark life changes. Then, together […]

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Asset No. 34 of 40 | Cultural Competence

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Social Competencies Cultural Competence | Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds. TAKE ACTION: Pay attention to what you say and how you say it about people, the world, ideas, and so on. Your kids are learning from you. Teach your kids that everybody has personal […]

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