Everyone knows that renting a giant slide or bounce house in Utah can be the most enjoyable experience you can have as a family, but sometimes it’s just too cold or rainy or Bounce Bounce Mania is full and can’t schedule it today. Don’t forget to try to book as far in advance as possible, because we fill up fast! Read More
Spend Money on Experiences Rather Than Possessions
Perceptions of experiences improve with time. Especially with children, most possessions deteriorate over time (sometimes overnight)
Experiences are less subject to comparative evaluation. (Who has the best toy or who had the best vacation?)
Experiences are more “social” by nature. Being social has been linked to happiness.
We adapt slower to experiences than possessions. Read More
1. Make sure everyone-adults and children- gets enough sleep. That means going to bed at a decent hour.
2.Prepare the night before…and get the kids involved in this if you can. Prepare for breakfast, pack the lunches, pick out clothes, and maybe have a specific room/shelf/cubby hole for all school needs. This way everyone isn’t running around like crazy trying to find shoes, backpacks, books, etc.
3. Adults should wake up before kids, so you can be extra prepared. This makes it much faster…and it’s a great example for the young ones to see that they have an adult they can look up to. Be a role model!
4. Make your family a morning chart and get the kids involved in the preparation and execution.
5. Conditions and rewards: Make their favorite part of the morning contingent on what they need to do, i.e “When you make your bed, brush your teeth, get dressed, THEN we have breakfast.” Read More