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12 Steps For Kids

Step 1
I am powerless over alcohol, drugs and other people's behavior, and my life got real messed up because of it.

Step 2
I need help. I can't do it alone anymore.

Step 3
I've made a decision to reach out for a Power greater than me to help out.

Step 4
I wrote down all the things that bother me about myself and others, and all the things I like, too.

Step 5
I shared these with someone I trust because I don't have to keep them a secret anymore.

Step 6
My Higher Power helps me with this, too.

Step 7
The more I trust myself and my Higher Power, the more I learn to trust others.

Step 8
I made a list of the people I hurt and the ways I hurt myself. I can now forgive myself and others.

Step 9
I talked with these people even if I was scared to because I know it would help me feel better about myself.

Step 10
I keep on discovering more things about myself each day and if I hurt someone, I apologize.

Step 11
When I am patient and pray, I get closer to my Higher Power, and that helps me to know myself better.

Step 12
By using these steps, I've become a new person. I don't have to feel alone anymore, and I can help others.

*From Kids' Power: Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics, by Jerry Moe and Don Pohlman