Asset No. 19 of 40 | Religious Community

  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 a quiet activity […]

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Asset No. 18 of 40 | Youth Programs

 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 a local organization […]

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Asset No. 17 of 40 | Creative Activities

  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 positive outlets for […]

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Asset No. 16 of 40 | High Expectations

 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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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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