Our favorite activity about family for a SoSooper New Year!

The Family Feedback

One of our most precious family moments comes after Christmas.  That’s when we share what each person does well and how we can be even stronger as an individual and as a family.

We” means the kids start with the feedback and Mom & Dad L.I.S.T.E.N.

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The structured process keeps discussion positive.  Each child gets to share:
ONE THING that Mom or Dad do that they love (and want them to keep doing)
– ONE THING that would hugely improve family life for them.  Parents listen.  

You might be surprised by the suggestions!  It might be a no-brainer “YES.”  (My son asked, “No more lemon cake.”)  Other requests could merit deeper discussion.  (“More screen time.”  “No veggies.”)  Talk it over while everyone is calm and together. 

We tried The Family Feedback

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Download Free Tools

SoSooper prepared some worksheets for you:

  • to prepare
  • to succeed
  • to remember

Click here to get your free downloads.

Ask questions & Tell us how it went

We’d love to hear from you.  Give us YOUR feedback too!

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The Family Feedback with little children

How much can your young child tell you about YOUR job as a parent?

Quite a lot.

By listening you share encouraging words for your kids.

The Family Feedback with tots

The Family Feedback is ONE GREAT FAMILY TIME where kids give feedback to parents. They start with the good stuff ūüôā and move onto deeper discussion.  Read more here.

For very young kids, we stick to sharing family highlights.  

You want your kids to associate “family” with “fun”?  Then ask them to tell you about a fun time with Mom or Dad.  This strengthens the neural messaging in their brains so that they can more easily access memories of great times as a family.  

Our brain is amazing…and malleable.

Ask, “Tell me about a time you felt really happy with us.”

“When we played ball together.”

Help your child fully recall with the experience through specific and factual questions.

“What color was our ball?” “Was it before or after lunch?” “Who else was playing with us?”

Then gently probe for what generated the positive emotions.

“What was soooooo great?” “Which part made you feel the most special?”  “What did you do to show you were happy?”

Thank your child.  

“Your telling me when you were happy makes me very happy too.  Thanks, Darling.”

We tried it & loved it

Here’s what one mother shared after a SoSooper workshop where she and her three year old daughter enjoyed such a conversation:

“My daughter was probably a little bit young (only 3) and I think was struggling to really engage with the activities. However, even though she dealt with it on her level, I think she still got a lot out of the experience ‚Äď and found it nice that it was a time where mummy was ready to listen to her and find out what she found fun and loving about being in our family.

This workshop reminded me that we do all right as a family (eating together, playing together, respecting each other). As I‚Äôm sure you know only too well ‚Äď it‚Äôs a tricky job, mummying, and can seem very unrewarding sometimes. If I were a business, (actually I‚Äôm a secondary school teacher) I wouldn‚Äôt put up with clients who were so demanding and so seemingly ungrateful for all my efforts. I think what you‚Äôre doing is so important ‚Äď just like in any job, you have training for that ‚Äėshot in the arm‚Äô of enthusiasm and clarity to do your job better every day. Parents need that more than anyone!”

Download Free Tools

SoSooper prepared some worksheets for you:

  • to prepare
  • to succeed
  • to remember

Click here to get your free downloads.

Build a Thriving Family Culture

Games are fun.  AND they have a purpose & rules.

What if¬†life–and the culture of our families–were like a game: ¬†

  • fun
  • with a purpose
  • with clear¬†guidelines¬†to know how to excel, to be one’s best together ūüôā

Life’s¬†BIG rules are called¬†values. ¬†These foundational principles express an¬†understanding of¬†right & wrong, of helpful vs. harmful. ¬†Communities, like family, thrive with positive and common values.

Families enjoy a culture where everyone thrives when “the way WE do things” is clear, helpful, and practiced by all.

The BUILD A THRIVING FAMILY CULTURE web-workshop enables parents & children, together, BOTH to identify the essential guiding principles for their home AND to put them into action.

What You Gain

Join us as we guide parents & kids¬†in making family life fun, purpose-filled, and a means¬†for all to thrive. ¬†We’ll help you

  • Identify your top KEY VALUES
  • Explore how these principles translate into action
  • Create a personalized and visual reminder to keep practicing those values at home.

 

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What is it?

It‚Äôs ¬Ĺ hour of time well spent in¬†rich parent-child discussion. ¬†¬†This is an online event for parents with their children. You connect through the Internet from the comfort of your couch and cuddle up with your kids. ¬†We guide you in a family discussion and a simple craft.

