For Families: Month 10

Week One

Day 1
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Prompt

Have everyone pull out their time trackers, whether for devices or other time wasting activities.

When you see the time you’ve spent on your device, are you surprised? What are some ways you can challenge yourself to reduce the time you spend on these endeavors? What could you do instead?

Connecting

Connecting

Discuss ways you can help each other grow a new habit away from their device.

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Daily Challenge

This week, be very mindful about the way you spend your time. You don’t always have to be doing something, but it helps to spend time pursuing meaningful, fun activities other away from screens.

Day 2
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Prompt

This prompt will be done together as a family. If you can, sit in a circle.

What are some great things we can do together to fill our time away from the screen? What can we do as a family that gets us outside and into nature more?

Connecting

Connecting

Compile the list and look at what your first outdoor excursion will be!

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Daily Challenge

Plan for some family time in nature this week!

Day 3
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Prompt

It’s been said that people post on social media for two main reasons: to complain or to make themselves feel better. Why do you post on social media?

Connecting

Connecting

What did you have in common? What did you learn today?

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Daily Challenge

Today, check in with your emotions before you open any social media account. Think about why you’re posting and what need you’re trying to meet.

Week Two

Day 1
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Prompt

Since the advent of social media, we often forget to be present. Our conversations and time are continually interrupted by alerts, text messages, and emails. How can we value and prioritize the people around us in a way that’s meaningful?

Connecting

Connecting

What suggestions stood out the most to you? What can you implement in your own life moving forward?

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Daily Challenge

Today, practice being present. Listen fully to someone who is with you rather than allowing a phone alert interrupt your time. See how it is to continue listening to someone rather than take out your phone when you hear an alert.

Day 2
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Prompt

When we feel down, we often turn to social media (video games). What are some things kids our age could do to feel better that doesn’t depend on or use of social media (video games)?

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Connecting

What are some ideas that were of interest to both partners?

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Daily Challenge

Today, try a suggestion or two that was mentioned in our discussion. Little steps forward help us achieve our goals, and being present is an important one!

Day 3
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Prompt

Today is a day for a Blue Sky Moment. Find one to listen to as a family here.

Week Three

Day 1
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Prompt

Watch this video together as a family.

What stood out the most about today’s video?

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Connecting

What did your observations have in common?

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Daily Challenge

Today, think about ways you can change the world around you. Even small things can make a big difference!

Day 2
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Prompt

Kid President observes that the world is changed by one person at a time. Today, talk about a person who has made a positive impact on your life or the lives of others.

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Connecting

What did your examples have in common? What traits are similar in the people who make the world a little better for others?

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Daily Challenge

This week, consider ways you can be a positive influence on the people around you. This is world-changing stuff!

Day 3
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Prompt

Communities often have a built-in culture — ways of we do things, things we think, food we eat, etc. What are the ways your culture influences you? It could be your family culture, your heritage, your friend group… How has that shaped who you are today?

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Connecting

Were there any similar influences you’ve both had? Even if we have similar influences, we each get to choose what we do with these. This is empowering to remember that we all have the power to choose what we do with what we’re handed.

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Daily Challenge

Today, focus on the positive influences you’ve had in your life. These reflections will help you grow your gratitude muscle!

Week Four

Day 1
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Prompt

This prompt will be done together as a family. If you can, sit in a circle.

Generate ideas on how we can help change our family culture for the better.

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Connecting

Are there any things on our list that we can start doing this week?

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Daily Challenge

Today, let’s all do our part in making the next few months as good as they can be in our family.

Day 2
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Prompt

How can we develop a family culture that cares about the physical world around us? Things we could incorporate into our family culture that treats our world a bit more gently?

Connecting

Connecting

Compile everyone’s ideas into one cohesive list.

What are a few things we can start implementing right away as a family?

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Daily Challenge

This week, really think about how our actions effect the physical world around us.

Day 3
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Prompt

Friendships bring a lot of satisfaction to our lives, but sometimes they get off track. What are some reasons we stop getting along with our friends?

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Connecting

What did your observations have in common?

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Daily Challenge

Today, think about the potential pitfalls that bruise or break apart good friendships. It is worth it to take a deep breath and work through difficult times. We can’t replace friends! Notice you actions with friends today.

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