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Homemade Taffy

Homemade Taffy

Round up the kids and get them involved in a taffy pulling session to create this sweet concoction for Mom or Dad.

Level: Moderately easy

Time involved: One to two hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Butter to grease cookie sheets

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Moving from Middle to High School

Moving from Middle to High School

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Moving Up
The move from middle to high school is one of those times when your child needs you most, but is often too embarrassed to ask for support. You may have noticed that your child is beginning to push away from you. Try to respect this. On the other hand, it's important to balance a respect for your child's desire for independence with a very real need to stay involved in his life and education.

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Updated: May 6, 2020

8 Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids At Home During Quarantine

8 life skills to teach your kids during quarantine

Though this time of quarantine is filled with challenges and difficult emotions, we can make the most of it as parents by using the time to teach kids life skills that they may not learn in school. Although it might take a little extra work upfront to teach your children a new skill, ultimately it will save you time as they learn to do more for themselves.

Updated: January 26, 2022

5 Healthy Family Activities to Try in 2022

Healthy Family Taking Walk Outside

My little family had lots of fun ringing in 2022. There was popcorn, noisemakers, and dancing. After my son went to bed, my husband and I enjoyed champagne followed by a bedtime before midnight. I guess we're officially old! Before sadly passing out around 11, we did chat about family activities that we plan to try during long New England winters. Here are our favorites!

by: Ford Seeman

5 Ways to Get Kids to Care About the Environment

5 ways to get kids to appreciate environmental awareness

For many years we’ve been on the losing end of climate change. An unexpected byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, our planet has seen some improvements it hasn’t seen in decades. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the gains made will continue as stay-at-home orders around the world are eased.

More: 10 Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Homework may be hard to handle for kids, and it certainly is for grownups. We all want our kids to do well, and it's often hard to take the long view, let the child figure it out, and avoid rescuing her. In other words, parents tend to help (or even do) their children's homework in a misguided effort to help them succeed in school. In their book, 7 Strategies for Developing Capable* Students: *Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful, H. Stephen Glenn and Michael L.

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Communicating with Stepchildren

Communicating with Stepchildren

Stepping Stones

Honest communication is the only policy when it comes to the stepfamily. Withdrawing in an attempt to be self-protective will backfire on you. The family will continue its biological bond, and you'll be left out in the cold.

Don't Be Wicked

Don't lecture! I guarantee that if you shake your finger at a child, they will not hear what you are saying. Kids are deaf to stories with a moral. Save your breath.

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Updated: March 30, 2022

15 Fun Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Rainy Day

If rainy weather is keeping you cooped up inside, don't fret. We've put together the ultimate list of rainy day activities for kids of all ages.

If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. What fun things can we come up with to occupy the time while trapped indoors?

More: 10 Toddler Art Projects to do This Weekend

Surprise Custody of Stepchildren

Surprise Custody of Stepchildren

It can happen. You marry your Sweetie aware that there are children in the picture but way in the distance, perhaps a little blur on the horizon. Though you know your partner has kids, you've downplayed their importance. After all, they aren't going to live with you. Maybe they live far away, and maybe there are regular, short visits. But basically, your house is your own.

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Updated: March 9, 2021

8 Activities for Celebrating Passover with Kids

how to celebrate Passover with kids

Passover is a festival for Jewish families to celebrate many things over the course of seven or eight days depending on your family’s background. It is a celebration of birth and rebirth. It is also a time to embrace spring and new beginnings. Jews also celebrate a journey from slavery to freedom for Jewish people and taking responsibility for themselves, their communities, and the world at large.

Updated: April 22, 2020

Self-Care Acts for Parents That Can Be Done At Home

8 self care acts you can practice at home

“Self-care.” 

What a cringy word for some folks - and a reason for the deepest eye roll for others. Self-care has gotten such a bad rap in the last few years, and with the recent COVID-19 outbreak it seems nearly impossible to achieve. Everything in your life is upside down. We are weeks into this quarantine lifestyle and things don’t seem to be getting any easier.

More: Teaching Kindness At Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sex Education: What Should You Say?

Sex Education: What Should You Say?

Tales from the Parent Zone

Jason was observed blinking frequently, staring obsessively at his hands, popping breath mints, and applying zit medication every few hours. Finally he confessed to his parents. He had been doing “it” and he'd heard through the grapevine that “it” would give you hairy palms, make you go blind, cause bad breath, weaken the blood, and cause pimples.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Young girl pasting tissue paper to paper Christmas tree

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Building an Indoor Obstacle Course for Kids

indoor obstacle course

When it gets cold out and we're stuck inside more often, it gets hard to come up with ways to entertain your kids day after day. You've watched the same movie five times, baked endless treats, and have done so many arts and crafts projects that your hands are permanently covered in glitter. Now what? Build an obstacle course for your kids that will provide endless hours of fun and challenge them. Plus, it will help them (and you) to stay active during those days when it’s just too cold to venture outside for a walk or game of catch.

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