by Ned Russell, Drug Free Nevada County Coalition
Tip – Asset #21 – Young person wants to do well in school.
John Wooden, the great UCLA basketball coach, said the best motivator is a pat on the back or a nod of the head to acknowledge good work. Praise your child's efforts and what he/she has learned at every opportunity. Avoid focusing on scores and grades except when you can link improvement in them to earlier effort.
To learn more about the 40 Developmental Assets (Got40?), call 271-5617 or send email to info@Got40.org or NedRussell@pacbell.net.