Arnold Bennett (British novelist, playwright, critic, and essayist) once said, “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” Although change causes discomfort, we can’t seem to escape the need to change. Countless authors discuss this need along with strategies to successfully change lives and habits. Everyone seems to have an idea about how to change, and in many ways J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen are no different.

Like many authors, Black and Gregersen have written a book (It Starts with One) detailing effective pathways to change. Unlike other authors, they have created a model to follow that is easy to remember and implement. This model was designed for organizations, but is easily applied to individuals and families. As in organizations where change is most effective when leaders take the initiative to change, family change is most effective when parents take this initiative. As Mahatma Gandhi says, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Be the change you want to see in your family!

There are three simple steps to effective and lasting change: See. Move. Finish. First, family members must clearly see the need to change, then they must start moving to change, and finally they must finish by following through with the change. This website is designed to help you see the need for change and start moving. Only you can finish! This is a great place to start. Click the links to your right to learn more about each of these steps and the changes you can make to strengthen your family.

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