Asset No. 40 of 40 | Positive View of Personal Future

  Positive Identity Positive View of Personal Future | Young person is optimistic about her or his personal future. TAKE ACTION: Encourage your children to spend time in their high school guidance office, reading through career and college planning materials. Talk to your teenagers about how they feel about themselves and what they envision for their […]

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Asset No. 38 of 40 | Self-Esteem

  Positive Identity Self-Esteem | Young person reports having a high self-esteem. TAKE ACTION: Talk openly and positively about changes happening in your children’s bodies–growth spurts and puberty. When your son’s voice begins to change or your daughter gets her period, celebrate in a way that suits your child–perhaps a special dinner or outing. Tell your […]

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Asset No. 37 of 40 | Personal Power

  Positive Identity Personal Power | Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me”. TAKE ACTION: The most important piece of the self-esteem puzzle is personal power–the sense your child gets from knowing they can have an effect on their world. Finding ways for your child to set a goal […]

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Asset No. 36 of 40 | Peaceful Conflict Resolution

  Social Competencies Peaceful Conflict Resolution | Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. TAKE ACTION: Forgive people of all ages when they make mistakes. Teach young people how to apologize, explain, negotiate, and resolve conflicts peacefully when relationships run into trouble. If your children hit each other (or kick, bite, and pull each other’s hair), […]

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Asset No. 35 of 40 | Resistance Skills

  Social Competencies Resistance Skills | Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations. TAKE ACTION: Be aware that some young people participate in unhealthy rites of passage involving things like hazing, gambling, sexual activity, or substance use. Talk with your children about how their peers mark life changes. Then, together with your children, […]

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Asset No. 34 of 40 | Cultural Competence

  Social Competencies Cultural Competence | Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds. TAKE ACTION: Pay attention to what you say and how you say it about people, the world, ideas, and so on. Your kids are learning from you. Teach your kids that everybody has personal values, even though […]

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