- by Dr Gowher Yusuf
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- Mar 27 2017
Supporting Healthy Identity Development
Engage in warm, open communication: Provides both support and freedom to explore values and goals.
Initiate discussions that promote high-level thinking at home and at school: Encourages rational, deliberate selection among competing beliefs and values.
Provide opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and vocational training programs: Permits young people to explore the real world of adult work.
Provide opportunities to talk with adults and peers who have worked through identity questions: Offers models of identity achievement and advice on how to resolve identity concerns.
Provide opportunities to explore ethnic heritage and learn about other cultures in an atmosphere of respect: Fosters identity achievement in all areas and ethnic tolerance, which supports the identity explorations of others.
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