The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families offer valuable tools for developing and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world. Six mothers enrolled in Grace Place for Children and Families’ Bright Beginnings program participated in a workshop to learn the 7 Habits this month.
No family is free from challenges, from its own members or from the outside world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families teaches families to cope with those challenges in a way that makes them stronger. “All the information I learned was very important,” shares Blanca, a workshop participant. “We see many broken families in the world today, I don’t want that to happen to my family, or to other families here at Grace Place. I believe that by practicing the 7 Habits at home we can create successful and united families.”
The students learned how to be agents of change in their families; how to keep family a priority, even in the midst of a hectic world; how to work together effectively; and how families can move from a problem-solving to a creative mindset, focusing on accomplishing goals and contributing together in meaningful ways. By creating family mission statements, they identified the shared vision and values on which their families are based.
Cecilia, another participant, shares what she will taking away from this class, “Because of this lesson, I will be more proactive with my time, my words, and my family. I have set goals for my family and made plans for our future. I have learned that I need listen more actively and think what is best for my family and not just for me.”
Another student, Celia, shared how this lesson will help her family. “My children are all different ages and their needs are all different. I learned lessons I will apply to build better relationships with them, like how to listen more intentionally and better prioritize things.”
The next 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families workshop will take place this fall. Blanca, Cecilia, and Celia have already taken a leadership role in recruiting new students for the next session.