Parent Resources On Positive Behaviors

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Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).

The Developmental Assets Framework

5 Ways to nurture your child’s developing mental health

Activities that secretly train your child’s brain
ADHA and autism spectrum disorders . . .
Adolescent brains are different
APA: Multitasking: Switching costs
A comprehensive-and controlled- look into adolescent brain development
A parent’s guide to why teens make bad decisions
A window into adolescence 
Adolescent brain cognitive development
Adolescent brain development
Bilingual children may lose less brain matter…
Brain development impacts future well-being
Brain scans of 9-11 year-olds offer clues about aggressive, antisocial behavior
Brain Training
Decision-making is still a work in progress for teenagers
Family environment affects adolescent brain development
Gadget overuse may cause poor literacy, cognitive skills
Gross motor skills tied to child’s brain development
Heavy multitaskers have reduced memory
How does coloring help kids imagination
How the teen brain makes decisions
Information about how a teenager’s brain works
Memory and attention: A symbiotic relationship for a better brain

Nurturing the amazing teen brain
Nurturing the teenage brain
NYT: Screen Use Tied to Children’s Brain Development
Poverty affects brain development, cognitive performance in children
Shaping the teenaged brain
Sound for the mind
Storytime’s brain-building power

Teen anxiety and depression
Teen brains are wired for risk-taking
The Effects of Task Interruption on Human Performance
The science of the adolescent brain
The teen brain in a grown-up world
Teens, junk food, and brain health…
Teenage brains have a totally different way of making decisions
Tips and tricks to stimulate brain activity in children

To the brain, reading computer code is not the same as reading language
What happens in your brain when you play with your children
What you need to know about the science behind your baby’s brain
Why ages 2-7 are so important to brain development
Why lectures backfire



APA: Can the kids wait? Today’s youngsters may be able to delay…
A child’s brain activity reveals their memory ability
Adolescent brain development and the risk for alcohol and other drug problems
Adolescent decision making: an overview
Adolescent development of the reward system
A behavioral scientist looks at the science of adolescent brain development
Brain and cognitive development during adolescence
Brain differences detected in children with depressed parents
Can adolescents learn self control? Delay of gratification…
Changes in millennial adolescent mental health . . .
Child brain is not just an adult brain in a smaller size
Connecting the brain to the rest of the body
Children’s brain scans unveil areas that are responsible for perceiving social interactions
Decision-making in the adolescent brain
Don’t underestimate the developing brains of children
Education and the brain
Family environment affects teens’ brain development
Gender difference in impulsive action and impulsive choice
Judgement and decision making
Left Brain – Right Brain
Neighborhood conditions associated with children’s cognitive function
New understanding of adolescent brain development
Older children’s brains respond differently to rewarding vs. negative experiences late in day
Sleep, brain development, and mental health in children
Teen brain changes bring social benefit but mental health risk
The adolescent brain
The adolescent brain
The teenage brain: Peer influences on adolescent decision making
Why stress happens and how to manage it
Why the preteen years are a critical period for brain development



5 benefits of learning to play a new instrument
6 benefits of music lessons
10 benefits of children learning a musical instrument
Benefits of Music
Classical music helps your child’s mental & emotional development

Correlation Between Musci and Math
Creative listening: How music can improve your creativity as a mind booster
Doctors now prescribing music therapy for heart ailments, brain dysfunction, learning disabilities, depression, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, Childhood development and more
Does band class really help develop our brain?
Does music boost your cognitive performance?
“For a log of my students, this is their safe space”
Harvard Medical: Why is music good for the brain?
How could playing the piano be good for your health?
How to foster a love of music in children
How much does your kid get from music in school?
…Learning a musical instrument
Lifetime benefits of playing music
Musical achievement linked to student performance in math or reading
Music benefits a child’s development
Music classes strike a chord in kids’ brain development
Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain
Music is a great tool for aiding child development
Music is a workout for the brain
Musical training can improve attention and working memory in children
Musical training can improve working memory in kids
Music truly is instrumental to math and reading achievement in children
Positive Effects of Music
Power of music can change your life
Reasons why you should learn a musical instrument 
Research Suggest Positives From Music
Sound for the mind
Strategies for using music in all subjects
Strong links between music and math, reading achievement
Symphony music can develop young brains and community bonds
The benefits of children learning how to plan an instrument
The hidden benefits of learning an instrument
What you should know about playing digital pianos


