July 1, 2020

A Family Summer Guide To 2020: Social Distancing Fun

A Family Summer Guide To 2020: Social Distancing Fun

Summer 2020 is unlike any other. In this podcast we help parents think through assessing reasonable risks, managing disappointment around missed summer rituals, and reexamining boredom with a positive lens. We also provide more than 40 ideas of summer activities— Inside, Outside, Virtual, and Local as well as ingenious listener hacks to Stay Connected With Friends

Summer's here, and after our spring, we all would like to have some special summer moments outside with our families. In this episode, Lynn Lyons discusses how to handle common reactions from children.

Maybe your child is anxious the virus and doesn't want to ease back into normal activities. Maybe your older kids are wanting to be too social or not social enough.

We unpack boredom and its connection to creativity and unstructured play so that listeners can be ready with a constructive response to "I'm bored".

And finally we discuss our ultimate summer guide to family fun. We asked podcast listeners to share their ideas on ways to make some magic for their kids this summer. The guide has 33 ideas: inside, outside, virtual, and local; you're bound to find ideas right for your family.

We mention several things for summer activities and socializing that we compiled as an Amazon list. It includes the chocolate coins, picnic and hiking supplies, and the portable potty system Robin discusses.

Music at the end of the episode includes "Summertime" with permission by Susie Tallman whose children's albums were some of our favorites when our kids were younger.

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