Do you have relaxed or overscheduled summers? I’m the first to admit that I’m more relaxed in the summer. I like a slower pace with my husbands and kids. We don’t overschedule – just 6 weeks of day camp and fun on the weekends and after camp.
Last weekend we headed out to Brookhaven Labs for their Summer Sundays, which is run by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The drive took an hour and was relaxing. We didn’t have to rush to get somewhere for once. The drive was part of the fun.
While there were so many activities going on at Brookhaven Labs, we decided to keep it simple.
We went to a fun magic show about chemistry and checked out Brookhaven Labs’ Fire Department (they have their own, dedicated fireman).
And it made me think –what are some ways to ways to #LiveBrighter with Kids?
10 Ways to #LiveBrighter with Kids
1. Laugh as much as possible.
2. Spend time together.
3. Relax the rules.
4. Really listen to each other.
5. Find ways to get your kids to talk about their day, not just “What happened at school/camp today?”
6. Introduce your kids to books and movies that you loved as a kid
7. Don’t be afraid to get silly with your kids, it lets them know that it’s okay to be a goofball.
8. Breakfast for dinner is totally okay at times.
9. Appreciate each other.
10. Encourage kids to try different activities outside their comfort zone.
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How do you #LiveBrighter?