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16. Better World Families

"The greatest gift we can give to our children
is to raise them in a culture of peace."
-- Louise Diamond

We can dream about a time when the human family will strive to get along and work together to create a better world. But most of us have our own families where our peacekeeping skills and better world lifestyle will be constantly tested. Creating more peaceful families can be one of the most rewarding and difficult tasks for a peacebuilder.

A family is one of the most basic models of what a better world can be like. And yet, like the world, most families don't feel connected because they forget or don't recognize the common goal they share that unites them. The members of a family are joined by bonds of love; they help each other meet all of their physical and emotional needs. A family that strives to become a better world family can help each member to feel more fulfilled and better about themselves and the world.

The first step to becoming a Better World Family is to decide to become one. It will be an ongoing learning experience with lots of mistakes. You'll need all of the tools you've learned as peacebuilders. You might decide to set a regular time to discuss and work out family problems and issues. You'll want to make sure that you show your concern and encouragement for each other, regularly. You'll need to let things go and apologize and accept apologies and make amends when apologies aren't enough. You're a team and you want to work it out. You may decide to work together on DO ONE THING projects for a better world as a way to strengthen your dedication.

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0. Do you wish for a better world? 
1. What If... 
2. The Big Picture
3. The Better World Movement
4. Living for A Better World
5. Goals & Obstacles 
6. A Better World Starts With Me
7. Better World Lifestyle
8. Inner Peace
9. Time Out For Peace
10. One Step At A Time
11. We Can Work It Out
12. Live In The Now
13. Choices for a Better World
14. Living Sustainably
15. Better World Activists
16. Better World Families
17. Teach a Better World
18. Better World Clubs
19. Celebrate for a Better World
20. Better World Fairs & Festivals
21. Letters for a Better World
22. Spread the Word
23. A Better World Economy
24. A Better World Industry
25. Envision A Better World  
26. Better World Blueprints  
27. Imagine A Better World 
28. Better World Institutions
29. Better World Projects
30. Questions & Answers

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