Parenting · Uncategorized · Youth Development

Struggles That Make Kids Stronger

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, based in Princeton, NJ recently posted an excellent piece in Psychology Today about  how kids learn resilience by overcoming ordinary suffering: “It’s natural for us parents to want to protect our children from pain and suffering, but if we rush to rescue children from problems… Continue reading Struggles That Make Kids Stronger

Family Time · Uncategorized · Youth Development

Would You Rather Communicate Only With an Etch-a-Sketch or a Lite Brite?

Busy schedules of both parents and children make it harder to have “family dinners.” But families may not be aware of the benefits that come with regularly eating together at the table. Research suggests that having dinner together as a family at least four times a week has positive effects on child development. Family dinners… Continue reading Would You Rather Communicate Only With an Etch-a-Sketch or a Lite Brite?

Uncategorized · Youth Development

All Kids Need Specific Assets in Their Lives

All kids need specific assets in their lives – not financial assets, but Developmental Assets such as family support, a caring school and self-esteem.  The more assets young people have, the more likely they are to lead successful, healthy lives. For more than 50 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations… Continue reading All Kids Need Specific Assets in Their Lives