Asset No. 33 of 40 | Interpersonal Competence

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Social Competencies Interpersonal Competence | Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. TAKE ACTION: Remind your children that they need to treat you with respect, such as saying please and thank you, and acknowledging your presence! Make it a policy to never speak poorly of others in your home. Use “active […]

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Asset No. 32 of 40 | Planning and Decision Making

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Social Competencies Planning and Decision Making | Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. TAKE ACTION: When your children receive long-term school assignments, offer to help them plan and make decisions in order to finish on time. Talk children through planning ahead by asking “what if” questions. This will […]

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Asset No. 31 of 40 | Restraint

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Positive Values Restraint | Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs. TAKE ACTION: Talk with your kids about real-life stuff like drugs, alcohol, and sexuality. Let them know your values and expectations. Talk to your kids–boys and girls–about how to prevent pregnancy […]

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Asset No. 30 of 40 | Responsibility

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Positive Values Responsibility | Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility. TAKE ACTION: Don’t always bail your kids out of trouble.  Help them learn from mistakes. Don’t nag or rescue your kids when they forget to follow through on a responsibility.  Let natural consequences occur (e.g., kids who don’t put their dirty […]

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Asset No. 29 of 40 | Honesty

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Positive Values Honesty | Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.” TAKE ACTION: Realize that asking demanding questions (“Did you throw that at your sister?”), when you already know the answers, may corner them into lies if they think you might be fooled (“No, I dropped it and […]

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Asset No. 28 of 40 | Integrity

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  Positive Values Integrity | Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs. TAKE ACTION: Defending personal values may sometimes mean your teens get intolerant or belittling responses from their friends or acquaintances.  Your support for your children is crucial. The 40 Developmental Assets® may be reproduced for educational, […]

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