Asset No. 15 of 40 | Positive Peer Influence

 Boundaries and Expectations Positive Peer Influence | Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. TAKE ACTION: For information on this topic, see The Best of Building Assets Together: Favorite Group Activities That Help Youth Succeed by Jolene Roehlkepartain and Parenting at the Speed of Teens: Positive Tips on Everyday Issues. The 40 Developmental Assets® may be […]

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Drinking Games 101

Drinking games are games that involve drinking alcohol. They are designed to encourage players to drink large amounts of alcohol in a short amount of time. This combination can, and has been, fatal for youth and young adults in the United States. While there are many different types of drinking games, some of the most […]

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Asset No. 14 of 40 | Adult Role Models

 Boundaries and Expectations Adult Role Models | Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior. TAKE ACTION: If you parent with a partner, make sure you work on keeping that relationship happy and healthy.  You, your partner, and your kids will all benefit. Know when to tell your children you’re sorry.  Keep it onest and sincere, […]

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Asset No. 13 of 40 | Neighborhood Boundaries

Boundaries and Expectations Neighborhood Boundaries | Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior. TAKE ACTION: Tell other parents when you see their children being responsible or generous in their actions.  Try to find opportunities to praise more often than you report misbehavior. Make your home one that kids want to come to.  If kids get rowdy […]

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Asset No. 12 of 40 | School Boundaries

Boundaries and Expectations School Boundaries | School provides clear rules and consequences. TAKE ACTION: Make sure you and your children know the school rules about dress and appearance, and know the consequences for violating them. School should feel safe to children.  If your child is being teased or bullied–in the classroom, on the playground, or to […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens Continues to Rise

The Partnership Attitudes Tracking Study (PATS) found that one – fourth of teens have misused or abused  prescription drugs at least once.  The findings goes on to indicate that some of the contributing factors to the increase include; not safeguarding medications at home, not properly disposing of unused medications, and parents are not effectively communicating the dangers of prescription drug misuse and […]

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