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Parents United Chapter
of Orange County, California

-- CREED --
  • To extend the hand of friendship, understanding and compassion, not to judge or condemn.
  • To better our understanding of ourselves and our children through the aid of the other members and professional guidance.
  • To reconstruct and channel our anger and frustrations in other directions, not on or at our children.
  • To realize that we are human and do have angers and frustrations; they are normal.
  • To recognize that we do need help, that we are all in the same boat, that we all have been there many times.
  • To remember that there is no miracle answer or rapid change, it has taken years for us to get this way.
  • To have patience with ourselves, again and again and again, taking each day as it comes.
  • To start each day with a feeling of promise, for we take only one day at a time.
  • To remember again that we are human, we will backslide, at times.
  • To remember that there is always someone willing to listen and help.
  • To become the LOVING, CONSTRUCTIVE, and GIVING PARENTS or PERSON that we wish to be.
  • -- OATH --
  • I choose to be responsible.
  • I am responsible for who I have been, for who I am, for who I will be.
  • I cannot change the past. I can take responsibility for my part in what has happened, for what I have done and what I have failed to do. I can alter the present.
  • I am responsible for my every action from this moment forward.
  • I can grow. I can change.
  • I can become remarkably new and different because I choose to take responsibility for my life.
  • -- COMMITMENT --
  • I choose to be in Parents United as part of a commitment to make my life healthy, rich and full.
  • A benefit of this commitment is the growth I experience.
  • I grow from taking RISK and taking ACTION.
  • Action includes being fully present in my personal therapy.
  • Action is being fully present in the social and group part of my therapy.
  • I am being offered a POSITIVE EDUCATION here.
  • My commitment show up when I USE my new knowledge for the good of myself and my family.
  • I HAVE THE ABILITY TO BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL TO MY CHILDREN.
  • My commitment includes looking at the changes I need to make to feel good.
  • I recognize that I may not change completely overnight, but I expect to do well because I am WILLING to do well.
  • I am willing to LOOK at issues I may not want to look at; as part of my commitment.
  • I am willing to DO things I may not want to do; as a part of fullfilling my commitment.
  • By DOING the things I am comitted to, I know that my integrity is showing in my actions.
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