I wish I could guarantee results, but success depends on many
the best you can, and let's hope you have success.
OF FAMILY AFFIRMATION
CHARACTER & CONFIDENCE
something that we did as a family for years. It accomplished much:
sibling rivalry into sibling appreciation
away with self-centeredness in the family
everyone feel good about being helpful and contributing to the family
a positive family attitude
skills in affirming, loyalty, appreciation, & team cooperation
You can do this too! The Excellent Family
Member Award will encourage family cooperation and help everyone feel good about
contributing to the family's happiness and success.
great way to build affirmation and appreciation
into your family's way of relating
Take anything that can
make a good trophy and turn it into an award that will encourage family members
to work cooperatively and help out the family. The family can work together to
We used a plastic egg (one
used for Easter) mounted on a wooden block. A small American flag (or your country's
flag) in a block of wood would emphasize good citizenship. A class goblet could
be engraved with the name of your choice. I'm sure that your family can come up
with a wonderful Award Trophy to pass around each day.
it "Excellent Family Member Award" or anything you wish. We called our award the
"Good Egg Award". Call yours whatever you wish.
is how it works.
when the family gathers (usually for dinner, but you can do it during a commercial
on t.v.), the person who has the Excellent Family Member Award from the night
before (or the last time the family gathered together) awards it to someone else,
mentioning something appreciated which the person getting the award did to help
the family in the last couple of days.
2002 Dick Wulf, Colorado Springs, CO, USA