Beyond Our Children’s Report Card: A Roadmap

Parenting is the hardest job around. I personally find it all too easy to get caught up in the busy, fast-paced  minutia of day-to-day life and forget the big picture of what I really, truly care about as a parent. And I’m guessing others may have the same experience.

Our Beyond the Report Card: Cultivating What Matters campaign is all about exploring what really, truly matters to each one of us as a parent.  We invite you to read the following article as a roadmap of the journey we are embarking on over the next eight months. Help us start an Island movement, cultivating the conditions that help youth thrive. Let’s support each other in the tough job of parenting.

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Cezanne Allen, M.D. Director of Community & Youth Engagement
Bainbridge Healthy Youth Alliance


Successful Kids Need 8 Core Abilities:
How to Parent with Purpose

by Marilyn Price Mitchell, PhD.

Successful kids get excellent grades, right? They play at least one sport very well.

Successful kids do regular community service and, of course, take Advanced Placement courses. They attend the best colleges and attain great-paying jobs.


If you’ve ever envisioned this fairy-tale definition of kids’ success, it’s time to look beyond external measurements to the internal abilities that help children and teens learn to successfully pilot their own healthy and productive lives — today and as future adults.  READ ENTIRE ARTICLE


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What does raising a genuinely successful child mean to you?

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