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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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How to Treat a Dad

How to Treat a Patient Who’s a Dad

I caught my doctor in the act of treating not just my problem, but treating me as a dad, too. In the 5 years I’ve been one, it’s the only time it’s happened. Here’s what happened: Last spring, my doctor ...
by William Scheckel
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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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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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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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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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