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Building Resiliency In Children
Healthy Holiday Recipe
Family Warrior Weekend
7 Habits For Effective
Teens Workshop Series
BUILDING RESILIENCY IN CHILDREN
To be Strong, Children need unconditional love, ab- challenges, they need to know that they can control
solute security, and a deep connection to at least one what happens to them.
Children with a wide range of positive coping strateSometimes the best thing parents can do to help
gies will be prepared to overcome almost anything
children is to get out of their way.
and far less likely to try many of the risk behaviors
that parents fear.
Children live up or down to adults expectation of
Listening to children attentively is more important
than any words parents can say. This applies to routine situations as well as times of crisis.
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD MS Ed, FAAP
A Parents Guide to Building Resilience in Children
Nothing parents say is as important as what children
see them doing on a daily basis.
Children can only take positive steps when they have
the confidence to do so. They gain confidence when
they have solid reasons to believe they are competent.
Laugh Out Loud
If children are to develop the strength to overcome
HEALTHY HOLIDAY RECIPE
ICED BROWN BUTTER SUGAR COOKIES
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons half and half
3 large egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
9 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup pearlized sugar or turbinado
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
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2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook 6 minutes or until dark brown. Pour butter into a large bowl; let stand 5
minutes. Add granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 2 minutes). Add
egg yolks, and beat at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute).
3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; stir with a whisk.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Turn dough out onto a sheet of wax paper; knead gently 7
times. Roll dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter into 32 cookies; reroll scraps as necessary.
Arrange cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake, 1 batch at a time, at 350° for 10 minutes or until
edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely on wire racks.
4. Combine powdered sugar, half-and-half, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, stirring with a whisk until icing is smooth. Spoon about
3/4 teaspoon icing onto each cookie; spread to edges. While icing is wet, sprinkle each cookie with 1/2 teaspoon pearlized sugar. Dry
on wire racks
L.O.L...laugh out loud
For each issue of the GO
GUARD Journal we will have a
section dedicated to laughing.
It is up to you, as readers, to
keep this section going. You
can submit your own personal
jokes at each yellow ribbon
event or submit them at
For each issue four jokes will
be selected and published into
the next issue of the GO
To all our military
youth thank you
for your sacrifice.
Why were the early days of history called
the Dark Ages?
Because there were so many Knights!!!
An Ideal homework excuse
Teacher: Where is your Homework?
Student: I lost it fighting this kid who said
you weren't the best teacher in the school.
What was Camelot ?
A place where people parked camels.
For Transitioning Combat affected service members/Veterans
(in any way) during OEF/OIF/OND and their immediate families
February 29– March 2
For more information and to register, please visit
Registration fee: Refundable $50 per family
Contact Kate Lipton at (404) 295-5295
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Or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Family Warrior Weekends are provided in partnership with
The Scott Rigsby Foundation
THE GEORGIA NATIONAL GUARD J9 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
We are delighted to share that
the J9 Christmas ornament is
proudly displayed on the
White House Christmas tree.
One Christmas ornament from
each JFHQ which represents
the Guard Families within the
state/territory/DC was handcrafted and placed on the
tree, alongside many other
participating National Guard
Programs throughout the
Dr. Jill Biden decorating the National Guard Tree at the
White House. Our ornament (made by The State Youth
Program) representing the Georgia National Guard Joint
and Family Services is right next to the arrow in the picture above.
This beautiful ornament was
created by our Georgia
National Guard State Youth
We extend our best wishes to
our Guard family during this
Things To Do During The Holiday
Come celebrate the 2013 holiday season by
taking a stroll through the glowing 21-acre
Park or a spin around Atlanta's only outdoor
ice skating rink located amongst the glittering
lights on the Great Lawn.
Disney Junior Live!
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Join us for this brand new live show, Disney Junior
Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure, featuring Sofia the First & Jake and the Never Land Pirates at the Cobb Energy Centre
reaching the home stretch in their
classes. Everyone is trying to bring
their grades up, and the work put
into these last few weeks could
mean the difference between an A
or a B in the class! While many
students are paying for tutors,
buying study books, and even
joining study groups, a large
On behalf of the Georgia majority of military kids are unaware
National Guard State Youth
of the resources available to them.
Council, I would like to wish
Tutor.com is an interactive website
everyone safe and happy
available for free to military kids. It
holidays! As the holidays apoffers real tutors all day, every day.
proach and the school semester Help is offered for just about any
comes to a close, students are
grade level and subject. So don’t let
bad grades turn you into
Scrooge this holiday season,
get the help you need to
raise your grade! The State
Youth Council hopes
everyone has a great holiday break!
GANG SYC President
There is no story like another…. But
there’s mine. My dad is in the
GA National Guard . He was deployed
for 14 months to Iraq . This was when I
was in 1st/2nd grade and my brother
and I were so little the only memories
we have are either stories that have
Even today, I still have attachments to
these things and even call upon them for been told to us or faint memories . They
help sometimes. I know now these
did not have Yellow Ribbon Events like
things helped me cope
When my Dad deployed, I found myself
alone in my room a lot, isolated from
the world. During this time I found myself becoming more attached to certain
things. These things helped me clear and
ease my mind during this time of distress.
My dad also works with FEMA and is going to South Korea as a CHEMICAL
OFFICER . I hope everything goes well for
7 HABITS TRAINING, IT’S A “WIN WIN”
LOCATION: DOBBINS ARB
January 21, 2014
TIME: 5:30PM –7:00PM
January 28, 2014
Youth Ages 12-17
February 4, 2014
PRESENTERS: Kara Coleman, MSW, LCSW
February 11, 2014
Mark Richards, BA, MA