For Parents

As the parent or guardian of an adolescent, you are embarking on a journey of epic proportions. Recently, the Search Institute conducted a study of over two million students to see what factors contributed to a successful and rewarding life experience. Through careful research, they identified 40 Developmental Assets for students ages 3-5, grades 4-6, and grades 7-12. Please take a look at the asset lists below when you have a free moment and consider using them as a checklist for your student.

Ages 3-5

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-12

Other resources:

Rethinking Adolescence: Using Story to Navigate Life's Uncharted Years (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006) by Jay D'Ambrosio

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