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Pot o' Gold

Pot o' Gold

Holiday Hassles

Here's how to avoid making a mess and wasting glitter: Fold a piece of copy paper in half and then open it up. Set the object on the paper and sprinkle the glitter onto it. When dry, remove the object from the paper and bump the glitter to the fold in the center. Pour the unused glitter back into the container.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Shamrock Necklaces

Shamrock Necklaces

Age: Preschool through elementary
Time: 30 minutes or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

On St. Patrick's Day, it's a must to wear green. Help your child make her own shamrock necklace to get in the holiday spirit.

Materials needed:
· Green construction paper
· Hole puncher
· Scissors
· Pencil
· Yarn

What to do:

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by: Katy Abel

Kids and Custody

Kids and Custody

A Dad's Dilemma

Michael P. remembers the day he went over to his estranged wife's apartment to pick up his son Tommy at the end of a weekend visit. Tommy's mother was passed out in bed, even at midday. The boy sat alone watching cartoons, wearing the same clothes Michael had put him in a few days before. The coffee table was strewn with drug paraphernalia, remnants of the previous night's partying.

But when Michael talked with an attorney about fighting for sole legal and physical custody, the response was hardly reassuring.

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Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

No matter your general mood, having positive, realistic expectations for your child's achievements and behavior is something to strive for. When parents' expectations for their kids are set at the right level-not too high and not too low-kids do very well in life indeed. Here then, are some specific tools for setting reasonable expectations that even the gloomiest donkey can follow.

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Great Books for Boys

Great Books for Boys

The Stupids Step Out, by Harry Allard
The Stupid family and their dog Kitty have a fun-filled day doing ridiculous things.

Patrick's Dinosaurs, by Carol Carrick
When his older brother talks about dinosaurs during a visit to the zoo, Patrick is afraid, until he discovers they all died millions of years ago.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Tech-Corps Volunteers

Tech-Corps Volunteers

What's a single guy, age 27, doing on a Saturday morning at Patrick Henry Elementary in Virginia? He's not a teacher, a coach, or a school employee. Shane Ahn, a strategic planning manager at Bell Atlantic, is a member of Tech Corps, an organization of professionals who offer their skills and expertise to help schools integrate technology in the teaching process

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Updated: February 12, 2020

New Study Says Intensive Parenting Is Best

intensive parenting

Don’t be scared by the word intense, a new study says that hands-on, intensive parenting might be the best way to raise children. But what exactly does that mean, and why is this the ‘best way’ to bring up your children?

Findings in a new study have shown that despite many variables, most parents say that a time-intensive, child-centered parenting approach is the right way to raise their kids.

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How Saints' Names Became Popular

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How Saints' Names Became Popular

Alphabet Soup

Canonizing refers to the process of declaring a dead person as a saint and glorifying this person's memory by adding him or her to a list of saints. Very few people have been canonized in recent years; it is believed that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who died in 1997, will be added to the Roman Catholic roster of saints.

Traditional Names

Traditional Names

What's in a Name

The most common given name in the Western world is John, which derives from the Hebrew Yohanan and means “gracious gift of God.” It is found in every Western language in various forms, including Johann, Ivan, Jan, Hans, Jean, Sean, Juan, Evan, and Ian.

  • Last Names Starting with A-Z

    How much do you know about your last name? Once it's time to give your baby a first name, you may become more interested in the origin of your fam... read more

  • Irish First Names

    Discover the meaning behind Irish first names and search for common Irish girl names and Irish boy names. read more