Sunshine Parenting

Sunshine Parenting

Camp Director, Mom of 5, Author, and Speaker Audrey "Sunshine" Monke and other youth development experts discuss summer camp, family life, raising thriving kids, and ideas for living more connected and happier lives.

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May 14, 2021 38 min

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Best-selling author of nine books, child development expert, and psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D. talks about "good enough" parenting and the benefits of summer camp and other away-from-parents experiences. Hear tips from on expert on how to help kids grow their decision-making, self-reliance, and independence. Abou...

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In this episode, Jean Rogers, Director of the Children's Screen Time Action Network, and I talk about children's well-being, ways to maximize your family's screen-free time together, and fun resources for celebrating Screen-Free Week.

Jean and I talked about The Social Dilemma (documentary) in Ep. 159 of the podcast. You can listen to that episode here.

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April 30, 2021 34 min

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Get on your shoes, hop on your treadmill or go outside, and join summer camp directors, moms, & joy chasers Audrey "Sunshine" Monke & Sara "Salsa" Kuljis as they share updates, resources, ideas and encouragement with each other and with you!

In this episode, we're talking about UNPLUGGING & SCREEN-FREE WEEK!

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Best selling author and amazing human Julie Lythcott-Haims has done it again with her new book, YOUR TURN: How to be an Adult. She offers the guidance, empathy, and sound wisdom young adults need to hear. Listen in on our chat about YOUR TURN in this episode of the podcast. About Julie

WRITER. SPEAKER. HUMAN.

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestse...

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April 16, 2021 35 min

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Get on your shoes, hop on your treadmill or go outside, and join summer camp directors, moms, & joy chasers Audrey "Sunshine" Monke & Sara "Salsa" Kuljis as they share updates, resources, ideas and encouragement with each other and with you!

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Enjoy my conversation with 23-year-old Emma Liberman about her insights from Julie Lythcott-Haims' new book, YOUR TURN: HOW TO BE AN ADULT.

I asked Emma to read and review my early copy, and she knocked it out of the park with her insights.

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Your Turn: How to Be an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now, Meg Ja...

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The Addiction Inoculation

In this supportive, life-saving resource, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure helps parents and educators understand the roots of substance abuse and identify who is most at risk for addiction, and offers practical steps for prevention.

Jessica Lahey was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. Despite her desire to thwart her genetic legacy,...

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March 26, 2021 28 min

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Get on your shoes, hop on your treadmill or go outside, and join summer camp directors, moms, & joy chasers Audrey "Sunshine" Monke & Sara "Salsa" Kuljis as they share updates, resources, ideas and encouragement with each other and with you!

Watch the video of this Walk & Talk on Facebook

 

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Let's all take a few nice, long, deep breaths.

Hi Friends,

We'll be needing a lot more deep breathing in these coming weeks!

This week's episode is a recording of a live ...

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March 12, 2021 30 min

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Get on your shoes, hop on your treadmill or go outside, and join summer camp directors, moms, & joy chasers Audrey "Sunshine" Monke & Sara "Salsa" Kuljis as they share updates, resources, ideas and encouragement with each other and with you!

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Ep. 28: Focusing on Our Kids’ Strengths with Audrey and Sara

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This episode features my conversation with Dr. Michele Borba about her phenomenal, must-read book THRIVERS: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine - 7 Teachable skills of heart, mind, & will that set happy, healthy, high-performing kids apart.

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[ENCORE] Ep. 138: Unselfie with Dr. Michele Borba

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February 26, 2021 39 min

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Get on your shoes, hop on your treadmill or go outside, and join summer camp directors, moms, & joy chasers Audrey "Sunshine" Monke & Sara "Salsa" Kuljis as they share updates, resources, ideas and encouragement with each other and with you!

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Ep.115: Giving Kids Meaningful Compliments (Sara talks about 3 "Levels of Af...

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Through her psychotherapy practice and her own experience as a divorced mother of three children, Dr. Jenna Flowers knows the importance of prioritizing children's well-being and practicing "conscious coparenting." Her book, The Conscious Parent's Guide to Coparenting: A Mindful Approach to Creating a Collaborative, Positive Parenting Plan,

About Dr. Jenna Flowers

Dr. Jenna Flowers has her Doctorate in Clinical Psyc...

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This is an encore presentation of one of my favorite episodes from 2020, my conversation with Jim Burns, President of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific U...

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January 29, 2021 35 min

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January 22, 2021 55 min

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Check out Audrey's book, HAPPY CAMPERS.

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The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness & Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World.

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In this episode, Audrey's guest is Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist, parenting expert, and author of 24 books. Her most recent book is Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World...

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Dr. Tina Bryson and I talk about her phenomenal book, The Power of Showing Up.

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This is an encore presentation of one of my favorite episodes. Enjoy!

In this episode, I'm reading one of my most popular blog posts. It's one that's really applicable during these times that we often take to just spend some time r...

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This is an encore presentation of one of my favorite episodes. Enjoy!

Each month this year, I've shared a One Simple Thing tip for creating happier, more connected families. For this episode, I share all twelve tips!

12 Tips for Happier, More Connect...
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