As they grow in age and experience, families will hit certain challenges along the way to building a trusting relationship with each other.
The “7 Habits of Successful Families” provides tools to decrease stress, increase family bonds and build a strong family base to help families when they are faced with life’s challenges.
The 86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program hosted the 7 Habits of Successful Families class to help military service members better develop and understand the values, views and habits of themselves and their families Jan. 25 on Ramstein.
Topics discussed during the course included being proactive, maintaining positive and frequent communication, and putting family first.
“We realize that each family is unique,” said Melissa Garcia, 86 MDOS Family Advocacy Program outreach manager. “We challenge participants to take the information from our classes and to adapt and apply what works best with their family values.”
Participants of the 7 Habits of Successful Families received the guidebook, which is based on the works of Stephen R. Covey and his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.”
“The 7 Habits of Successful Families workshop was an outstanding class,” said Eleanor Field, U.S. Air Forces in Europe program manager. “As a military spouse working full time, it is very important for me to focus on my family when I am home. This workshop gives my family the opportunity to develop a stronger bond and emphasized the importance of focusing on family, relationships and utilizing the time we have together.”
The two-hour class is open to any military service members and ID cardholders. The next course is scheduled for May 19.
For more information, contact Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.