ParentFurther Blog

By: Becky Post

Search Institute is currently doing a lot of work to help adolescents develop perseverance skills to reach their school and life goals. A precursor to children developing perseverance is executive function, a term that refers to the capacity to control one’s behavior and direct it toward longer-term goals.

Other Blog Posts

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Education dominates the lives of most school-aged kids and teens, and yet moms, dads, and other parenting adults don’t always know how to talk about school, grades, and school problems. Sometimes kids are learning things in school that we don’t understand, so we may think we don’t have a lot to offer to help our kids succeed in school. Here are some tips to help any parent make a difference in his or her child's education. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

As the old African proverb says, "It takes a village to raise a child." Parents can help teens grow up successfully by encouraging them to connect with other caring and responsible adults who can be their mentors, guides, and role models as they make the transition toward adulthood. Here are some tips to help guide the way. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

It might seem obvious to say that it’s important to maintain open, warm, and honest communication in your family, yet it also can be really hard. Here are some tips to help you get started. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

The following tips are based on our 9 Parenting Strategies for raising successful kids, and can help you in your parenting journey toward raising resilient teens. Read more >>

This month, we've asked our experts to weigh in with tips on how to parent now for success later using these 9 Parenting Strategies. We'll be posting their tips along with free downloads all month long. Read more >>

In this excerpt from her September webinar, Liv Lane from talks about sharing your sparks as a family. Get tip >>
In this excerpt from his July webinar, Search Institute Vice President of Research and Development Gene Roehlkepartain talks about creating family traditions. Get tip >>

By: Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner

Why do we push kids so much to be so many things so fast? How about just being kids and a family? Read more >>

In this excerpt from his May webinar, Dr. Doug Coatsworth, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, talks about parenting with love and boundaries. Get tip >>

In this excerpt from her August webinar, Vision Training Associates Senior Trainer Flora Sánchez talks about the importance of other caring adults in a child's life. Get tip >>