This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Comcast. The opinions and text are all mine. 5 Tips for Giving Your Children Better Summer Experiences
As some of you already know, thanks to XFINITY Latino, I’m taking my older kids to the Copa America, Argentina vs. Chile game today, in Santa Clara, CA. For my older children, Antonio and Pedro, this is a dream come true. Pedro even made a video about it, with his best friend, Alvaro. They are so grateful, and I’m happy that they get to have this experience together.
I chased after XFINITY Latino to become an Ambassador. While my experiences with them were great, there was something so much more profound that made me know, this is the company I want to marry! Throughout my journey working with them, I realized that they are in the business of experiences. Sure, they keep up with the trends to stay ahead and give you the latest technology, best coverage, and great packages, but it’s more than that. They truly care about their customers experiences, whether about an in-store visit, call to customer service, or using their products. Your experience matters to them, just like our children’s experiences matter to us. The other day, my best friend told me, “they’re not going to remember that the house was dirty that one Thursday.” I was having a stressful day, feeling like I just couldn’t keep up, and frustrated by the messy house I didn’t have time to clean. It’s not like I didn’t know that what my friend said was true, but somehow, hearing it in that moment snapped me back into focus. Check out the tutorial for this DIY Sensory table we made recently, by clicking on the picture.
When I hung up the phone, I stopped what I was doing and spent the next 20 minutes playing with my children. Sometimes, we just need a reminder. That’s what I want to do today. I want to remind you that XFINITY Latino wants you to have the best experience XFINITY X1, in your language, cuando te conviene, where you want, with the people you most want to share those experiences with. During my last conversation with XFINITY Latino, they stressed how important it was to them that I share my own experiences with you. That made me believe, they want feedback. They want to give their best. They want to listen to their customers. They want to exceed expectations. They don’t just want your business. They want a conversation, a relationship with their customers. They want you to experience moments you’ll remember and cherish.
As a parent, that resonates with me, so much! Personally, I can’t give my children everything they want, but I can give them the best of me, and nurture their experiences so they’ll become long lasting memories.
Here are my 5 tips for giving your children better summer experiences.
It’s great to have something to look forward to, like a planned family vacation, but the element of surprise is also special. A simple trip for ice-cream, a movie night buffet of goodies, or a day at the beach, or a get-together, it doesn’t matter what it is. The surprise will be priceless. Being spontaneous also has a hidden lesson of teaching your children to be flexible, which will go far in raising happy adults.
Pick a Theme
Whether you pick a theme for the whole Summer, or you want to switch it up each day, or choose themed activities, it doesn’t matter. Picking a theme has another valuable lesson. It teaches us to be completely into something, into that moment, and how to give it our all.
Share New Summer Experiences
Doing something you’ve never done before is exciting, Having someone to share it with is epic. Let your child take a friend to go fishing for the first time, visit a new place, or see a new movie for the first time. Yes, there’s another lesson. Here, we learn that we can find joy in other people’s happiness. So let your child share a happy experience with someone else, and talk to them about how great that feels!
You don’t have to have a full-blown party to entertain friends. An afternoon BBQ, porch-lunch with the neighbors, movie night with friends, or a viewing party to watch one the remaining Copa America games are all great reasons to gather. The lesson here is that we need to appreciate the people we have in our lives, while we have them!
Set New Goals
June is a great time to reflect on those goals we set in the beginning of the year. Evaluate the goals you already had and make a few new ones. This lesson is just about teaching our children the importance of self-evaluation so we can can make good decisions about what comes next!
What tips do you have for better summer experiences? Also, remember to check back in later this week to see a recap of our own Copa America experience! For even more news and entertainment, visit the XFINITY Latino Facebook Page.
By: Alicia Gonzalez
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Comcast. The opinions and text are all mine. *Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.*