Much like OPTIMISM and its accompanying Superpowers are strategies for a purposeful life, the 40 Developmental Assets are the building blocks young people need to build a meaningful life – one where they feel successful, fulfilled, satisfied and care about others. Not surprisingly, the 10 Superpowers outlined in the book Life is Good and the 40 Assets are deeply connected. How? The Assets help young people harness the power of optimism by providing the relationships, experiences, supports and skills to help them maintain the perspective that even though life is not always easy and never perfect, it is often GOOD! And the more Assets youth have, the better life can be!
To learn more about the 40 Developmental Assets, go to: http://www.tritowncouncil.org/developmental-assets/
October’s Life is Good Superpower is CREATIVITY! AND the TTC Asset Connection is…
Asset #17: Creative Activities: Child engages in some form of artistic/creative expression — art, music, dance etc. on a regular basis.
TTC ASSET TIP: Harness the POWER of creativity at home! If you haven’t already done so, set aside an arts area in your home. Keep construction paper, paint, glue, string, scissors, and other creative supplies on hand. Spend time drawing and coloring together.