With SOSOOPER Web-Workshops

– Moms and dads establish a framework .
– Kids get heard.
– Everyone wins.

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With whom? How?  When? How much?

Our online seminars are for parents AND their children.  These facilitated family discussions are led by Denise Dampierre, founder and CEO of SoSooper where we re-open dialogue between parents & kids.

  • Schedule an online seminar just for your family. Send your request and date preferences.¬† We‚Äôll work it out.¬† Personalized seminars run $40 per ¬Ĺ hour.
  • Contact us to ask about¬†group online seminar. ¬†See our Calendar for upcoming dates.¬† Participation to be discussed.

Sign up for our Build a Thriving Family Culture online seminar to create a family culture where everyone thrives.

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What folks say:
‘Build a Thriving Family Culture’¬†is SOSOOPER!

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This is Sabrina here!
I enjoyed the activities a lot! ¬† Our family chose ‚ÄėRespect‚ÄĚ as main value. ¬† The workshop¬†made me really think about how I should be respectful at different times of the day. I never really thought about the different ways thoroughly.
Thank you for that!

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Thank you so much for organizing the activities for us! I found that they really made me think about family values and how i can put them into action. I also found it interesting to hear what my mother, little sister and I thought about the different ways we could be respectful and at different times. The activities made me think about values and respect from a different and deeper perspective!
Thanks.

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Dear Denise,

A gigantic and heartfelt thank-you for last evening’s web workshop! As you must have read between the lines in their respective emails, Naomi and Sabrina were completely and pleasantly surprised as they had barely any clue of what to expect although we had printed out the worksheets together.

What was amazing was how all three of us focused on respect amongst all the values ‚Äď maybe it was the fact that we keep stressing on the need for this or the fact that we often tend to lose track of it amidst our daily stresses and hectic routines. It was instant agreement on the prized value.

The girls are both committed participants now and you must have received their feedback forms already! Thank you so much for also replying to them instantly and giving them so much encouragement. You are absolutely right in advising us to keep trying even if we stumble and rise again.

I think the big change is that we are learning to remove ourselves from the situation and are learning to view it objectively from various angles. Taking a cue from you, we have also been trying to role play to learn more about our feelings, thoughts and actions!

Thank you again, Denise, for becoming a part of our family life on a day-to-day basis!
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Boost Confidence Tips from Driving in England (on the left)

We just dropped off our rental car at The Southampton, UK airport.

In England, they drive on the left side of the road. ¬†I live in France and in the US where we¬†drive ‚Äúnormally‚ÄĚ (!!!), that is on the right side.

I had been apprehending this automotive experience, imagining the trail of accidents I would leave behind due to being in the wrong lane at the wrong time.

To add further spice to our adventure, we rented a manual shift car‚Ķand stalled while exiting the car-rental parking lot.¬† ¬†‚ÄúMom, are you SURE you can handle this?‚ÄĚ my sons inquired.

Driving in England on the left.
Building confidence by driving out of my comfort zone…in England where cars ride on the left!

23 hours later, I glided into our allotted car-return spot and breathed freely once again.  Family and car were safe and sound.  Our memories and confidence shine with robust.

It was hard.

WE MADE IT!!!!

Enjoy these precious parenting tips gleaned from our exotic automotive adventure:

  1. Enlist Help. My weakness contributed to our combined strength.
  2. Our focus determines our action plan. Look to the problems leads to fear-full measures.   Aim for the goal stimulates a solution-finding approach.
  3. Overcoming challenges builds, rather BOOSTS, confidence.

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Boost Confidence:  Be weak to let others be strong

I made NO pretense about confidence.  I had a teeny amount.

If we could each contribute our small portion of confidence to the common pool, we could have enough…

‚ÄúBoys, we can include a special adventure in our trip which would require driving.¬† I‚Äôm scared and would need your help. ¬†Are you up for it?‚ÄĚ

Warmed by the children’s encouragement, I reserved the car.

We then created two driver-assistant roles:

  • The navigator who would help identify the route to follow so that I could focus on the road.
  • The left-side driver coach who would remind me to stay in the correct lane!
Beautiful sky with fluffy clouds
“Yes, Mom, the clouds are beautiful…but could you keep your eyes on the road, PLEASE?!”

Both guides proved vital.

Of course I still missed multiple turns and took us on detours.  Some scenic detours.  Some traffic-filled delays.  No big deal.

An unexpected difficulty superseded what I had anticipated as the greatest challenge.  I had feared swerving into the wrong lane.

