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Transitional Character

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Jessica Mendoza

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Acting with Love
How we can be the leader our child needs?

Don't focus on the behavior that needs to be changed, rather, who we want our child to become.
- When you realize enough is enough, there is no need to wait to change things.

- Decide now it is time to change, STOP with habits, create new and don't look back.

- Keep a daily journal of what you want to improve upon


- If there is a will, there IS a way.
Establishing behaviors for yourself...
What Can You do to Become, or to Help Others Become a Transitional Character?
Transitional Character
- List behaviors you don't like, create new ones for every bad.
- How can this new behavior bring you closer to happiness?
- Share with someone your new goals.
- Remember who you are and remind yourself every day!

McCall Gale
Emily Smith
Jessica Mendoza-Figueroa

Be the change
Having open arms
Breaking Bad Habits...
Helping Children become more positive.
“A transitional character is one who, in a single generation, changes the entire course of a lineage. The changes might be for good or ill, but the most noteworthy examples are those individuals who grow up in an abusive, emotionally destructive environment and who somehow find a way to metabolize the poison and refuse to pass it on to their children. They break the mold. They refute the observation that abused children become abusive parents, that the children of alcoholics become alcoholic adults, that ‘the sins of the fathers are visited upon the heads of the children to the third and fourth generation.’ Their contribution to humanity is to filter the destructiveness out of their own lineage so that the generations downstream will have a supportive foundation upon which to build productive lives.”
-Carlfred Broderick (1992). Marriage and the family.
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.
How is Attachment Theory Related to the Concept of Transitional Character? (1&2)
Define Attachment Theory
Define Transitional Character
Attachment theory and Transitional Character go hand in hand for these three reasons
1. During trying times we rely on closest family/
2. Who we surround ourselves with we become
3. When close relationships are broken what can

"Then, after several years of frustration, I began to realize that I needed to make changes in my own life. I was acting out of terror, not out of faith. The way of the Lord is not frightened frenzy. The Lord Jesus Christ brings hope, not despair. Satan is the author of discouragement and unhappiness."
Look inside yourself and be the example your children need to see. Always Move forward with faith.
The best way to do that, is by showing them that we love them and are here for them.
Don't judge them by their past, but help them to see their future.
Heavenly Father never withdraws his love from his children, he has his arms open and ready.
Ways to help others become transitional Characters
We should exemplify Christ's example, by showing that we love our children and are always there for them they will feel closer to you and seek for your comfort when times are hard.
Start early
Focus on positivity, never negativity
Center home life around happy values, i.e. Trust, loyalty, faith, and love, etc.
Never be forceful, pushy, or undermining
Practice friendship in family relations
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Though we can
strive to help
become transitional
characters through
our example,
there is one person
who is the perfect
example of this
concept and that is
our Father in Heaven.
Who are we?
If you really know that you are a child of God, you will also know that He expects much of you, His child. He will expect you to follow His teachings and the teachings of His dear Son, Jesus. He will expect you to be generous and kind to others. He will be offended if you swear or use foul language. He will be offended if you are dishonest in any way, if you should cheat or steal in the slightest. He will be happy if you remember the less fortunate in your prayers to Him. He will watch over you and guide you and protect you. He will bless you in your schoolwork and in your Primary. He will bless you in your home, and you will be a better boy or girl, obedient to your parents, quarreling less with your brothers and sisters, helping about the home.
~ President Gordon B. Hinckley
- A Child's life should be fun, outgoing, and stress free.
- Teach them what has happened is not their fault.
- Praise good behavior
- Make lists of things that will make them happy and do those things.
- Keep children active, and away from negativity.
- Teach them about who they are! That they are loved, and that their Father in Heaven wants to see them happy.
- Listen to their needs, and meet them.
- One on one time.
my dear young friends, that you really are a child of God who has inherited something of His divine nature, one whom He loves and desires to help and bless. I pray that our Heavenly Father will bless you. May He smile with favor upon you. May you walk in His paths and follow His teachings. May you never speak the evil language that boys and girls are inclined to speak at school. May you ever be prayerful unto Him, praying always in the name of His Beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. May each of us resolve to always follow Him in faith. May life be kind to you, for you are indeed a child of God, worthy and deserving of His love and blessing.

~ Gordon B. Hinckley
Citations cont.
We cannot change someone by force,
but we can be there for them
through everything
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Monson, T.S. (n.d.). When You Think no one Cares. Retrieved on October 24, 2014 from http://do-more-with-les.blogspot.com/2012/04/when-you-think-no-one-cares.html

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