Brandi Metzger2021-05-20T17:42:06-04:00September 30th, 2015|Tags: family programs, one indy, unique gifts|
ONE INDY FAMILY PROGRAMS And 7 Things You Should Always Say to Family Today, right now - all families face challenges that can and do put terrific strains on establishing and maintaining harmony and peace. That is why we decided to offer PLC multi-family workshops throughout the year at each of our One Indy partner schools. Through all PLC family workshops, we help families understand how to grow and nurture the love that binds them. These interactive, non-threatening, and non-judgmental workshops start by focusing on the positive qualities in each family and highlight the unique gifts each family member adds to their small community. The goal is to help families understand they are working to make what is good even better. Then, the workshops continue the process of creating stronger families by gently peeling back the layers of - sometimes unnoticed - reasons for the breakdown in communication. Everyone is held accountable. Click here to download a list of Family Workshops that will be offered to families of students at each of our One Indy schools. This year's One Indy schools are IPS #15, #39, #51, and #58. As you can tell, we believe most families already have everything they need to make their family even stronger. Our workshops are designed to help them rediscover what it is they love about each other. If you'd like to try this in your own family, you might want to start with this...
Brandi Metzger2021-05-20T17:42:48-04:00July 24th, 2014|Tags: communication, connect and communicate, family programs|
FAMILY PROGRAMS "If I am in harmony with my family, that is success. Ute People home affairs are not talked about in the public. Yoruba People a family tie is like a mighty tree, it can bend but it cannot break." - Akan People What molds us more than our family? Who comforts us more? What teaches and directs us more than family? And who, in the best of cases, loves, nourishes and protects us more than our family? Family is our identity that stamps itself upon our very core. It's how we act, react, talk, cook, dress, worship, laugh, work, see life, and see ourselves. When a baby is born. The elders check the child out and try to figure who he or she looks like in the family. A few years into the development of the child, we hear from the elders again. "She acts just like Loretta!" Hopefully, Loretta was an ethical person. Or, "He has ways just like your Uncle Robert. I bet he turns out to be a good fisherman too." We are them and they are us. But what to do when our family really isn't a version of the idealistic "Huxtables," or "The Cleavers?" When the mother can't stay home to cook and do laundry wearing high heels and a strand of pearls? Oh, and the lace embroidered apron? And when the father doesn't come home every day at the same time -