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Let's Talk Summer Fun with Dr. Annalee Fencl of Northeast Iowa Pediatric Dentistry in Decorah, I

Dr. Fencl and the rest of the Northeast Iowa Pediatric Dentistry family is officially declaring

Summer 2018 to be the, ‘Summer of Fun!’

Last week’s post about what you’re most looking forward to this summer made us so excited for

summer that we decided to make a list of all the fun things we want to do.

Did you know that writing down a goal or dream increases the likelihood of accomplish

ing it by 42%? Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor, studied hundreds of people and found that those who wrote things down and reviewed them regularly had a much higher likelihood of


Our goal is for you to have the best summer ever, so we made a download for YOUR family to

make a list of all the fun things you hope to do this summer. We even filled out a couple of them

for you. Wink wink.

Let each family member take a turn adding an item to the list. Schedule a few of the items out

on the calendar. If the task requires spending money, make it a lesson in savings and budgeting

and put a special jar somewhere visible so that everyone can make contributions (no matter

how small).

Don’t forget to snap a photo when checking items off of your list. Keeping a journal of your

summer adventures is also a fun idea. If you have kids who haven’t learned to write yet, have

them draw a picture to remember completing each task.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

-Call Northeast Iowa Pediatric

Dentistry at 563.382.6259 and schedule your bi annual

cleanings (well, we think it’s fun)

-Visit a national park

-Make a WHOLE dinner over a campfire

-Practice a random act of kindness for a stranger

-Take a day trip to a place no one in the family has visited

-Make a blanket fort

-Make homemade ice cream

-Brush your teeth after eating homemade ice cream

-Have a water balloon fight

Be sure to share your list and progress with us!

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