This month we are challenging you and your family to make some small, sustainable changes that will make a big difference if we all do our part! If we can enlist our families and commit to some of these changes for 30 days, we might just make them into habits, so that protecting our planet becomes a natural way of life as our children grow up.
Why are goals so beneficial? Goals can help motivate and inspire us. They give us clarity and help us overcome procrastination. Goals allow us to monitor progress and can help keep us focused. And maybe most importantly, goals help us believe in our own abilities and fosters trust in ourselves that we can achieve what we believe. This is something we really want our children to know how to do. But it is important to know how to set goals, or they can backfire.
Having a growth mindset means you are more comfortable taking personal risks, and striving for stretch goals. It can also enhance brain development across a wide range of tasks, and even contribute to lowered stress, anxiety and depression. So how can we foster this in our child?
In our busy day-to-day lives we can sometimes feel disconnected from our families and maybe it feels like everyone in your family is moving in a million different directions. That's where our Family Plan comes in. Use it at the beginning of the year, or maybe even at the start of each month or week to connect with your family, and to get on the same page and make sure that this important time with your children doesn't get lost in the hustle and bustle.
Once school starts we are catapulted into the delights of early fall, and that includes some tasty treats we wouldn't have thought of having just a month or two ago. This season absolutely meshes beautifully with apples and cinnamon. So I wanted to share this easy recipe for homemade, apple-cinnamon flavoured fruit roll-ups, free of funky ingredients!