Values are core principles that give our lives meaning and propel us through difficult times. They help our kids identify their interests, make choices, and develop into the unique people they are. People are hard-wired to pursue authentic, personally meaningful, and relevant work, research shows. Whether at home, school, or work, people are more likely to be engaged in a task when it has personal meaning for them. So, it is important that our kids understand what’s meaningful for them. Take the time to reflect with your kid about what truly matters most to them, and then take steps forward to help them develop in those areas.