1. I receive high levels of love and support from family members.
  2. I can go to my parent(s) or guardian(s) for advice and support and have frequent, in-depth conversations with them.
  3. I know adults, other than my parent(s), I can go to for advice or support.
  4. My neighbors encourage and support me.
  5. My school provides an encouraging and caring environment.
  6. My parent(s)/guardian(s) help me succeed in school.
  7. I feel valued by adults in my community.
  8. I am given useful roles in my community.
  9. I serve in the community one or more hours each week.
  10. I feel safe at home in school and in the neighborhood.
  11. My family sets standards for appropriate conduct and monitors my whereabouts.
  12. My school has clear rules and consequences for behavior.
  13. Neighbors take responsibly for monitoring my behavior.
  14. Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
  15. My best friends model responsible behavior.
  16. My parent(s)/guardian(s) and teachers encourage me to do well.
  17. I spend three hours or more each week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts.
  18. I spend three hours or more each week in school or community sports, clubs, or organizations.
  19. I spend I spend one or more hours each week in religious services or participating in spiritual activities.
  20. I go out with friends with nothing special to do two or fewer nights each week.
  21. I want to do well in school.
  22. I am actively engaged in learning.
  23. I do an hour or more of homework each school day.
  24. I care about my school.
  25. I read for pleasure three or more hours each week.
  26. I believe it is really important to help other people.
  27. I want to help promote equality and reduce world poverty and hunger.
  28. I can stand up for what I believe.
  29. I tell the truth even when it is not easy.
  30. I can accept and take personal responsibility.
  31. I believe it is important not to be sexually active or use alcohol or drugs.
  32. I am good at planning ahead and making decisions.
  33. I am good at making and keeping friends.
  34. I know and am comfortable with people of different cultural, racial or ethnic backgrounds.
  35. I can resist peer pressure and dangerous situations.
  36. I try to resolve conflict non-violently.
  37. I believe I have control over many things that happen to me.
  38. I feel good about myself.
  39. I believe my life has a purpose.
  40. I am optimistic about my future.
Search Institute calls these questions building blocks of healthy
 development.  The expectation for children that can respond positively to
 these questions is health, caring and responsibility in their adult
 years...or so it seems to me.