Classical music during sleep helps students learn
Evaluation of habits of mind in music education…
General Music Learning Is Also Social and Emotional Learning
Music Education … in Primary School Children
Music education and academic achievement
Music training can change children’s brain structure and boost decision-making network
Neuroscientists’ research reinforces music’s impact on the developing brain
The Benefits of Music and Movement in Early Mathematics
The Psychological Functions of Music in Adolescence
The role of music in adolescent development . . .
USC research reinforces music’s impact on the developing brain
Why playing music makes adolescents and adults more harmonious


5 ways parents can impact student success in school
6 ways to motivate your kids
10 outcomes of successful parenting
Authoritative parenting is a psychologist-back technique to raise confident and independent kids
Best toys for your child’s development
Challenging yet positive parenting style benefits children’s development
Connecting with your Teen
Don’t make assumptions
Effects of Bad Parenting
Family Life and Delinquency
Get around this drug talk obstacle
Hard-to-handle issue all parents face at one time or another
Helping middle school students thrive
How ADHD Changes in Teens
How did your upbringing shape your own parenting?
How to be a more patient parent
How to bond with your teen…
How to keep your tween talking
How to talk to your teens about their unhealthy behaviors
Important talks with teens
Link between active fathers & teens’ emotional development
Mindful parenting: 5 tools to set healthy limits for your child
Parents and Crime
Parents who raise the most successful kids communicate with them in one specific way
Parenting a child with OCD
Parenting is never knowing what you’ll get
Parenting should be a source of joy!
Parenting Styles
Parent Vs. Peer impact
Playing with babies can make your brain waves sync up together
Reflections on parenting

Resources for Healthy Sexual Development in Children and Youth
Role of Family in Adolescent Development
Routine: Less is often more…
Saying ‘yes’ may be the most powerful, and overlooked, tool in parenting
Talking to teens about drugs
Teen anxiety and depression
The best way to spend 10 minutes daily with your child…
The importance of focusing on teen strengths
The most successful kids have parents who do these 5 things
Resources about Drugs
The Real Drug Talk #1
The Real Drug Talk #2
The Real Drug Talk #3
The Real Drug Talk #4
The Real Drug Talk #5
The way a parent plays with their child has the potential to impact future mental health outcomes
Teens with risk-averse peers make safer choices.
Use teachable moments
What’s going on in your tween’s mind?
What happened to American childhood?
What teenage boys have to face in 2020
Why ‘permissive parenting’ could be hurting your kids in the long-term
Why the Coronavirus crisis hits teenagers particularly hard: Developmental scientists explain


Apps you want to know: A Parent’s Guide
Checking your kids phone regularly can keep them out of trouble
Early screen time impairs brain development
How to know if your child is ready for a cell phone…
How to protect your children from online sexual predators
mSpy Parental Control Solution
Screen time and Your Child’s Brain
The age of cybersecurity is forcing parents to redefine “the talk”
Too much screen time harms brain development
Too much screen time? Here’s how to dial back

Teen Slang

Parents’ guide to the language of emojis
Teen slang, emojis, & hashtags parents need to know….
Teen texting slang…
The teen slang dictionary for parents
Urban dictionary



APA: Psychology of positive youth development
PEW: Looking to the future, public sees an America in decline on many fronts
Adolescents’ sexual risk behavior is sharply reduced with involvement of parents and healthcare providers
Children’s mental health is affected by sleep duration
Children, wired – for better and for worse
Parenting is not about controlling your child
Relationship Between Parenting and Delinquency
The Development of Delinquency
The 12 steps and mindful parenting: Steps 1-3
The 12 steps and mindful parenting: Steps 4 and 5
The 12 steps and mindful parenting: Steps 6 and 7
The 12 steps and mindful parenting: Steps 8 and 9
The 12 steps and mindful parenting: Steps 10 and 11
The 12 steps and mindful parenting: Step 12
Three principles of good parenting