30 Days of Social Connection| Day SEVEN: Journaling

by Mindy Lockard on April 8, 2020

Happy DAY SEVEN of our #30DaysofSocialConnection…

Today’s Power Skill: JOURNALING

While it might seem TOTALLY extra to write down your current daily experience, PLEASE, PLEASE,  just hear me out. Your current daily experience is something your children and grandchildren will ask about. And when it comes to passing down your story, of the Great Pandemic of 2020, how will you share it? Writing down your daily experience will not only help you in passing on the story of your life, but it will also help as you look back (6 months to a year +) on what you’ve been through. It’s when we write down how we’ve overcome difficult experiences, that we are able to remember and apply those situations to future encounters that require resiliency. Your future will thank you for recording today!

Here’s how we put “Journaling” Writing it Down into Practice:

  1. Using a journal or Notebook to record the happenings of today 
  2. Make sure to include the date.
  3. Include what you’ve done… even as boring as it might seem
  4. Also share the feelings you felt… sad, bored or even happy.  

Family Dinner Table Talk Questions / Conversation Starters:

  1. Share one moment from Shelter in Place that you’ll remember
  2. Share one thing you’ve learned about yourself from Shelter in Place
  3. Share one thing you’d like to see changed in teh world from Shelter in Place?
  4. What would you tell your kids / grandchildren about this experience?
  5. How do you plan to record the memory so you don’t forget?

Printables:

Looking for an easy way to have your teens feel productive during the day? Here’s our Ten-a-Day sheet that teens can fill out. This chart includes five blank spots that your teen can fill in and five family responsibility “nudges”  pre-written in to help give teens ownership and independence during these days that seem to run together… oy vey!

Printable:  Leadership Academy 10 a Day

HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE COMING UP IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS…

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30 Days of Social Connection | Day 6: Character

by Mindy Lockard on April 6, 2020

Happy DAY SIX of our #30DaysofSocialConnection…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Power Skill is our Final C of Leadership: CHARACTER

CHARACTER is an important Power Skill for connecting with others. Not only does it help us with our decision making, but it helps other people to know what they can expect from us.

Rather than shooting a video about it, I thought I would share one of my favorite explanations of the important Power Skill… this is a great video for the whole family, so pop some popcorn and get ready to all be inspired. Below you will find our Day Six Power Worksheet to help you explore the skill in your life:

Here’s how we put COURAGE into Practice:

  1. DAY FIVE | CHARACTER Guide Worksheet  
  2. Write our YOUR Power FIVE
  3. Explore how you use this skill at HOME, WORK, SCHOOL and OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
  4. Set a goal for how you can use this skill when we able to emerge from our HOMES. Because we WILL EMERGE from our HOMES! 

Family Dinner Table Talk Questions / Conversation Starters:

  1. How do you define GROWTH mindset?
  2. How do you define FIXED mindset?
  3. What type of mindset do you think you have? Why?
  4. Why is taking a moment to think important to your CHARACTER? 

Printables:

Looking for an easy way to have your teens feel productive during the day? Here’s our Ten-a-Day sheet that teens can fill out. This chart includes five blank spots that your teen can fill in and five family responsibility “nudges”  pre-written in to help give teens ownership and independence during these days that seem to run together… oy vey!

Printable:  Leadership Academy 10 a Day

HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE COMING UP IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS…

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30 Days of Social Connection: Day FIVE: Courage

by Mindy Lockard on April 5, 2020

Happy DAY FIVE of our #30DaysofSocialConnection…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Power Skill is our Fourth C of Leadership: COURAGE

 

Here’s how we put COURAGE into Practice:

  1. FIRST, print our DAY FIVE | COURAGE Conversation Guide Worksheet  
  2. Identify THREE people in your life that you’d like to learn from
  3. Reach out to them and ask to schedule a FaceTime or Phone conversation to learn about a story or two in his or her life when he / she was COURAGEOUS!
  4. Show up to the call ready to listen and learn!
  5. Think about what you learned in each call and journal about it.

