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  1. Lynne Burgess started a custom in her family called All-in Night: one night during the week when everyone in the family is home, with no exceptions. That night, they sit at the table for an extra 10 minutes after dinner and talk about a particular theme, thinking of something they can each do in the week to put that theme into practice. As well as encouraging discussion of these important themes, it fosters active listening in each person as well. They even have a special dessert on that night t [...]

  2. Lynne Burgess is a busy mum of a large family who was looking for a way of talking to her children about issues that didn’t naturally come up in the day to day routines of a busy family life; issues such as values, ethics, compassion, etc. Lynne and her husband created a ritual one night a week where the family shared a special dessert and discussed a particular topic. The topics were introduced in a variety of fun ways and her book, All-in night, contains the format of many of these discussio [...]

  3. Two reviews from our CALEB reviewers:(1)Lyn and Chris Burgess began a family tradition when their children were still toddlers, and it is still an important part of their family life, even though their children are now adults. The family set aside one night a week to spend ten to twenty minutes together around the dinner table, talking about the things that matter. Nothing is allowed to interfere with that appointment. Burgess shares the secret of their success as well as lots of ideas for how t [...]

  4. Loaded with great ideas this is a valuable family resource to keep families communicating which will inevitably keep them connected. Highly recommend .

  5. Busy families can learn from Lynne Burgess positive strategies to bond and instil solid values. She writes from her own experiences, many of which we can relate to.

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