—Expect each young person to do his or her best.
Most of us will never be Olympic athletes, movie or rock stars, Nobel prize winners, nor even perfect parents – and no one is all of these. But we all can do our best at whatever we try, and our kids are the same. Notice and praise young people when they work hard whether on homework or other tasks and whether they get A’s or F’s.
About Developmental Assets:
The Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research and its proven effectiveness, the Developmental Assets framework has become one of the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States.
For more information on Developmental Assets, contact 703-228-1671.