How Bananas Evolve For Our Kids

How do bananas evolve for our kids? If you are a parent, I’m sure you’ve become a master banana preparer by now.  If you haven’t yet, you’ll be there soon.  Bananas evolve in several ways.  Typically, we start by presenting our kids with banana-mush and we work up to the goal of having them eat […]

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Teaching Manners To Children

I don’t know about you, but I eventually want well mannered children. Teaching manners to a 2 year old, however, is a difficult task. It’s a lot like teaching a triangle to roll. My wife and I have been working on “please” and “thank you” with our son since he learned to speak. We’ve used […]

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Going Digital

Let me start by saying that there is nothing wrong with drawing on paper, taking a picture of your drawing with your digital camera, sending it to your computer, cropping and lightening the drawing on a photo program, then finally inserting it in your blog-post.  It’s a bit of a process, but the end product […]

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Motivating Boys to Read

There is growing data showing a difference in academic motivation and achievement between school-age boys and girls. Gender appears to matter. Dr. Leonard Sax in his book, Boys Adrift, hypothesizes that boys lack motivation for several reasons including a decline in experiential learning at school and a focus on learning from books. He also talks […]

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How to Take Your Parents to the Movies

The following recommendations are based on my past experience going to movies with my wonderful 70-year-old+ mother (ClassicMom) and amazing 80-year-old+ father (ClassicDad).  Needless to say, they don’t go often: 1) Let your parents choose where to sit:  2) Expect deafeningly loud comments about anything and everything:  3) Expect mass confusion over the movie’s official […]

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