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July is for interdependence & local action!
Don't try to do it all! Pick one topic and build upon what you learned together next year.
There are so many things we need to talk about with our kids before they grow up and realize we’re too dorky to listen to. Don’t panic though. DO NOT PANIC.
::panicking just a little bit::
When I get overwhelmed by massive climate disasters, legislative evil, and other big dooms, I break out of inertia by taking one small, tiny action – right away.
Show your kids that little actions make a difference.
Once kids self-identify as a doer of helpful things, they’ll find it easier to build upon this experience. They’ll get more comfortable with discomfort. And they’ll learn that no matter what horrors the world throws at them, they don’t have to sit by and leave these problems for someone else to handle.
You are here, which means you are a curious doer yourself.
Hit us up the comments and share your family’s favorite small actions - maybe you could inspire a whole bunch of families just like yours.
Not sure where to start? Find easy steps to start on these topics and more.
In keeping with July’s theme of teaching kids about interdependence, let’s join together and create sustainable futures for ourselves, too.
I’d like to formally and awkwardly invite you to join me in our upcoming Parent Activist Summer Accelerator.
Together, we will get a grip on all the ways we’re spreading ourselves thin so we can do less and make a rippling impact by rising the tide that lifts us all.
Space is limited. Enrollment closes July 7th.
Coming up next…
I’ll be back in August to help you navigate big transitions for little kiddos through the back-to-school season. And also sneaking in some conversations with our kids about education rights and self-advocacy.
Meanwhile, I’ll be working on our new Quick Action Guides - enjoy a sneak peek for our July Quick Actions - and leave a comment to boost the work you’re doing in your community!
PS: Over in the Luminary Braintrust, we’re learning about generational trauma. Do you recommend any kids books, videos, family activities, grown-up reading, or other resources that have helped your family end cycles of harm? Find all our updates here and share your wisdom.
PPS: Having trouble tackling a tricky topic with your kiddo? Leave a comment and let me know which toolkits you need to reduce your workload.
PPPS: Who funds my work? Where does the money go? I’ve updated our 2022 financial transparency disclosure.
PPPPS: Join the Stories that Save Us workshop to embrace personal storytelling as a path to radical progress both personally and for our communities.