FROM THE CHAPLAIN
Gidday from your School Chaplain,
A number of years ago I came across a very valuable youth work resource called the ‘40 Developmental Assets’, published by the Search Institute in the USA. In a nutshell, the Institute released a framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. More recently this organisation has created an online resource to encourage and support parents in raising their children using these developmental assets. You can visit the site at http://www.parentfurther.com . During future publications of the chaplain column in Tidings, it is my intention to pass on some of the developmental tips that I think our school community could benefit from as we seek to support our students to achieve their dreams.
Tip of the Week: Set clear expectations about how you want your child to do in school. This isn’t about putting undue pressure on your child. Instead, it’s about expecting your child to do as well as he or she can.
I want to help out at school, but between work and keeping my family together, I just don’t have the time. Is this thought rolling through your brain? I bet you have received at least one request (if not many) from the school to volunteer or help out on an upcoming project. I’m sure you also feel a twinge of guilt when you don’t sign up as a volunteer. You are a “good” parent and all “good” parents volunteer, right…? Good news! Here are 10 creative ways to share your talents without ever even entering the building! http://www.parentfurther.com/blog/parent-classroom-involvement
Have a great week.
Your Brother In Christ (YBIC – Rom 12:5)
Rev Ben Webb