Brett.Ullman

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Why you should eat dinner as a family | Family Dinners

I was at a talk the other day and a father came up to me and said “Do you want to know the most revolutionary thing about your talk today” I answered yes, yes I do. He paused and then said it was when I said that families should eat together as much as they can. He said that his family 3 teenagers NEVER eat together except on holidays. He said they put out like a Buffett style dinner. Everyone comes through grabs their food and then disperses all over the house and him and his wife watches TV while eating.
So here is the most common sense video… eat dinner together as much as you can.

20 tips for better sleep | Sleep Hygiene

Many of us struggle to get to sleep, staying asleep, or getting good rest at night. I want to make a video to help you all get better sleep hygiene. These are just good sleep habits that help you to get a good night sleep or a better nights sleep. Basically, they are good habits to add to your night routine.

Love to hear if any of these thoughts on sleep helped you or your family. Did I miss any good sleep hygiene habits?

Parents: Momo challenge

Quick PSA (Public Service Announcement) today for parents

Parents, please stop forwarding messages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. talking about this MOMO challenge. I have had so many parents messaging me in fear this past week. Parents keep tagging me in MOMO articles but never the articles that talk about how…

IT IS A HOAX

I decided to make a Youtube video on it and within minutes found someone else who made a great response. PLEASE watch the first 7 minutes (small language at the start) on this. He goes through everything and more that I was going to say.

We do as parents need to take an active role in our kids lives both online and off.

We do need to addressing bullying and mental health issues amongst others in the lives of our kids.

We do need to stop listening to fear-based media and do a little research for ourselves before we become part of the problem and share this material around. We as parents need to have some media discernment and follow proper digital citizenship on what we do online.

Please check out the first part of the video above and I would love to hear your thoughts.

The Power of Moments: transitions, milestones, and pits

I love this quote from the book “The Power of Moments’ by Chip and Dan Heath.

“Transitions should be marked, milestones commemorated, and pits filled. That’s the essence of thinking in moments. To be clear, not all defining moments fit into these three categories. Many defining moments could happen anytime.”

It is the idea that big days are big deals. So how are you marking these moments in your home with your family?

So what do you do with these things? Anything you want. Maybe dinner out, a special meal at home, a family hike, go to the movies, a unique dessert or coffee shop etc. The idea is simply that you are just celebrating or acknowledge that something is going on.
Don’t miss these moments in the lives of your kids. Love to hear how you celebrate these moments.