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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]