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June 3, 2015
Habit #12 – Ask for Help

The WISE family realizes there is a time to ask for help.   No one and no family is 100% healthy all the time.  […]

May 28, 2015
Habit #11 – Become Part of the Larger Community

The healthy family encourages everyone in it to become part of their larger community.   No family lives all by itself.   Every one is […]

April 15, 2015
Habit #10 – Patience and Acceptance

The WISE family fosters a sense of patience and acceptance of others.   Our family has some pretty dramatically differing views of lots of […]

April 8, 2015
Habit #9 – Laughter, Happiness, and Humor

The WISE family has lots of room for laughter, happiness, and humor. There are not many opportunities for all six members of our […]

March 26, 2015
Habit #8 – Order over Chaos

The Wise family projects an attitude of order rather than chaos – both physically and emotionally. Someone is in charge, everyone knows it, […]

February 28, 2015
Habit #7 – Positive Traditions

Wise families develop and nurture positive traditions.   Family celebrations of big days like birthdays, “gotcha days”, anniversaries, and graduations need to be a […]

February 18, 2015
Habit #6 – Family Responsibilities

The healthy family shares family responsibilities.   Parents often want to make this difficult by creating complex charts and graphs of who does what […]

February 11, 2015
Habit #5 – Independent Children

The wise family expects and supports independence in the children in the family. Sometimes don’t you just wish your little ones could make […]

February 4, 2015
Habit #4 – Speak Respectfully

Wise families talk to each other in ways that show respect and are clear and direct.   Back talk – smart mouth – sassing […]

January 7, 2015
Habit #3 – Being Together

Healthy families take the time to do things together.   Back in the day, parents were told that time with kids was ALWAYS quality […]

December 17, 2014
Habit #2 – Adult Relationships

Healthy families work to have a strong relationship between the adult caregivers.   I am well aware that families come in all shapes and […]

December 10, 2014
12 Habits of a WISE Family – Habit #1

Wise families thrive on commitment.   I know…sometimes you wish your family members were committed – somewhere safe and padded.    But seriously, commitment is […]

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