Asset No. 15 of 40 | Positive Peer Influence

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrint 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 […]

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Asset No. 14 of 40 | Adult Role Models

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrint 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 […]

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Asset No. 13 of 40 | Neighborhood Boundaries

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrintBoundaries 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 […]

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Asset No. 12 of 40 | School Boundaries

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrintBoundaries 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 […]

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Asset No. 11 of 40 | Family Boundaries

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrint Boundaries and Expectations Family Boundaries | Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person’s whereabouts. TAKE ACTION: Always ask where your kids are going, with whom, and when they’ll be home. The next time your child lashes out at you, try responding with love rather than anger, such as, “I’m […]

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Asset No. 10 of 40 | Safety

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrint Empowerment Safety | Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood. TAKE ACTION: Create a loving, violence-free, safe home environment. If weapons are ever part of a bullying threat, take the threat seriously.  The police need to be kept informed. Talk with your teen about the connection between driving […]

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