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%...

What Kids Need: Parents to Keep Track

What Kids Need: Parents to Keep Track As a school administrator for many years, at any one time, I was working with around 700+ kids.  I would look at their attendance, grades, and all aspects of their school life that I could, along with my other duties.  When I...

What Kids Need: Expectations

What Kids Need: Expectations The human psyche default, without any guidelines or expectations, is generally to the negative.  We must have some general guidelines that we provide as parents to our kids to avoid ending up in a sticky mess like this photo.  I...