by Ned Russell, Drug Free Nevada County
Tip – Asset # 28 – Integrity; Young Person acts on convictions and stands up for his/her own beliefs.
Ironically, the most important ways for parents to encourage integrity in their children is to show them by their own words and behavior that it is okay for friends (and family) to have different beliefs and convictions, how to listen to and discuss differences respectfully, and to be not be afraid to modify beliefs as they learn more about life. Praise young people when they make good decisions based on their beliefs.
To learn more about the 40 Developmental Assets (Got40?), call 271-5617 or send email to info@Got40.org or NedRussell@pacbell.net.