Week 4 reminds us of another External Asset that we can use: Constructive Use of Time!
- Hand down a hobby! Visit museums, libraries, attend plays or concerts with youth. Engage youth in activities outside the box. Help them experience events they wouldn’t normally participate in.
- Youth Programs! Encourage participation in after school activities. Scouting, recreational activities, youth groups, community groups. Encourage leadership and participation.
- Religious/Spiritual Activities! Encourage your child to talk about his/her spiritual or religious concepts.
- Time at Home! Set aside time for family night. Play games, read books, make dinner together, play outside or listen to music together! Limit their screen time. Many teens will choose to be active if given a choice.
Remember! Everyone’s an Asset Builder. The 40 Developmental Assets is designed to inform individuals about the Developmental Assets framework and motivates them to be effective asset builders.
Be intentional. Be an asset builder.