Serious Conversations

Serious Conversations I have been writing about having serious conversations with your young person frequently.  It is equally important that kids have three or more adults that they can go to for help and that they have serious conversations with them.  Having...

Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child

Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child Do you frequently take time to talk seriously with your child?  Talking seriously with your young person has great value in helping them to hold the image of their life.  It helps them to remember how the struggles, difficulties,...

Parents As Social Resources

Parents As Social Resources Do your kids turn to you for advice and support?  Do they feel comfortable in doing that?  Can you even tell if they feel comfortable?  When kids feel comfortable reaching out to their parents for advice and support, then they know their...

What Kids Need: Friendship-Making Skills

What Kids Need: Friendship-Making Skills The Search Institute lists Friendship-Making Skills as Asset #27 on their list of the 40 Developmental Assets for Youth.  The ability to make and keep friends is another lifelong skill that serves us all our life.  When we are...

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%...