Instead ended up driving off the road, sometimes barely missing cars parked on the left hand side!  This dilemma, the problem that had not even occurred to me, ended up being our greatest challenge.

We sure benefited from those warnings:

‚ÄúMom, careful of¬†the¬†parked cars! ¬†You almost ran into it!!!” ¬†How¬†embarrassing.

‚ÄúMom, you‚Äôve passed the white line and are driving off the side of the road…That was the sidewalk you hit.‚ÄĚ ¬†Oops.

‚ÄúWhen they drive on the left, aren’t the slower traffic lanes on the left too? ¬†At your speed, are you where you should be…?‚ÄĚ ¬†Feeling like beginner driver.

None of these comments bespoke, “Shining Star.” or “Wonder Mom.” ¬†They all communicated, “Mom, we love you AND we are with you.”

Boost Confidence:  Focus on the Goal, not the Barriers

Courage, willingness to take risks, and foresight are qualities I seek to encourage in my children.

This driving adventure created an opportunity for me to model these qualities for my children.

They hear about them all the time.  This time, I could speak of their importance through actions, not merely with words.

One of our sons gets discouraged by academic challenges.  When he encounters a difficult math problem, he stops.

‚ÄúDid you ask your teacher?¬† Could you get help from a friend?‚ÄĚ ¬†I inquire with the most positive intent. ¬†He senses my concern and it feels like pressure to him.

My attempt to encourage backfires.  Instead my child returns to his math homework, repeats his mistakes, and gives up anew.  It’s like he reinvests in his losing strategy.

I wonder if he believes ‚ÄúSmart people don‚Äôt ask for help.‚Ä̬† ¬†¬†It‚Äôs an incorrect belief.¬† And it‚Äôs bringing him down.

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He and I converse about this.  And there is a time to stop talking (Now!) or I too would be reinvesting in my losing strategy!

This driving challenge provided the opportunity to model the behavior I seek in him.  I could speak through actions instead of with words.  Through a fun adventure I showed how

  • To set a worthwhile goal that reaches beyond the comfort zone
  • To identify potential challenges
  • To secure help to overcome them
  • To celebrate victories!!!

Boost Confidence by Overcoming Challenges

While standing in line at the airport, I smilingly confessed, ‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of myself.¬† I did something difficult‚ÄĚ…

In unison, the boys interrupted me to complete the sentence: ‚ÄúAND YOU SUCCEEDED!‚ÄĚ

In fact, we succeeded together and, thanks to the rented car and the additional flexibility it provided, we were able to visit Stonehenge, one of the great prehistoric sites…located deep in the English countryside.

Stonehenge English heritage site
Stonehenge: one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.
Teen at Stonehenge
“Yes, it is worth the visit. :-)”
Teen having fun at Stonehenge
Looking pretty confident now! Fly high, darling. You can do it.
Countryside and cow by Stonehenge
“What’s the big deal about old stones? Meuhr of the same old, same old.”
Propeller plane
The REAL travel adventure: our flight back to Paris on a propeller plane!

Grow Kindness – Parent Prep & Follow Up

Want more kindness at home?  Make a plan, put it into action, and follow through.

Centered around the Grow Kindness workshop, we help parents to define their goals and to get the kids excited to join in the effort.

We also help moms and dads follow up effectively with their children after the Grow Kindness workshop.

Parent Prep consists of a pre-workshop video.

You can choose to join the follow up webinar or select the personalized option which addresses your specific concerns and needs.

 

Grow Kindness Workshop

What would your home look, feel, and sound like with more kindness?

Nice…Loverrrrly…..ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

We can always benefit from additional kindness.  How do we get it? How do we grow it?

SoSooper is taking a creative perspective on the richness of kindness.  What if the medium of exchange in our homes were kindness?

Mom offers Son benevolence when he spills his milk and patiently teaches him to clean it up.  Dad listens with forbearance as Child bemoans the broken toy.  When he reminds her that the treasure broke because she and Brother fought over it, he does so tenderly and extending grace.  Parents remain courteous while resolving a conflict.  Daughter accepts to set the table with good will.  Parents affectionately wish their Teen a fun outing AND remind her amiably of her curfew

What You Gain

Join us as we take an entrepreneurial look at growing kindness.  We’ll explore

  • Identify your family‚Äôs awesomeness and your behaviors favor the¬†IN-COME¬†of kindness
  • Take stock of the words and actions in your household that are at the¬†EXPENSE¬†of ‚Äúgentillesse.‚Ä̬† These are your oppertoooniteez to lurn.
  • Plan fun ways for the entire family to BENEFIT from your growing solicitude.

