At this time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the letters to Santa, the hustle and bustle of getting gifts for our children, the parties, the events that we lose track of some of the most beautiful opportunities this season has to offer. Listen as Saren reads three popular posts about helping children get excited about giving and protecting family time during the holidays.
Check out some great ideas and insights for protecting what matters most during the holidays — and enjoy great suggestions for holiday read-aloud classics.
When I was growing up, my siblings and I worked hard in November and December to earn money for Christmas presents. You see, along with the joy of receiving, my parents really wanted us to fully experience the joy of GIVING at Christmastime. So from the time we were very young, we worked, earned money and purchased all our own Christmas gifts. And some of my favorite holiday memories are centered on the gifts I was able to give to family members and the thoughtful gifts I received from siblings.
What do you think is the key to happiness? Could it be gratitude? In this episode, Saren shares three great posts on gratitude. Each post offers stories and concrete ideas to help you pump up the gratitude and experience greater happiness in your life.
This 7-minute TV interview with Power of Families Director Saren Loosli offers easy but meaningful ways to help your children embrace the values of hard work, love, and kindness.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
This is the Loosli family’s traditional Halloween dinner. It is really quick and easy to make and is the perfect thing to feed your little super heroes and princesses before they head out to trick or treat!
How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
hat kind of schooling is right for our children? Public school? Charter school? Neighborhood school? Private school? Homeschool? There are so many choices these days! This episode can help you figure out what is right for your children and family.
Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
It’s 5:30pm. Everyone is hungry and cranky. There isn’t a lot in the fridge. What in the world are you going to make for dinner? If this sounds familiar, this episode is for you!
In response to questions from readers, Saren offers concrete ideas for how we can work more effectively with children who are strong-willed, opinionated, and/or stubborn and who we clash with all too often.