The Spark

{Thrive}ology Archive

How to Have a Hard Conversation

Conflict isn’t fun. Hard conversations can feel like a gut-punch, so most of us do everything we can to avoid them. But in the end, avoidance isn’t good for us, or our relationships. The good news? There are healthy ways… Read More >

Share This:

11 Tips for Better Conflict Resolution

Conflict is always challenging, but there are simple practices we can adopt to ease the struggle. For National Bullying Prevention Month, we’re talking about why conflict resolution matters, and how we’re teaching kids this endangered life skill to transform them into powerful… Read More >

Share This:

Camp Fire Transforms Youth Into Powerful Peacemakers

Can you feel it? In the past several years, our culture seems to have hit new highs…or lows…when it comes to division, hostility, and opposition. While we see constant conflict take its toll globally, we also know how interpersonal problems… Read More >

Share This:

Your Kids & Conflict Resolution: Why It Matters

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there are many good ways we can address bullying with the kids and teens in our lives, this month we’re going to focus on just one strategy related to Camp Fire’s expertise that… Read More >

Share This:

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Simple Ways to Grow a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is an essential building block of thriving—for kids, teens, and adults! What are some practical tools for boosting our ability to change, learn and improve? Glad you asked! Here’s a fun infographic we made so you can… Read More >

Share This:

How We Talk About Failure & Success with Our Kids

Current research shows that our intelligence isn’t fixed – it can actually change! How? One of the keys to success in both school and life is adopting a growth mindset. Camp Fire believes it is important to help the kids… Read More >

Share This:

Growth Mindset: Your Key to Thriving

Do you believe people can change? Do you think we can grow? Do you consider things like intelligence, talents and skills prizes of a random genetic lottery or qualities anybody can develop with time and tenacity? Camp Fire is built… Read More >

Share This:

The Power of Naming the Spark

“I see a spark as something that inspires you to grow, and something that inspires you to help other people around you grow.” These are wise words from Spencer, a Camp Fire counselor. We love this story: Spencer saw a… Read More >

Share This:

[INFOGRAPHIC] 16 Reasons Sparks are Awesome—Science Says!

We know that Sparks are talents, interests, commitments and qualities that give kids—and adults—energy and purpose. We also know that it’s important to talk to kids about their Sparks and support them in their passions. But why? Why is it… Read More >

Share This:
Sparks Infographic

Grab your free Sparks Infographic!

A purpose in life, less depression and anxiety, better social skills, higher school attendance…all of these benefits (and more!) when kids/teens have opportunity to nurture their Spark with adult support! See all the awesome benefits when you share your email! Enjoy: