by Ned Russell, Drug Free Nevada County
Tip – Asset #1 —Family life provides high levels of love and support.
The most basic things parents can give their children are to make them feel physically and emotionally safe at home and that they are valued individuals. Act in their best interests, not according to your own emotions. Be respectful even when you need to address negative behavior. Banish violence and hateful words from your home for both adults and children. Every day, look for opportunities to praise your children and let them know how happy they make you. And give them lots of hugs.
To learn more about the 40 Developmental Assets (Got40?), call 271-5617 or send email to info@Got40.org or NedRussell@pacbell.net.