How to talk about death to a 5 year-old

How to Talk about Death with a 5 Year-Old

Last week, my 23 year-old nephew David died and as family was about to gather, it was important to tell my 5 year-old son what had happened, what the next few days would be like and how he should be a part of it (or not). I’m...
by William Scheckel
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old school dads

The Dad Nod (or How to Speak “Dad”)

When I first got married, I remember telling people that the most important husband code was “mmm”. It’s the perfect word. Depending on how you use it, it can mean, “I agree”, “I’m contemplating”, “it’s deli...
by William Scheckel
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Teach Fractions with Lego

I wish I could claim credit for this, it’s simple and brilliant! I also wish I could credit the person who came up with it, but the link I was sent didn’t have a name attached to it. So if it’s you, step up an...
by William Scheckel
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Saturday Projects: Lowes vs. Home Depot

Ahh the weekend. What to do, what to do? Both Lowes and Home Depot have an answer for you: handiwork projects with your kids. So far, we’ve built monster trucks, race cars, bird feeders and there’s a basketball hoop game co...
by William Scheckel
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Star Trek for bads and their kids?

Star Trek, or How to Make Your Nostalgia Be Part of Their Childhood (part 2)

  I’m much more of a Star Wars fan than Star Trek, but they each have their place. For me, Star Trek meant hanging out with my brothers while Kirk, Spock and McCoy solved the galaxy’s problems. And in 1976, a Star Trek...
by William Scheckel
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How to teach your kid to love the Beatles

How to Teach Your Child to Love The Beatles

Or Can My Nostalgia Please Be Your Childhood? Part 3 Like Star Wars, The Beatles have become part of our everyday conversations. People quote them now almost like Shakespeare – I mean without even noticing they’re quoting s...
by William Scheckel
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