I would encourage everyone to go to the Search Institute site. I have a link to their site on my Resources page. It is an American site and this sometimes turns off Canadians, but they have an excellent framework for developing assets in young people as they go through their developmental stages. Their information is easy to read and they have many excellent suggestions for parents, grandparents and members of the community in general to begin, and continue the process of actively engaging with young people and optimizing their potential. They have many years of research to back up their approach. I believe that paying attention to Developmental Assets results in more resilient and emotionally intelligent young people. Take a chance and give it more than a cursory glance.
The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.
In 1990, in Vancouver, we made a documentary about our work with young people using substances. This was made through community television at Rogers. Randy Jones had a weekly community television show at the time, with Rogers, and he was our entry point to pitching this. We paid for the video tape, and did the…
A range of emotions and thoughts during an evening in downtown Victoria.
A post about long lasting male friendship and how to continue to cultivate it.
Parents experiencing conflict with their teen(s) report: decreased respect and cooperation difficulty communicating lack of connection increased anger, lack of laughter loss of social contract within the family We believe that strong parental leadership is the success to any family. We believe that any family can jointly create a positive and healthy environment for all…