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Developmental Assets

Researchers at Search Institute have identified 40 good things all kids need in their lives. Called Developmental Assets, these include a loving family, a caring neighborhood, self-esteem, and a commitment to learning. The more assets kids have, the more likely they are to do well and stay out of trouble. The books below help kids identify and build assets so that they can flourish in school and life.

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Buy the Set: Adding Assets Series for Kids

The seven books in the Adding Assets Series empower kids ages 8–12 to build their own Developmental Assets in relationship with caring adults.

What Kids Need to Succeed

Suggestions for helping kids build Developmental Assets, stay out of trouble, and lead healthy, productive lives.

Helping Out and Staying Safe

Kids learn simple, everyday ways to build the Empowerment Assets in their lives.

Making Choices and Making Friends

Kids learn how to build the five Social Competencies Developmental Assets to help them get along better with others and stay true to themselves.

Proud to Be You

Kids learn how to build the four Positive Identity Developmental Assets to help them feel good about themselves and optimistic about what's ahead for them.

Knowing and Doing What’s Right

Stories, tips, and ideas help kids make good choices and build positive character traits.

Smart Ways to Spend Your Time

Kids learn how to build the four Constructive Use of Time Developmental Assets to promote healthy, constructive, relationship-strengthening interests and activities.

Doing and Being Your Best

Stories, tips, and ideas show kids why and how boundaries and expectations help them behave in positive, responsible ways.

People Who Care About You

Kids learn concrete, realistic ways to build family closeness and strengthen other important relationships in their lives.

What Teens Need to Succeed eBook

Inspires and empowers teens to build their own Developmental Assets for the greatest future success.
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