"Search Institute’s newest research-to-practice initiative will focus on studying and strengthening the developmental relationships that help young people succeed. A developmental relationship helps young people attain the psychological and social skills that are essential for success in education and in life. Young people can form these relationships with their parents and family members, with their friends and peers, with
Wall Street Journal article by Sue Shellenbarger lays out helpful age-by-age guide to understanding teen behavior patterns and ways that adults can best support them. "...Tweens can actually slip backward in some basic skills..." "...Teens at age 16, who had affectionate moms when they were 12, showed brain changes linked to lower rates of sadness and anxiety and greater self-control..."
Yes, we find it surprising, too. But, parents & mentors, take heed. Help kids to stay safe by following these guidelines: In Vermont, to get out of a booster, a child must pass two milestones The child must be 8 years old to even consider leaving the booster. The child must pass the 5 step test to get out
Head Start's web page for families has a wealth of information and articles!
"The outdoors has something more to offer than just physical benefits. Cognitive and social/emotional development are impacted, too. Outside, children are more likely to invent games. As they do, they're able to express themselves and learn about the world in their own way. They feel safe and in control, which promotes autonomy, decision-making, and organizational skills. Inventing rules for