Family Works: Strategies for Building Stronger Families
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Online Resource for Family Works by the University of Illinois Extension.
Family Works provides strategies for building stronger families by covering a range of topics, including:
- Respect: When respect starts in the family with kindness, understanding and reaching out by listening, it really becomes a positive habit.
- Anger: Anger is a signal that something is going on that we need to take care of now. It's a cue to put us into action.
- Stress: We all have stress. It is with us throughout our lives. Find out strategies for turning stress into an advantage.
- Managing Time: Learning how to budget your time is important in all aspects of life, especially in a family.
- Values: The most important way for you to instill values is to be a positive role model by practicing what you teach.
- Responsibility: We teach responsibility by setting a good example, establishing guidelines, and giving children tasks for them to accomplish.
- School: School can be a source of stress for many families, so it is important for you and your children to prepare for school.
- Discipline: Discipline is about teaching your children, not punishing them. It's one of the most important, not to mention the hardest, jobs of a parent.
- The Teen Years: The most important lesson teenagers need to learn is to identify who they are in this big world and where they fit in.
- Gangs: It is human nature for people to gather in groups. But when these groups become known as gangs, we begin to panic.
- Drugs: What can parents do to help insure that their kids will be drug-free? The formula may be as simple as Stop, Look, Listen and Talk.
- Cultural Diversity: By learning and understanding similarities and differences in the various cultures that exist in the United States, we can make better decisions affecting the families in our communities.
- Maximizing Learning: Although families have different ways of resolving conflicts, some families are able to turn the conflict into a learning opportunity.
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