Parent, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: How Every Adult Can Change Kids' Lives

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Detailing daily actions that have a lasting significance on kids, this guide for all adults shows that positive adult–child relationships are one of the most important factors affecting a young person’s development. Rather than focusing on teens' problems, this handbook takes a proactiveapproach and highlights hopeful actions adults can take to have a positive impact on a young person’s life. For example, adults will learn to use 30-second encounters to offer compliments and to ask meaningful questions of ...
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Overview


Detailing daily actions that have a lasting significance on kids, this guide for all adults shows that positive adult–child relationships are one of the most important factors affecting a young person’s development. Rather than focusing on teens' problems, this handbook takes a proactiveapproach and highlights hopeful actions adults can take to have a positive impact on a young person’s life. For example, adults will learn to use 30-second encounters to offer compliments and to ask meaningful questions of children that lead to deeper conversations. This call to action invites every adult to be an advocate for children and teenagers, promoting happier, healthier, and more successful youth.
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Please, please, please don't judge this book by its cover! Youth development leader Benson offers concise, hopeful, and practical suggestions for connecting with young people in your community-from building authentic and sustained relationships to helping support youth-centered policies. His experience and knowledge show in the solid suggestions for positive change ranging from everyday moments (there are those specifics!) to long-term goals. The Search Institute has operated for more than 50 years and is widely recognized for its "developmental assets" work with young people. Highly recommended for anyone who works with youths. — "Parenting Short Takes," Booksmack! 1/20/11
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574822830
  • Publisher: Search Institute Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 490,521
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Peter L. Benson, PhD, is the president and CEO of Search Institute and is regarded as an expert in child development. He is the author of All Kids Are Our Kids and What Kids Need to Succeed. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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