It’s nice to share… Commitment to Learning Acheivement Motivation | Young person is motivated to do well in school. TAKE ACTION: You can never “overpraise” a child’s abilities. The more able a child feels, the more likely she or he is to continue pursuing ambitious goals. Use spontaneous rewards with no strings attached. If you expect children […]
It’s nice to share… Constructive Use of Time Time at Home | Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week. TAKE ACTION: Make sure your kids’ time at home is constructive by setting aside at least one evening a week as family time. Play games, have a […]
It’s nice to share… Constructive Use of Time Religious Community | Young person spends one hour or more per week in activities in a religious institution. TAKE ACTION: Adapt your religious and spiritual practices to match your child’s developmental abilities. Children this age may only be able to sit 10-15 minutes (or less) at one time. Offer […]
It’s nice to share… Constructive Use of Time Youth Programs | Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in community organizations. TAKE ACTION: Scouts and other youth groups are great places for young people to build strong, supportive relationships. Explore youth group opportunities. Suggest that your kids join […]
It’s nice to share… Constructive Use of Time Creative Activities | Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts. TAKE ACTION: Hand down a hobby. Teach a young person a skill, such as quilting, carpentry, or gardening. Help your children – at every age – find […]
It’s nice to share… Boundaries and Expectations High Expectations | Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well. The 40 Developmental Assets® may be reproduced for educational, noncommercial uses only. Copyright © 1997 Search Institute®, 615 First Avenue NE, Suite 125, Minneapolis, MN 55413; 800-888-7828; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.