Asset No. 33 of 40 | Interpersonal Competence

It’s nice to share…  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…  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…  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…  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. 28 of 40 | Integrity

It’s nice to share…  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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