Tag Archives forGratitude

[Encore] Ep. 119: Year-End Reflection Activities

Show Notes Subscribe for resources and ideas for happier, more connected families.  This is an encore presentation of one of my favorite episodes. Enjoy! This episode is a live recording of my chat with Sara Kuljis about some of our favorite year-end reflection activities. Joining Sara and me for this episode is Kate Rader, one…

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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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Pick a Summer Theme!

With school out, longer days, and more open space in your family’s schedule, summer offers a great opportunity to try something new! Instead of getting bogged down (like I often do) with lofty goals and plans that just aren’t realistic (like cleaning out every closet), why not pick one main theme for your family’s summer…

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[ENCORE] Ep. 132: Creating Structure, Fun, and Connection

Show Notes Visit Sunshine Parenting for more episodes & resources. Subscribe for resources and ideas for happier, more connected families. Let’s all take a few nice, long, deep breaths. Hi Friends, We’ll be needing a lot more deep breathing in these coming weeks! This week’s episode is a recording of a live webinar Sara Kuljis…

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Ep. 165: Cultivating Kindness

SHOW NOTES Subscribe for resources and ideas for happier, more connected families. Kindness is a character trait we value highly in our friends, family members, and co-workers, and yet our kids may not know how much we want them to be kind, considerate, contributing members of their community. For World Kindness Day (November 13 –…

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Ep. 164: Growing Gratitude

SHOW NOTES Raise Thriving Kids  Join my PATREON squad for special perks, including bonus podcast episodes, exclusive posts, and resources!  Subscribe for resources and ideas for happier, more connected families.  In Episode 164, I’m chatting with my friend Sara Kuljis of Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp and Emerald Cove Day Camp. We talk about family gratitude practices…

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Ep. 137: Parents Who Lead

Show notes & links. In this episode, Audrey is joined by Alyssa Westring, co-author of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life. Alyssa is an associate professor of management at the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University. She has studied organizational…

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Ep.115: Giving Kids Meaningful Compliments

In this episode, Sara Kuljis is back to talk about giving kids meaningful compliments and focusing on our kids’ strengths. We recently hosted our Raise Thriving Kids workshop in Newport Beach where we spent the day discussing positive parenting tools. Since then, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback, especially on the topic of Level…

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Growing Gratitude

There’s nothing that triggers me worse than one of my kids acting entitled and ungrateful. Some of my least favorite phrases: “Why do we have to eat (whatever’s for dinner)?” “Why can’t I have the latest (iPhone, shoes)? Everyone else has them!” “Our Wifi is so slow.” Ugh and double ugh. Lack of gratitude definitely flips my…

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Ep. 114: Precursors to Gratitude

What comes before gratitude in our children? In this episode, Sara and I discuss how we can prepare our kids to become grateful people. Sara and I talked about gratitude last year in this episode about Growing Gratitude. Big Ideas As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, it is important to remember that we can cultivate a…

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