What Kids Need to Succeed Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids

ISBN-10: 1575420309

ISBN-13: 9781575420301

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

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Kids who succeed have specific developmental assets in their lives, including family support, self-esteem & resistance skills. The more of these assest they have, the less likely they are to lose their way & get into trouble. This book is based on a study of 100,000 young people.
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List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Peter L. Benson is president of Search Institute, which provides leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. He has written extensively in adolescent development, altruism, spiritual development, and thriving in adolescence. He serves as principal investigator for Search Institute's initiative on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. In 1991, he received the William James Award for career contributions to the psychology of religion from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Developmental Assets and Asset-Building Communities, All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents, and Religion on Capitol Hill: Myths and Realities. He is general editor for the Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society, published by Springer. He holds a doctorate in experimental social psychology from the University of Denver. nbsp;nbsp;

Pamela Espeland has authored, coauthored, or edited over 200 books for Free Spirit Publishing on a variety of subjects. Pamela graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband, John Whiting, and two little dogs.

What Do Kids Really Need?
Add Up Your Assets: Checklists for Kids and Parents
Building External Assets
Family Support
Positive Family Communication
Other Adult Relationships
Caring Neighborhood
Caring School Climate
Parent Involvement in Schooling
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Community Values Youth
Youth as Resources
Service to Others
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Boundaries and Expectations
Family Boundaries
School Boundaries
Neighborhood Boundaries
Adult Role Models
Positive Peer Influence
High Expectations
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Constructive Use of Time
Creative Activities
Youth Programs
Religious Community
Time at Home
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Building Internal Assets
Commitment to Learning
Achievement Motivation
School Engagement
Bonding to School
Reading for Pleasure
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Positive Values
Equality and Social Justice
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Social Competencies
Planning and Decision Making
Interpersonal Competence
Cultural Competence
Resistance Skills
Peaceful Conflict Resolution
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Positive Identity
Personal Power
Sense of Purpose
Positive View of Personal Future
Tips for Teens: Build Your Own Assets
Roadblocks to Asset Building and How to Overcome Them
Moving Toward an Asset Mindset
Resources for Asset Building
About the Authors
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