Boundaries and Expectations Teens Need (part 2)

More on youth development and the 40 Developmental Assets needed by 12 to 18 year olds, as described by the Search Institute. 3) Neighborhood Boundaries: where neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior.Tell other parents when you see their children being responsible or generous in their actions. Try to find opportunities to praise more often than…

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Boundaries and Expectations Teens Need (part 1)

More on youth development and the 40 Developmental Assets needed by 12 to 18 year olds, as described by the Search Institute. 1) Family Boundaries: where family has clear rules and consequences, and parents monitor teens' whereabouts.Always ask where your kids are going, with whom, and when they’ll be home.The next time your child lashes out…

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It Takes a Village to Produce Positive Youth

The "Find Youth Info" website talks about elements of positive youth development:Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; it recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths' strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing…

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