Asset No. 3 of 40 | Other Adult Relationships

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrintSupport Other Adult Relationships | Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults. TAKE ACTION: Swap a CD or M3P player with a teen.  Listen to the music together if you can, and tell each other why you picked that music. Find a gourmet goodie buddy.  Bake brownies, cookies, or […]

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Asset No. 2 of 40 | Positive Family Communication

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrintSupport Positive Family Communication | Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents. TAKE ACTION: Use mealtimes to learn about one another’s musical tastes.  Choose one night each week as music night and rotate who gets to choose.  Be willing […]

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Asset No. 1 of 40 | Family Support

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrint Support Family Support | Family life provides high levels of love and support. TAKE ACTION: Start family traditions and rituals such as family service, game nights, season outings, or family meetings. Give kids space and respect their privacy when they need it. Give each of your kids a hug today, even if […]

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Building Blocks for Raising Healthy Children

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitteremailPrintOver the coming weeks, we will introduce you to Search Institute’s “40 Developmental Assets” for adolescents 12-18 years.  These building blocks for healthy development of children  include “external” and “internal” assets.  Some categories include support, empowerment, boundaries & expectations, positive values, positive identity, and social competencies. Since its creation in 1990, Search Institute’s framework of […]

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