If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.
-Maya Angelou

One simple way to create happier and more connected families (and schools) is to remember to smile!

In my book, Happy Campers, I share this “One Simple Thing” tip in Camp Secret #3: Positive Practices Produce Optimistic Kids:

Start by giving your kids a smile at these times, every day:

• When you greet them in the morning to start the day.

• When you greet them after school or after not seeing them for awhile.

• During at least one conversation, when you’re looking at them in the eyes.

• At bedtime, as you tuck them in to say goodnight.

Four smiles, just for your kids, that will help them smile on the inside.

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