In this age of divisiveness, disturbing headlines, and excessive devices, strong communication skills are more important than ever. Let's make time to practice these skills as a family. Here we offer 7 skills your family can begin practicing right now.
Kids – and adults too – face difficult situations more boldly if they've thought through their responses ahead of time. To this end we've compiled the list below to get your family started.
Finding our tribe is good for our health. It's good for our jobs. It helps us live longer. But do our tribes limit our social experiences? We need to intentionally throw open the gates to new friendships and new social experiences if we’re going to expand our cultural boundaries and unlearn the prejudice that's unraveling our country.
Unless we adopt healthy, intentional habits in our everyday family life, our best efforts at mindfulness will wind up like so many other things on our check lists: multi-tasked into meaninglessness, plowed through quickly, and crossed off before our goal is reached.
Helping others is reward enough. Yet an intentional family practice of kindness and volunteering teaches lessons that will last a lifetime.
The right book can do more than transport and entertain its readers. Powerful stories spark empathy for people we've never met. They inspire us to take action, to right injustices, or even simply to reach out to those around us. So how do you inspire your older child to put down the latest goofy series or dystopian saga and pick up a book full of big ideas?
As parents, we naturally feel over-burdened and under-inspired now and then. As the new year approaches, resolve to try these tools for self-renewal. Even better, these same tools can help you raise a house full of change makers!
Talking intentionally and openly about big ideas is at the core of DGT™’s mission and has had the greatest impact on our family’s life.
Each time we fall into this rut of negative thinking, we have to rediscover the kindness mindset. We must replace repetitious, limiting thoughts with empowering ones.
And the beautiful thing is... the empowering thoughts are just as true.
While we are knee deep in our digital feed, life is happening without us. We are addicted to our phones. And that can lead to big problems!