Do you dread hearing your child complain, “I’m bored”?
Struggle to think of something fun you can do together?
Have trouble squeezing one-on-one time with her into your day?
You know spending time with your child outside of the normal caretaking is important to his development and your relationship. But like many parents, you probably set the bar too high—thinking you have to set aside a big chunk of time or come up with something exciting to do. As a result, you wind up feeling stressed and guilty about the time you are able to make.
The truth is it doesn’t matter whether you spend a little time or a lot, the best memories often happen on the days you do something ordinary in a special way. Even doing the dishes together can work wonders if she has your interest and attention while you do it.
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”
“The Do Something Daily Calendar provides activity suggestions for my client families when they are working on specific objectives and also when they just want to do something spontaneously. It also serves as a springboard for thinking about additional opportunities that might be available. For some of my older clients we are not using it as a calendar, but instead using it as a tool for compromise. Both parent and child turn to a certain page and pick an option for the day, and that is really helping bring them together.”
That’s why we created the Do Something Daily Calendar. The Calendar offers a daily dose of inspiration and ideas for spending time together—whether you have 60 seconds or 60 minutes. Each day, it suggests a simple game, craft, chore, baking or other experience you can share so you have a few moments to communicate and connect with your child. Activities such as:
- Put socks on your hands and dust around the house
- Eat by candlelight
- Go to a local school track to ride a bike, walk or run
- Put a surprise in her shoes
- Use a magnifying glass to find things outside
- Organize photos
- Make jewelry using things around the house
- Play flashlight tag in the dark
And since it’s a perpetual calendar—which has the days but not the years—you have 365 ways to make happy family memories for years to come.
“I just wanted you to know how much I’ve loved using your ‘Do Something Daily’ calendar – it’s possibly the best $20 I’ve spent in a long time! What a great resource you’ve provided! I use it often.”
“We loved the whole idea of this calendar so much and thought it was such a great every-day resource for families, that we gave every family who applied to the RDI Scholarship Fund a Do Something Daily Calendar to encourage them along!”
–CORE Approach Scholarship Fund Committee
Your purchase benefits other families as well. The calendars are assembled by clients in our EmployAbilities program, which teaches adults with developmental disabilities the thinking skills and adaptive behaviors required for workplace success.
In addition, $1.00 from every calendar sold goes toward research to improve the quality of life for those with autism, through a donation to the Foundation for Autism Research and Remediation.
So order your Do Something Daily Calendar for just $19.95 today and start exploring new ways for spending time together!
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