Kids’ Involvement in the Arts

Kids’ Involvement in the Arts Is your young person involved in band, orchestra, or choir or takes lessons on a musical instrument?   Research has shown that kids’ who are involved in the arts, which can also include theater, dance, literature, visual arts,...

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...

Your Child’s Friends

Your Child’s Friends Do you know your child’s friends well enough to say they are a positive influence, that they do well in school and avoid risky behaviors, such as alcohol and other drug use?  If not, today is an excellent time to start learning more...