Have you been counting down the days? Do you hear tell of a fabulous party that will soon be coming to your child's preschool or kindergarten? Is the anticipation building to a fever pitch? If you're mystified, let us enlighten. The 100th day of school (which usually falls.... read more
Seeing clearly involves the three "tripod" legs of openness, objectivity, and observation that stabilize our mindsight lens. When we see more clearly, we can become aware of our own internal world in a more helpful way—and also be better equipped to see our child's inner .... read more
The business of raising children, what with its spills and thrills and orthodontist appointments and outgrown sneakers, does not always lend itself to introspection and quietness of mind. And yet, as any parent who's ever taken a moment to catch his or her breath can attest, p.... read more
It's the time of year when the days are getting shorter and shorter. By the time everyone in your family is home from work and school, it's probably already dark outside (or close to it). In the interest of fighting off the darkness, this month we are bringing you some fun exp.... read more
Six is the magic number for snow - did you know that? If you had a big magnifier and stepped outside with your children on a cold winter day to watch snow fall from the sky, here is what you might observe - six-sided hexagonal crystals, needles or flat six-sided crystals, and .... read more
As temperatures drop, here are some cool science experiments to keep your kids' brains warm! Melting ChocolateDo the three types of chocolate (milk, dark, and white) melt at the same temperature? Put a small piece of each type of chocolate on two or three plates. Have your ki.... read more
It's the holidays! Time to shop, eat, celebrate with the family, and break out the music! Although this time of year is one of the busiest and most stressful, it is also an excellent occasion to experience the abundance of music that's out there during the holiday sea.... read more
If you live in an area of the country where it snows, chances are you spend your winters finding ways to be outside even in the cold, while still enjoying yourself. If you live in a region that offers downhill skiing, then learning to ski is a wonderful gift you can give yours.... read more
I'll never forget the time -- the first time, that is -- my daughter told me she hated me. It's irrelevant in that emotional moment whether the hate is real or justified. All you know is that the person you love more than anyone -- the person you loved through the sleep de.... read more
Fall is officially here, and it brings a bushel of new opportunities for scientific observation, discovery and exploration. Here are some ideas to help your kids learn about this amazing time of year. Leaf Observations - Making observations is an important part of the scien.... read more
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