Hello and thank you for visiting my online home!
My name is Audrey Monke, and here are some key numerical facts about me:
• Married for 26 years.
• 5 Kids ages 15-25.
• Summer Camp Director for 34 years.
• Writing my blog since 2012.
• Started my podcast in 2016 and it is MY FAVORITE THING to talk to the amazing people I get to interview.
• Book coming out in 2019!
I follow trends that are impacting children’s well-being and the research on what parents and other caring adults can do to help kids gain the character traits and skills they need to become thriving adults. My research has often focused on social skills, as kids really need good social skills in order to form the positive relationships they need to have a happy, successful life.
I like to read books, take classes, go to conferences, listen to podcasts, talk with educators and parents, and share ideas.
There are a lot of different ways people raise great kids, but there are also some common themes that can help guide us. My goal is to share tips and information that help us all raise happy, healthy, independent, responsible kids.
I also want to make sure that everyone in the world knows about the many benefits of camp experiences.
Read any inspirational books or heard any great speakers? Let me know! Email me with your ideas, comments, and questions! I LOVE to hear from readers and listeners.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your kids today!
Audrey “Sunshine” Monke