Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism,
They learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility,
They learn to fight.
If children live with fear,
They learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with ridicule,
They learn to be shy.
If children live with shame,
They learn to feel guilty.
If children live with tolerance,
They learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement,
They learn confidence.
If children live with praise,
They learn to appreciate.
If children live with approval,
They learn to like themselves.
If children with acceptance,
They learn to find love in the world.

What are YOUR children living?

8 Keys To Military Family Success

1. INVOLVEMENT. Show interest in one another's lives. If one or both parents must be away from home for periods of time, stay in touch by letter, phone or tape.
2. RESPECT. Accept differences of opinion without being judgmental or highly critical.
3. ENCOURAGEMENT. Support each other and be good listeners to promote understanding and self-worth.
4. SERVICES. Make use of your installation's family center for support and information on military family life. Take advantage of special programs and activities the military provides.
5. TIME. Share meals, do household chores together, and enjoy recreational activities as a family.
6. SHARE. Involve all family members in responsibilities and decisions about issues affecting family life.
7. READINESS. Devise a family plan in order to be prepared for deployments and other changes common to military life.
8. PRIDE. Celebrate one another's successes. Encourage family members to be their best.