Archive Monthly Archives: September 2021

Three Good Things

Sharing three good things with each other during daily family sharing is a great way to connect AND grow gratitude. It’s simple. During sharing time, each person shares three good things that happened in their day OR three things they’re grateful for. This gratitude exercise (when written down) has been proven to reduce depression symptoms.…

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Connection Tip #2: Start a Daily Family Sharing Habit

“Just like at camp, connections are the result of intentionally chosen, day-to-day family habits that create feelings of warmth and belonging.”​ –Happy Campers Secret #1: Connection Comes First One of my favorite connection tips (besides unplugging) is having a daily family sharing habit. I’ve honed my ideas on this topic over many years of practice around…

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Highs, Lows, and Buffaloes

What do kids choose to share about their friendships, camp experiences, time at school, and other life experiences? Sometimes, not much. An activity we do during nightly campfires at camp is an excellent way to get kids to share, and it’s also an easy family sharing habit that leads to better communication and connection. Highs…

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[Encore] Ep. 121: The Power of Showing Up with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Show notes & links available here. Subscribe for resources and ideas for happier, more connected families.  This is an encore presentation of one of my favorite episodes. Enjoy! Helpful short video messages from Tina A message for parents: https://vimeo.com/399730541 Fear Messaging vs. Safety Messaging: https://vimeo.com/402467778 Two Things that Increase Chronic Stress and Two Things that Reduce it in Our Kids: https://vimeo.com/402633303 Hit the Restart Button on Your Parenting: https://vimeo.com/402646808 DOWNLOAD Tina’s…

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Connection Tip #1: Full Attention

“It’s the little, ordinary parts of our family life that our kids will remember. The feeling of what it was like to be home and to belong.”​ –Happy Campers Secret #1: Connection Comes First Kids need our full, undivided, undistracted attention for at least a few minutes every day. As little as TWO minutes a day…

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