The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families® for Army Families


No doubt about it, we live in turbulent times. Many families are in trouble. Plus being a member of an Army family poses its own set of unique hurdles. Along with the normal challenges, Army families must also deal with the added stress of relocation and deployment. Building firm family relationships takes the combined energy, talent, desire, vision, and focus of each family member, plus proven principles to help members communicate their challenges and overcome them successfully together.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Army Families workshop provides a much needed framework for applying universal, self-evident principles that enable family members to communicate more effectively about their problems and resolve them successfully. Participants learn how to:

  1. deal with relocation or Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
  2. anticipate all phases of deployment
  3. apply an “Inside-Out Approach” to problem solving and goal creation
  4. resolve differences in marriage and family relationships by cooperating together creatively
  5. leverage family services both on and off the post
  6. abandon unhealthy behaviors
  7. build family traditions, unity, and a "nurturing family culture."


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Army Families workshop curriculum can be taught in a one- or two-day, facilitator-led workshop or in two-hour modules. Certification is available for clients wanting to facilitate this program in their military communities.