Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.
These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.
But great family relationships don’t just happen.
Welcome to My Discovery Destination!
Discovery Family Adventures
where your family can find plenty of opportunities to
The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.
Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves
and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,
but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.
Choose from the Adventures listed below
(or design your own family adventure!)
GOAL: Encourage each family member to develop new talents throughout life.
THE ADVENTURE: Have each family member identify a new talent they would like to develop. Do something at least once each week (or daily as appropriate/possible) to work on that talent.
Compliment them on their progress all the way through the process
Notice the time and effort they are putting into developing their talent. Remember to acknowledge the effort along with the results
Help them find opportunities to showcase their new talent. Arrange for them to perform at a community event or in at a church event.
Support their efforts! Are there supplies or tools that would help them? If the budget allows, get them the tools that they need.
Help them connect to people who can mentor them and help them improve.
Talk about their efforts and hard work with family and friends, and even on social media when appropriate.
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
It is important for parents to participate in developing new talents as well. This will set a good example for the kids and help them develop a lifelong habit of developing new habits
Remember that talents come in many different forms. There are talents you DO like dance or music, and there are talents you BEcome like kind or honest or being a good friend. Here is a list to get you thinking, but this is just the beginning. There are many, MANY MORE -- just ask yourself 'what is something I've been wanting to be better at?'
NEED SOME IDEAS?
- Art or Photography
- Being a friend
- Writing or Journalism
- Being Money Wise
- Public speaking
- Being Optimistic
- Playing A Sport
- Caring for Animals
- Motivating Others
- Dog Training
- Learn a new language
- Being a Good Listener
- Yoga or relaxation techniques
- Music -- an instrument, vocal, or writing music
- Overcoming challenges
- Being Resilient
Take a photo that represents your new talent and post it to your social media sites with the hashtag #DevelopNewTalents
by Develop New Talents
Check back often as we will post new Adventures every week
Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?
Discovery Family Program How-To Visual
My Discovery Destination! Adventures
Sponsored by My Discovery Destination! and local businesses and organizations in your community
for the purpose of
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.