Tag, You're It!: 50 Easy Ways to Connect with Young People [NOOK Book]

Overview

Providing 50 commonsense ways to connect and build assets, this resource gives parents, caregivers, teachers, childcare workers, and youth workers practical ways to connect with young people. Each inspirational idea contains a reference to a supportive research study or expert opinion and includes action items for straightforward advice.
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Tag, You're It!: 50 Easy Ways to Connect with Young People

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Overview

Providing 50 commonsense ways to connect and build assets, this resource gives parents, caregivers, teachers, childcare workers, and youth workers practical ways to connect with young people. Each inspirational idea contains a reference to a supportive research study or expert opinion and includes action items for straightforward advice.
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"Offers great suggestions on how each of us can engage with young people – our own kids, our neighbor's kids, even those we don’t know yet." —Paul Gunderson, Camp Coca-Cola Foundation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574824872
  • Publisher: Search Institute Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,144,175
  • File size: 407 KB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Kimball-Baker is the director of publishing for Search Institute, a national nonprofit organization that provides practical research, tools, and training to individuals, initiatives, and organizations who are using a strength-based model of development to improve the lives of children and youth. During her 27 years in publishing, she has worked as a reporter, magazine writer, editor, product developer, and publisher for such organizations as the Houston Chronicle, The University of Houston System, and the McGraw-Hill Companies Healthcare Information Group.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: You're It! 1
1. Introduce Yourself 15
2. Be First to Smile 16
3. Learn Their Names, and Use Them 18
4. Look Out Your Window 20
5. Go to His Play 22
6. Ask for Help 24
7. Find Out When the Freshmen Play, and Go to a Game 26
8. Let Parents Know You Want to Be a Friend 28
9. Set Limits Firmly--and Kindly 30
10. Notice and Act 32
11. Shut Down a Stereotype 34
12. Judge Less, Support More 36
13. Hire a Young Person 38
14. Do Something at a School 40
15. Know the Curfew 42
16. Speak Up 44
17. Lend Your Favorite Book and Borrow Hers 46
18. Discuss the News 48
19. Say What Makes You Happy 50
20. Share Your Favorite Music 52
21. Laugh 54
22. Expect Respect, and Show It, Too 55
23. Search Out What You Have in Common 56
24. Listen 58
25. Compliment the Parents 60
26. Point Out the Long View--and Take It, Too 62
27. Talk about People You Admire and Why 64
28. Help Him Move through Frustrations 66
29. Grow Something 68
30. Play Games 70
31. Walk Around--for a Change 72
32. Send Them Back to School 74
33. Send a Card 76
34. Say What You Value 78
35. Talk about Getting through Hard Times 80
36. Agree to Disagree 82
37. Talk about Money 84
38. Tell What Makes Life Meaningful to You 86
39. Go to the Polls Together 88
40. Practice with Them 90
41. Walk Your Talk 92
42. Meet Their Friends 94
43. Trust Her 96
44. Go to a Meeting Together 98
45. Discuss Your Faith 100
46. Plan a Small Event Together 102
47. Review a Resume 104
48. Forgive 106
49. Help with Decision Making 108
50. Be a Rock 110
Sources and Resources
Bibliography of Research Sources 114
FSWs (Frequently Stated Worries) 120
What Are the Developmental Assets? 127
Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets 130
Additional Search Institute Resources 138
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