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Strengthening Families: 5 Ways to Foster Creativity

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When we hear the word creativity, we might think crayons and paint and envision the need to make something. But creativity is actually about growth. It is about embracing life, finding ways around obstacles, and expanding our horizons. Family life is one of the best places to foster creativity.…

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Strengthening Families: Playdough Pictionary

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We started playing Playdough Pictionary because one of the characteristics of strong families is that they play together. And the old saying is true—families that play together, do tend to stay together.
Being active and involved in activities and games together is one of the best ways for families to …

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Strengthening Families: Core and Balance Leisure Activities

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It's true that "Families that play together, stay together." But it 's not just about doing anything together—it does matter what we choose. By making good choices about the activities families participate in, we can ensure that playing together will help us stay together. Families, just like individuals, need a…

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Strengthening Families: Better Communication Through Better Listening

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Communication is a vital part of successful family life. Positive and effective communication will help your family save time by clarifying information and helping family members avoid conflict and misunderstandings. It also helps family members feel understood. Not to be forgotten, effective communication among family members creates an environment where…

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Strengthening Family Relationships Through Defining and Recognizing Roles

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Family roles play a very important part in healthy family functioning. Understanding the role each of us plays makes it easier for our families to handle the ups and downs of everyday family life. Think of family roles like a motor in your car. All the pieces have to work…

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