Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: Intentional Summer

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The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you expert insight and encouragement to help you have an INTENTIONAL SUMMER! Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share simple ideas for making the most of your time this summer.

Helpful Insights from the Episode

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Summer gives us room to move our kids toward purpose by helping them connect with their natural interests.

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Think about your kids’ natural interests and find ways to connect them to those activities.

Are My Kids on Track Family Challenge (page 75)

The Healthy Mind Platter by Dan Seigel

  • Focus Time
  • Play Time
  • Time In
  • Connecting Time
  • Physical Time
  • Sleep Time
  • Down Time

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The Healthy Summer “Platter” – Our Menu for an Intentional Summer

  • Rest
  • Play 
  • Learn
  • Grow

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Download a copy of Our Menu for an Intentional Summer.

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Reflection and Gratitude.

Summer is a great time to resurrect the art of the “thank you” note.

Gratitude resets the brain. 

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3 Intentional Practices for the Summer:

  1. Find a family mission experience you can do together regularly.
  2. Use the healthy summer platter to create a family plan.
  3. Start a practice of gratitude as a family.

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Psalm 74:17 (MSG)

You own the day. You own the night. You put stars and sun in place. You laid out the four corners of the earth, shaped the seasons of summer and winter. 

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Read Mark 6:31, a story about Jesus encouraging His disciples to rest.

Summer is a good reminder that Jesus did not rush.

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Summer is a time to answer Jesus’ invitation to slow down, connect, tell stories, and dream.

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“Meet me at the big tree.”

A place to slow down, connect, tell stories, and dream.

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Psalm 121:5 (NIV) . . . the Lord is your shade . . .

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