Communication Ideas

Writing Personal History

I would really like to write a personal history for my children and grandchildren but it seems overwhelming. How do I begin and what should I include? I often find myself saying “I remember when ……” and sharing a memory , so I decided to begin writing short “I...

What Makes a Family Happy?

What is your secret to a happy family? Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of the book "The Secrets of Happy Families, says there a 4 keys to building a family that will be truly happy. 1. Happy families know who they are. When your family agrees on its core values and...

Fun Family Dinners

Fun Family Dinners

With our hectic lifestyles it's often difficult to get all the family to sit down to dinner together. But it is worth the effort because the communication that occurs over the course of eating a meal together can lead to greater understanding between grandparents,...

Random Acts of Kindness Pumpkin

Random Acts of Kindness Pumpkin

Copy and cut out a pumpkin for each member of the family. Write the names on the stem. Put them on the fridge or a bulletin board. Each time the person does an act of kindness they draw a part of a face. See how fast you can get a complete face. RAK-PumpkinDownload

Choose Love

Choose Love

Scarlett Lewis founded the Choose Love Movement after her son, Jesse, was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December 2012. It is one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. Shortly after his death, Scarlett decided to be part of the...

Talking Sticks

Talking Sticks

Sometimes it’s hard to get children to tell you about their day. Talking sticks can get a child talking. On craft sticks write different questions. Put the sticks in a cup and during dinner have each family member take turns drawing a stick and answering the question....