In August 2021, we launched a 100-Days of LIFESMART Parenting project in the LIFESMART community. Our intention is to add (+) resources to grow interactions (i) and clarify Thinking (T) by parents resulting in right action. We add ideas, suggestions, tools, and resources for parents daily. We are creating short conversation books to capture and preserve key information shared daily. Conversation books are intended to spark discussions and empower parents in taking action.
Our first conversation book introduces the importance of the guided participation relationship between the parent and child as the starting point for the child's learning journey and hence for building the parent's roadmap.
Mapping ideas with visual and tactile tools is a recurring theme in the LIFESMART community. We will be using a unique visualization approach based on folding circles using Wholemovement in our conversation books to present the many interacting elements in LIFESMART. Each conversation book will include:
The LIFESMART 100-Day project was launched in May 2021. It as quickly taken root in our parent community. The 100-Day project is taking shape as our primary vehicle for practicing LIFESMART. Since parents in our community have children of dfferent ages and at different stages of development, we needed an approach that was applicable to diverse users. An added advantage is that users are quickly immmersed in a short-term project. They are encouraged to practice LIFESMART concepts and tools as they are doing their 100-Day project.
The 100-Day projects are short-term projects that evolve daily LIFE. Focus on what is doable now with resources at hand while choosing 100-Day projects. Consider the four LIFE questions while choosing 100-Day projects.
The 100-Day projects are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-framed) projects. Project goals evolve and become SMARTer over time.
In August 2021, we launched our first 100-Day LIFESMART Families community project. We also created our first conversation book. We will continue to create conversation books to engage our community.
Conversation Books Created
Number of Community 100-Day Projects
Days in Current 100-Day Project
The 100-day project is taking root in our community as a vehicle for implementing LIFESMART.
100-Day projects are short-term projects that support long-term LIFE goals. Watch our first virtual meetup on the 100-Day project featuring a 100-Day project by Shinjitha Joshi-Pant, a parent in our LIFESMART community.
One of our goals is to provide LIFESMART users the right tools for our users. A variety of paper-based and computer-based tools can be used for planning and tracking 100-Day projects. The LIFESMART kit is a simple paper-based tools that makes it easy to learn and use LIFESMART. Users familiar with the LIFESMART kit can use other tools over time.
Ananth's hobby of folding circles using Wholemovement has led to the development of a visual and tactile tool for LIFESMART impelementation. There are many interacting elements in LIFESMART that can be modeled in a dynamic way using the wheel.
Read our posts about the LIFESMART wheel and other foldables in our blog.
We are developing a 100 day LIFESMART planner in GoogleSheet. Track your 100-day project objectives, daily activities, and progress using the Googlesheet planner.