Boundaries and Expectations | External Asset
Young people need clear rules, consistent consequences for breaking rules, and encouragement to do their best.
The Six Boundaries and Expectations Assets:
Family boundaries—Family has clear rules and consequences, and monitors the young person’s whereabouts.
High expectations—Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.
Positive peer influence—Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior.
Adult role models—Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
Neighborhood boundaries—Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior.
School boundaries—School provides clear rules and consequences.
Everyday Asset Building Tips:
When setting boundaries for someone else, explain the values behind them.
Talk together about how to establish family rules and consequences
Treat all people, regardless of age, with respect
Be a positive role model in a young person’s life
Respect teenagers’ privacy, but take interest in their friends and activities