The 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents

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The 40 Developmental Assets is a list of assets that help young children to understand how relationships with your family and friends work and how teens can live a healthy life with them. One way to better understand the Assets is to look at how the appear in novels. One novel the assets can be seen is The Pigman by Paul Zindel, a book about parents influences on kids and shows childrens care for people they love. Three assets from 40 Developmental Assets were Other Adult Relationship,Honesty,and Caring. This three assets are shown in book when Mr.Pignati buys Love’n nuts for Lorraine,John telling Mr.Pignati that Lorraine and him is not Charity Workers,and John lying to Norton to protect Mr.Pignati. One of the Developmental Assets that is shown in The Pigman is Other Adult Relationships. This means that a teen has support from other adults who are not their family members. The asset of Other Adult Relationships is shown in The Pigman when Mr.Pignati buys a can of Love’n Nuts for Lorraine that she liked. After Lorriane, John, and Mr.Pignati went to the zoo together, they took a ...

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