In the summer (and during holiday times), schedules change. Do you find yourself dreading summer or holidays because you remember last time being filled with bored, unhappy children or children who are happy to be fixated on electronics, ALL-DAY-LONG, and you had such a battle trying to get the children to do other activities to enrich their minds? Do you feel a bit overwhelmed trying to figure out how to plan out the days so that they enhance your child’s development, refresh all of you, give you days to look forward to, and leave you with good memories? In this podcast we share with you ideas to help you create a way to make the summer wonderful for you and for your child(ren).


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Bible Passages:


Proverbs 16:9,  “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”


Proverbs 19:21, “Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.”


Proverbs 20:24, “Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?”


Psalm 37: 23,  “The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way.”


Acts 17:28 “For in him we live, and move, and have our being.”


Practical Steps to Create an Awesome Summer Plan

Schedule a time to plan:




  1. list all of the things about your summer days with your family that really are non-negotiable.




  2. list the activities you would like to include in your "free time"




  3. list the skills you would like to work on with your children




  4. list several ideas for YOU to recharge.





  1. Prepare your child's thinking for the changes ahead




  2. Implement activities and exercises that will not only keep your child fit but also do great things for and in his/her brain.




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