This summer we will be focusing our spiritual need for Radical Play and Connection. Here are a few ways you can continue to explore connection at home during the month of July.
*Family Movie Night - ET (PG)
Snuggle up as a family and watch the connection and friendship that forms between a young boy named Elliot and alien (ET), after an alien group visits Earth and E.T gets left behind.
* July Family Activity -
How are you staying connected to the people you love? This month get together as a family and make a list of people you are important to you but may have grown distant. Make a list of way you can reach out and reconnect (bake some cookies and drop them off with a note, stop by and help with some yard work or gardening, start a snail mail exchange, invite someone over for dinner) and then put it into action this month.
*Family Bedtime (or Anytime) Stories
Click on any of the books in the FPC Anti-Racist, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Library to be taken to a read aloud video.
*Family Conversations Starters
Who is the person you have the strongest connection with and what makes it so strong?
Parenting is all about our connections and relationships with our children, but at the end of the day we and they are individuals, and that can sometimes make connections hare. As UU's we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of each person (1st Principle), and that extends into how we connect with our children and knowing what then need from us. This week take some time to learn your child(ren's) love language and see if it helps you connect more deeply with them. Learn about love languages for kids here with this article from big life journal.
Family Chalice Lighting
Spiritual practice is just as important for children and youth as it is for adults!! Lighting a chalice at home is a wonderful way to live into our faith and help your children feel grounded in spiritual practice. This week try lighting a family chalice at dinner or bedtime, or whatever time makes sense for your family.