The 30 Days Experience
Can 10 minutes a day for 30 days really make a difference? When it comes to building relationships between students and their parents, sometimes 30 days may be the best way to start.
Developed by Richard Ross and Gus Reyes, this remarkable resource is designed to re-open the lines of communication and help families rebuild and even deepen their relationships.
Starting with just ten minutes each evening, parents and teens find a quiet place and, by candlelight, open and alternately read five cards, each designed to build heart connections. One mother called it "an incredible experience; eye-opening, tear-jerking, and heart-warming all at the same time."
To create 30 Days, Richard and Gus drew on both their extensive professional experience and on their personal desires to better relate with their own teenage children.
High School Daughter
— There were some things we were asked to do that I thought were strange. One of them was to put our hands on each other's shoulders. I asked my mom if this was really necessary, but I went along and did it. I learned that touch is an important part of communicating and building a relationship with my parents. It made our time together very meaningful.
Family Relationship Expert
Dr. James Dobson
— Crowded lives produce fatigue, fatigue produces irritability, and irritability produces indifference. Indifference can be interpreted by the child as a lack of genuine affection and personal esteem.