scam-hook-line-sinker

Anatomy of a Scam, or Be Sure to Tell Your Kids to Answer Their Phones if Their Grandparents Call

This actually happened to a close family member who I’ll call Natalie Moore. I’m going to give you the blow-by-blow so you can see how this works and what to be on the lookout for. Kids today don’t like to talk on the pho...
by William Scheckel
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DNA

Rainy Weekend Project: Extract Your Own DNA Using Household Items

April showers bring more than May flowers – they bring out the need for your creativity when the playground isn’t an option. NOVA on PBS came up with this interesting idea for those of us who will be stuck in doors this wee...
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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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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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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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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