Positive Identity

Mother with son

Commitment to Learning Positive Identity Positive Values Social Competence

Young people learn by example and repetition. Model and explain how your own behavior upholds the values and beliefs you—and your family—have.

Boundaries and Expectations Commitment to Learning Constructive Use of Time Empowerment Positive Identity Positive Values Social Competence Support

The secret to helping children and youth grow into happy, healthy, and responsible adults isn’t really a secret at all. Research from Search Institute identifies 40 Developmental Assets that have a powerful, positive impact on young people.

Asset 10: Safety Asset 17: Creative Activities Asset 18: Youth Programs Asset 19: Religious Community Asset 33: Interpersonal Competence Asset 38: Self-Esteem Asset 5: Caring School Climate

Asset 32: Planning and Decision Making Asset 40: Positive View of Personal Future

any people, my thought bubbles can get filled with negative stuff, especially when I’m worried or anxious. For a lot of us, the coronavirus has created some new anxieties and concerns.

Asset 17: Creative Activities Asset 18: Youth Programs Asset 19: Religious Community Asset 2: Positive Family Communication Asset 26: Caring Asset 31: Restraint Asset 38: Self-Esteem Asset 39: Sense of Purpose Asset 40: Positive View of Personal Future

Like moms, dads bring their own unique and essential “superpowers” to the home. What “dad skills” might be considered superpowers, and how can dads exercise and improve them?

Asset 10: Safety Asset 26: Caring Asset 27: Equality and Social Justice Asset 28: Integrity Asset 29: Honesty Asset 30: Responsibility Asset 31: Restraint Asset 36: Peaceful Conflict Resolution Asset 37: Personal Power