Family Dinner Table Talk Questions / Conversation Starters:

  1. Why is COURAGE an important Skill to Exercise Regularly?
  2. When were you COURAGEOUS? 
  3. What did it FEEL like before your act of COURAGE?
  4. What did it FEEL like AFTER your act of COURAGE?

Printables:

Looking for an easy way to have your teens feel productive during the day? Here’s our Ten-a-Day sheet that teens can fill out. This chart includes five blank spots that your teen can fill in and five family responsibility “nudges”  pre-written in to help give teens ownership and independence during these days that seem to run together… oy vey!

Printable:  Leadership Academy 10 a Day

HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE COMING UP IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS…

 

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30 Days of Social Connection | Day FOUR: CARE

by Mindy Lockard on April 3, 2020

Happy DAY FOUR of our #30DaysofSocialConnection…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Power Skill is our THIRD C of Leadership: Care

Let’s be honest, we can’t truly connect with others without this VERY important Power Skill. It’s one of the most important and fundamental skills we will cover in this series. Today we are going to be talking about ways that we can build our family relationships by extending RANDOM ACTS of CARE to those we are with all day, every day… these days. At the Leadership Academy we talk often about how our Home “Social” Habit aka the way we treat our family, becomes our baseline habit for how we treat others. So my friends, LET the RANDOM ACTS of CARE Begin. (even if you’re not interested in doing our activity for today, you can easily make a list and check off the items as you extend care to your family, pets and even yourself. Have fun!

Here’s how we put CARE into Practice:

  1. FIRST, print our DAY FOUR | Random Act of CARE COLOR WHEEL  Power Skill Day Three Care Color Wheel
  2. Answer the CARE question on Page One
  3. Fill in the wheel on page two with ideas for Random Acts of Care, Color and Cut it out.
  4. Using a brad or a paperclip, attach the wheel to page one
  5. Give it a spin to let the Random Acts of Care Begin!

Family Dinner Table Talk Questions / Conversation Starters:

  1. How can work together to show CARE as a family on a regular basis?
  2. What type of Random Act of Care would you like to receive? 
  3. Share a time when someone in the family surprised you with an act of care that you remember.
  4. Why is caring for yourself an important part of helping you have strong social connections?

Printables:

Looking for an easy way to have your teens feel productive during the day? Here’s our Ten-a-Day sheet that teens can fill out. This chart includes five blank spots that your teen can fill in and five family responsibility “nudges”  pre-written in to help give teens ownership and independence during these days that seem to run together… oy vey!

Printable:  Leadership Academy 10 a Day

HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE COMING UP IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS…

 

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Well friends we are BACK with #30DaysofSocialConnection…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s focus is our second of five Cs of Leadership, CREATIVITY!

Creativity is the Power Skill that helps us think outside of the box, find new ways to communicate and allows us to express ourselves in unique ways. Not only is creativity important to social development but it is also really great for building self esteem. So let the CREATIVITY begin.

Here’s how we put CREATIVITY into Practice:

  1. FIRST, print our DAY THREE | PERSONAL LOGO Worksheet Power Skill Day Three Personal Logo
  2. Gather PENS, CRAYONS or COLORED PENCILS  
  3. Explore why Creativity and Social Confidence go hand in hand
  4. Using your POWER FIVE create a pesonal LOGO that reflets the words / pictures of what makes YOU amazing!

Family Dinner Table Talk Questions / Conversation Starters:

  1. Share your LOGO and explain why you chose the symbols and pictures to represent your personal brand through creativity!

Printables:

Looking for an easy way to have your teens feel productive during the day? Here’s our Ten-a-Day sheet that teens can fill out. This chart includes five blank spots that your teen can fill in and five family responsibility “nudges”  pre-written in to help give teens ownership and independence during these days that seem to run together… oy vey!

Printable:  Leadership Academy 10 a Day

HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE COMING UP IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS…

 

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