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...

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: 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: 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,...