What Kids Need: Self-Esteem

What Kids Need: Self-Esteem It is reported that only 47% of kids feel good about themselves.  As a school administrator and teacher for many years, I can easily vouch for that figure.  If you ask many kids about their future and how they see themselves, you will get...

What Kids Need: Planning Skills

What Kids Need: Planning Skills As a former school administrator for many years, I can certainly testify to the need for kids to develop planning skills.  In the high school where I worked for many years, we went to great lengths to provide each student with a...

What Kids Need: Sexual Restraint

What Kids Need: Sexual Restraint Kids believe that it is essential to abstain from sex, according to the Search Institute’s youth survey of nearly three-million kids.  Most are willing to postpone becoming sexually active; however, in the same survey, only 36%...

What Kids Need: Empathy

What Kids Need: Empathy Empathy is the ability to understand and share the deep feelings of another person.  It often happens when a good friend listens to you when you’re frustrated, and they can rephrase what you’re saying with the same passion,...

What Kids Need: Helping Others

What Kids Need: Helping Others In this photo, you see a teenager helping an elementary student play a game or with homework.  In a survey on youth by the Search Institute, it shows that kids believe that it is essential to help others and work to help them improve...