Ideas for Parents #1 - Easy Ways to Build Assets for and with Children
Sitting in a Masters Class long ago, the professors words, "this study identified factors that help kids do things right" caught my attention and changed my life. I immersed myself into all things about the "40 Developmental Assets" and connected with Search-Institute for training. I've created resources for youth in Spokane, WA, and I've since used the same tools in the YKHC area of Alaska, Hawaii, Cyprus, and my former counseling practice. Seeing the strengths (or what's right with a child) profoundly changes how one sees all people.
Seek the good, unlock the possible, celebrate the impossible. Over and over I watched young people turn their lives around, step up to be leaders or simply reach out to help another. These young adults are still making a difference all around the world.
Enjoy your asset building journey. It's all about experiences that create connection and relationships! Here's the first of many newsletters, articles and book reviews on Asset based resources from Search-Institute and partners. Feel free to ask questions, talk story and explore this life changing information.