All Posts by Audrey Monke

Camp Champions

Camp Champions is located in Marble Falls, Texas, and is a camp for boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.  Sessions range from one through six weeks. This Happy Campers Interview is with Camp Owner/Director Susie Baskin.   Video: Happy Campers Interview with Susie Baskin, Owner/Director of Camp Champions Camp Champions – A Summer…

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Carmel Valley Tennis Camp

Carmel Valley Tennis Camp is located in Carmel Valley, California and is camp for boys and girls ages 10-18. Sessions are one or two weeks. This Happy Campers Interview is with Susan Reeder and Steve Proulx, the owners and directors of Carmel Valley Tennis Camp. Video of the interview  

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Camp Chippewa for Boys

Camp Chippewa

Camp Chippewa for Boys is located in Cass Lake, Minnesota and is camp for boys ages 8 – 17. Sessions are four or eight weeks. This Happy Campers Interview is with Camp Directors Mike and Mary Endres, who have a long history with Camp Chippewa.   Video of the Camp Chippewa interview with Mike &…

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10 Must-Read Books for Parents of Boys

Resources/Related Posts Helpful Books for Raising Daughters 15 Books That Inspire my Parenting Raising Boys Ep. 16: Born to be Wild with Jess Shatkin Ep. 13: Raising Boys to be Knights Book Review: Age of Opportunity The Center for Connection Ep. 20: The Yes Brain with Tina Payne Bryson (podcast episode)

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Ep. 81: The Power of One with Travis Allison

“My great passion around camp is to get more kids there, because I really believe that every kid should go to summer camp.” In Episode 81, Travis Allison and I discuss the power of one person to make a huge impact on a child’s life, not only at summer camp but also in the home.…

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Happy Campers Speaking Tour

I recorded this video for educators who coordinate parent/teacher education. Please share with anyone who might be interested in being included on my Happy Campers book tour during the 2019-2020 school year. I’m currently scheduling my 2019-2020 book tour for Happy Campers. A speaking event and/or parent/teacher workshop about the book is a great launch…

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Ep. 80: The Emotionally Healthy Child with Maureen Healy

Emotionally Healthy Child

In Episode 80, I’m chatting with Maureen Healy, author of The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Children Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices We talk about embracing the discomfort of handling challenging emotions and raising emotionally healthy and happy kids. BIG IDEAS It’s okay to be uncomfortable with a feeling. We need to learn how to…

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Ep. 79: Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

Ep. 79 Sunshine Parenting

In this episode, Sara and I are chatting with Pam Roy, who offers research-based and important information for parents about education and career planning. We talk about how the world we’re working in has changed and evolved since we were in college and how to position our kids for a successful future. This episode was…

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Ep. 78: The Danish Way of Parenting (Part 2)

One of the hardest things is how to shut out all that pressure and believe in the simplicity. -Jessica Joelle Alexander In Episode 78, I’m chatting with Jessica Joelle Alexander, author of The Danish Way of Parenting. We talk about how the Danes raise happy kids who become happy adults. Big Ideas Denmark is one…

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Ep. 77: Comparison is the Thief of (Parenting) Joy

sunshine parenting

Human beings are not designed to be excellent at everything. -Sara Kuljis Show notes at In Episode 77, I’m chatting with my friend, Sara Kuljis, as we continue our series Encouragements for Parents. You can listen to our previous episode, Ep. 75: Begin with the (Parenting) End in Mind here. Big Ideas Human beings…

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