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

Family Time · Reading · Uncategorized

Rediscover the Joy of Reading-Aloud

A regular read aloud time can become one of the most cherished experiences of childhood – taking our imaginations to new heights, while also revealing more about our own hearts and minds.  During read-aloud time, some children are content to sit and listen; many aren’t.  So, if your children aren’t the type who easily sit… Continue reading Rediscover the Joy of Reading-Aloud