We‚Äôll follow how the B____ kids who, through their ultra-cute lemonade stand, gain more mon(ey), more fun, and more yum(my)…all because they built on the foundation of kindness.

We conclude every seminar with a practical application.  This time, participants make Kindness Gifts.

White boy thanking black woman

What is it?

It‚Äôs ¬Ĺ hour of time well spent in¬†rich parent-child discussion. ¬†¬†This is an online event for parents with their children. You connect through the Internet from the comfort of your couch and cuddle up with your kids. ¬†We guide you in a family discussion and a simple craft.

With SOSOOPER Web-Workshops

– Moms and dads establish a framework .
– Kids get heard.
– Everyone wins.

 With whom? How?  When? How much?

Our online seminars are for parents AND their children.  These facilitated family discussions are led by Denise Dampierre, founder and CEO of SoSooper Families.

  • Join a group online seminar. See our Calendar for upcoming dates.¬† Participation is $20 per family.
  • Schedule an online seminar just for your family. Send your request and date preferences.¬† We‚Äôll work it out.¬† Personalized seminars run $40 per ¬Ĺ hour.

Sign up for our Grow Kindness online seminar to help family blossom with encouragement and a doable steps to be helpful, considerate, and thankful.

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Thank you for the workshop and¬†for¬†your dedication to help our family grow¬†happier and stronger…

We just had a great time together doing this, the children and I loved taking that moment to tell (and write down) to one another that we love eachother and what we appreciate most. The children asked for more of it, so I wish I can find more to print on your web site.
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The workshop was great: the theme was clear and catchy.  I presonally appreciated the parallel with the business development.  It made it clear that the success our family is tied to our input of love and joy.

The illustrated slide show is good too:  clear and simple.   We got your message:  there is value (intangible and even tangible) to investing time together to demonstrating love.

Thanks.
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My daughter was probably a little bit young (only 3) and I think was struggling to really engage with the activities. However, even though she dealt with it on her level, I think she still got a lot out of the experience – and found it nice that it was a time where mummy was ready to listen to her and find out what she found fun and loving about being in our family.

This workshop¬†reminded me that we do all right as a family (eating together, playing together, respecting each other). As I’m sure you know only too well – it’s a tricky job, mummying, and can seem very unrewarding sometimes. If I were a business, (actually I’m a secondary school teacher) I wouldn’t put up with clients who were so demanding and so seemingly ungrateful for all my efforts. I think what you’re doing is so important – just like in any job, you have training for that ‘shot in the arm’ of enthusiasm and clarity to do your job better every day. Parents need that more than anyone!
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Workshop parents and kids together

Exploring Courage: Learning from Heroes

June 6, 2014 marks the 70thanniversary of D-Day. That’s when Allied forces landed on the Normandy beaches to fight for freedom.  9 000 Allied soldiers died on that day.

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Grow Kindness

What would your home look, feel, and sound like with more kindness?

Nice…Loverrrrly…..ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

We can always benefit from additional kindness.  How do we get it? How do we grow it?

SoSooper is taking a creative perspective on the richness of kindness.  What if the medium of exchange in our homes were kindness?

Mom offers Son benevolence when he spills his milk and patiently teaches him to clean it up.  Dad listens with forbearance as Child bemoans the broken toy.  When he reminds her that the treasure broke because she and Brother fought over it, he does so tenderly and extending grace.  Parents remain courteous while resolving a conflict.  Daughter accepts to set the table with good will.  Parents affectionately wish their Teen a fun outing AND remind her amiably of her curfew

What You Gain

Join us as we take an entrepreneurial look at growing kindness.  We’ll explore

  • Identify your family‚Äôs awesomeness and your behaviors favor the¬†IN-COME¬†of kindness
  • Take stock of the words and actions in your household that are at the¬†EXPENSE¬†of ‚Äúgentillesse.‚Ä̬† These are your oppertoooniteez to lurn.
  • Plan fun ways for the entire family to BENEFIT from your growing solicitude.

We‚Äôll follow how the B____ kids who, through their ultra-cute lemonade stand, gain more mon(ey), more fun, and more yum(my)…all because they built on the foundation of kindness.

We conclude every seminar with a practical application.  This time, participants make Kindness Gifts.

White boy thanking black woman

What is it?

