Asset No. 21 of 40 | Achievement Motivation

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  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 […]

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Asset No. 20 of 40 | Time at Home

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  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 […]

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Asset No. 19 of 40 | Religious Community

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  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 […]

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Asset No. 18 of 40 | Youth Programs

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint 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 […]

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Asset No. 17 of 40 | Creative Activities

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  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 […]

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Asset No. 16 of 40 | High Expectations

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint 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.

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