Children and teens find meaning and purpose in life when they develop and listen to their own internal compasses. How does this guidance system emerge? Through adult support and relevant learning experiences! Hover over the compass points to see the eight internal strengths and their related skills. Explore articles by clicking on a compass point. Download an expanded, free Internal Compass Handout for use in discussions with parents, educators, and community leaders.
Free Internal Compass Handout
If you question today’s notions of success and wonder how adults really affect the growth and well-being of today’s digital generation, download this free eBook by developmental psychologist, Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD.
Price-Mitchell makes an argument that measuring success by grades and test scores alone is not enough. In fact, it is a practice that is hurting our children. How do we instill the types of skills and abilities that cannot be measured by numbers, including effort, critical thinking, collaboration, respect, caring, honesty, open-mindedness, initiative, and imagination?
Discover how children learn to be successful by developing an internal compass that guides them through life. Then ask yourself what lessons you learned from the adults who parented, taught, and mentored you. How will you share your story with the children you parent, teach, or mentor?