It‚Äôs ¬Ĺ hour of time well spent in¬†rich parent-child discussion. ¬†¬†This is an online event for parents with their children. You connect through the Internet from the comfort of your couch and cuddle up with your kids. ¬†We guide you in a family discussion and a simple craft.

With SOSOOPER Web-Workshops

– Moms and dads establish a framework .
– Kids get heard.
– Everyone wins.

 With whom? How?  When? How much?

Our online seminars are for parents AND their children.  These facilitated family discussions are led by Denise Dampierre, founder and CEO of SoSooper Families.

  • Join a group online seminar. See our Calendar for upcoming dates.¬† Participation is $20 per family.
  • Schedule an online seminar just for your family. Send your request and date preferences.¬† We‚Äôll work it out.¬† Personalized seminars run $40 per ¬Ĺ hour.

Sign up for our Grow Kindness online seminar to help family blossom with encouragement and a doable steps to be helpful, considerate, and thankful.

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Thank you for the workshop and¬†for¬†your dedication to help our family grow¬†happier and stronger…

We just had a great time together doing this, the children and I loved taking that moment to tell (and write down) to one another that we love eachother and what we appreciate most. The children asked for more of it, so I wish I can find more to print on your web site.
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The workshop was great: the theme was clear and catchy.  I presonally appreciated the parallel with the business development.  It made it clear that the success our family is tied to our input of love and joy.

The illustrated slide show is good too:  clear and simple.   We got your message:  there is value (intangible and even tangible) to investing time together to demonstrating love.

Thanks.
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My daughter was probably a little bit young (only 3) and I think was struggling to really engage with the activities. However, even though she dealt with it on her level, I think she still got a lot out of the experience – and found it nice that it was a time where mummy was ready to listen to her and find out what she found fun and loving about being in our family.

This workshop¬†reminded me that we do all right as a family (eating together, playing together, respecting each other). As I’m sure you know only too well – it’s a tricky job, mummying, and can seem very unrewarding sometimes. If I were a business, (actually I’m a secondary school teacher) I wouldn’t put up with clients who were so demanding and so seemingly ungrateful for all my efforts. I think what you’re doing is so important – just like in any job, you have training for that ‘shot in the arm’ of enthusiasm and clarity to do your job better every day. Parents need that more than anyone!
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Workshop parents and kids together

Family Feedback from Kids

Do you know what your kids LOVE about your family?  When did you last ask and really listen?

How about the ONE THING that would hugely improve family life for them?

We often get their feedback through passing comments like:

“Thanks for the cookie.” ¬†(aaah!)

“Brush teeth? ¬†I did it….yesterday.” ¬†(huh?)

“Dad, you just don’t get it.” ¬†(ouch…)

These tidbits contribute to your¬†relationship in tiny bits. ¬†Kids’ Family Feedback¬†creates the time and the conditions for positive give and take.

Parents will learn

  • ONE GREAT BEHAVIOR: ¬†what each child thinks you¬†do well and wants you to keep doing
  • ONE BEHAVIOR TO TWEAK: what bothers them, why that is important, and what they wish would happen instead

Kids THRIVE on being heard. ¬†They get center stage with a mission to make family be its best. ¬†It’s a responsibility. ¬†The SOSOOPER online seminar helps them live up to it and coaches them in giving¬†feeback respectfully and positively.

What you gain

  • Proof¬†that kids know your weaknesses¬†AND¬†love you still
  • Clarification of the life-skills your kids want you to model for them. ¬†Phew. ¬†You need not be perfect everywhere simultaneously!
  • Increased trust as children hear you listen attentively.
  • Practical solutions to family challenges
  • Great memories that Home is indeed Sweet Home

What is it?

It‚Äôs ¬Ĺ hour of time well spent.¬† Transform weeks of nagging about school work into succinct responsibility-building reminders to help kids be motivated to do their best.

With whom? How?  When? How much?

Our online seminars are for parents AND their children.  These facilitated family discussions are led by Denise Dampierre, founder and CEO of SoSooper Families.

  • Join a group online seminar. See our Calendar for upcoming dates.¬† Participation is $20 per family.
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Talking Virtues and Values with Kids without Preaching

When our eldest child was three years old he popped this question: ‚ÄúAre you friends with all of the people at work?‚ÄĚ
I answered simply for his age and already envisioned deep discussions on friendship, respect, and,yes, even office politics!

Then time zooooomed by and I finally paused long enough to wonder what happened with those conversations. Would we ever have them? Continue reading “Talking Virtues and Values with Kids without Preaching”