"The Starfish Story" is a widely-used story with many versions adapted from "The Star Thrower" by Loren C. Eiseley - and worth sharing with your kids when they feel discouraged or powerless as we do right now with so many people suffering physically and emotionally in the Boston area.
Laughing together and being silly are great ways to bond with your kids. Here are some funny pranks that will surely light up their faces. Make sure to be ready with your camera!
To Dye For Prank
If your kids like a glass of milk in the morning or they pour their own cereal then add a few drops of blue dye into the milk carton. They'll be very surprised and startled by the blue milk. (use a natural dye if possible so they can drink it).
I don't know about you, but other than being with family and friends, the thing that makes the holidays special for my siblings and I, is the food my mom cooks year after year. A delicious braised and slow cooked brisket is the main dish we look forward to and can always count on for our Passover Seder. Try this recipe for you next Sunday Supper with your family!
Over the last decade or so Halloween costumes have become more and more provocative. The reason is that Halloween has become a huge holiday for adults and many of the costumes which were originally designed for grown-ups have trickled down into the kids market. This leaves parents with the annoying job of having to weed out these inappropriate costumes. Here's my two cents on how best to handle these situations:
As parents we do and say things on a daily basis never really knowing how much of an impact we are having on our children. This article, where a grown man tenderly talks about his meaningful connection with his mom is proof that we are making a difference!
As parents we are sometimes put in the position of talking to our kids about difficult issues when we ourselves are not necessarily comfortable with these topics. On the heels of the Colorado shooting last night I thought I'd offer up 6 tips to help parents talk to their kids about tragedy.