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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I want to ride my bicycle!

How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike

Some of the best conversations on the Internet happen at Reddit. If you’re not familiar with the site, here’s a prime example of what I mean (and when you’re done with this article, be sure to check out the re...
by William Scheckel
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picture-this

Picture This: Preserve Your Memories, Even if they’re Digital

What do people grab when they are forced to leave their home in a disaster such as a fire or a flood? After accounting for other members of their family and pets – they usually run back into the building for their photographs...
by Dan Unger
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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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