Nurturing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

According to research, families who focus on nurturing the mind, body, and spirit raise kids who are less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors, and are more likely to grow up thriving. Children and teens can nurture their minds, bodies, and spirits in many different ways— and with different emphases during different developmental stages. Consider the following resources for nurturing healthy mind, body, and spirit, no matter what your child’s age or stage. Hover over each image for more information, and click on the images to learn more about each topic.


1. Developmental Assets: A Profile of Your Youth (Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 2005), 2003 weighted aggregate dataset, unpublished report.