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3 September 2018

Sep “T” ember – Wear a “T” promotion.

Wear a “T” and paint for Free!  All September, wear a shirt with a You’re Fired logo to any studio and receive a free studio fee.  We like to call it our Sep “T” ember promo.  Staff shirts, Camp Fired Shirts, Sports Sponsor Shirts they all work! Don’t have a shirt?  They are available at any You’re Fired Studio, or better yet make your own!  Just be sure to include a You’re Fired logo, and wear it to the studio.  

Wanna show off your YF tee and enter to win our Sep-T-ber contest?  Simply take a picture of you at one of your studios wearing the tee, then upload it and your information here.   

Winner to be announced October 1st, 2018.

Offer can not be combined with any other coupon or regular event discount.

31 August 2018

Back To Cool

Growing up, the marketing slogan that I used to hate was called “back to cool,” as a way to get teens on board with leaving their summer activities to return to school. It’s a tough sell, getting kids and teens back to school from a summer of fun, but there are a few things families can do to help ease the transition.

  1. As a parent, be mindful that the first few weeks of any transition can be stressful. New schedules, new responsibilities and sometimes depending on the ages of your children, new social situations, can all be stressful. Help your teen problem-solve any areas causing stress right off the bat, like a complicated academic schedule or suddenly finding themselves in too many school extracurricular activities. Teens like to try and solve problems on their own, so let them. Teens are more likely to reach out when they want help or support, and then parents can assist with any issues that come up.
  2. Go ahead and talk about family vacations months in advance. It’s nice to have something to look forward to and to remind your teen when they’re struggling that a break is right around the corner! Go ahead and put on the calendar any holiday-related activities, spring trips, college visits for older teens or summer trips.
  3. Be flexible with the transition back to your family’s school-year schedule. It takes most people about 2 weeks to transition to a new routine, so allow for some grace if it’s difficult for your teen to transition fully back to an earlier curfew or more restrictions on their social events.
  4. Use weekly family time to keep doing ‘summertime’ activities–hang out in a park, go to a state fair or stay up late on the weekends stargazing. Most schools begin in August and the weather can still be ‘summer’ weather for months into the school year! Doing fun, outdoor activities as a family continues to build quality family time and doesn’t end the summer fun once school starts back!

Source: Grow Counseling, Sarah (Brookings) Connor, LPC

1 August 2018

August – National Family Fun Month

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Did you know that August is National Family Fun Month?  And while there are a lot of ways to have fun as a family, we are promoting the You’re Fired experience with a Family Fun Guarantee. Bring your whole family to our Studio this month, (everybody has to come!),  and if you don’t have MORE fun than you expected to have, we will return your families studio fees. 

BUT if you do have MORE fun than expected, drop us an email and tell us about your experience, and we will email you free studio fees for your families next visit! You win either way! All you have to do, is get your entire family together, and try to  have fun.

Want more information, Email us now.

1 June 2018

Fathers Day – June 17th

Fathers Day is June 17th this year, making the cutoff for gift items Sunday the 10th.  But, if instead of making Dad a gift you want to share a You’re Fired experience with him, we would be happy to help make that possible.  Bring Dad to the studio on Fathers Day and we will comp his studio fee! Check with Mom first though, because Dad may have other plans for today.

1 June 2018

The School Year to Summer Transition

Keeping children’s minds stimulated throughout the summer months.

As the school year winds down, teachers say they’re often approached by worried parents seeking a road map to get through the summer. Their advice is quite simple: Chill out. Make the summer fun and find ways to incorporate educational themes into the activities children choose to participate in.

“Have fun, explore, just don’t let them sit inside and watch TV all summer,” said one Chicago area teacher at Whitney Young High School and also the mother of two young children.

What makes summer so valuable is that children have the time and freedom to learn on their own terms, she said, so they can see what interests and excites them.

Ricci Allard, Owner of You’re Fired Pottery Studios in New Hampshire, a former teacher and current mother herself, adds that “Even more valuable, the summer represents time in which parents, grandparents, and children find overlapping free time.  Find activities that you both can participate in, side by side, rather than the “watching from the sideline” activities that dominate the school year.

New Hampshire offers ample qualifying activities, both indoor and out, that are fun and educational.  State parks offer beaches, lakes and mountain activities, there are animal parks, biking and walking trails, and many picnic areas.  In addition to You’re Fired’s Studios, there are lots of other indoor arts and craft activities that families can participate in together.

One Studio customer recently posted “My ‘bestest ever friend’ and I come in often to share time and bonding along with my 9-yr old grand-daughter. It gives us all a common theme to share while the 9-yr old shares time with the two of us. AND now the 9-yr old puts in requests for all of us to spend some time there.”

“The important thing is to make sure that your children’s brains stays stimulated during the summer months,” Allard said. “Encourage them to try new things, and participate with them whenever possible”.

“Summer is a fantastic time to get to know your children better, and to strengthen the family bonds”.

 

 

 

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