Why do some kids grow up with ease while others struggle? 
 
Search Institute has identified specific, practical things that can have a tremendous and lasting positive impact on youth. Rather than focusing on problems, this research concentrates on 'developmental assets' - the positive things (such as parent support and commitment to learning) that help young people thrive. The assets are 40 values, experiences, and positive qualities that young people need to help them make wise decisions and choose positive lifestyles. The more of these assets they experience, the better.
 
Ideas for Parents Newsletters
 
Each week, we will post a newsletter highlighting a specific asset.  These give parents practical suggestions for building developmental assets for and with their children.    
 
For more information on the 40 Assets visit www.parentfurther.com and www.search-institute.org
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