This article was originally posted more than two years ago, on May 16, 2014 – as our family was just beginning to anticipate Steven Spielberg’s The BFG movie. Now that it’s finally out (and we’ve finally seen it), we’re back to tell you what we thought. Read the whole post below, or skip ahead to […]
Here’s what happened when a family of five reflected on the true meaning of this country’s most celebrated sporting event. Another Super Bowl is nearly upon us. And folks young and old are all scrambling to get ready for the big game. The Doctor and Dad household is no exception. But before we kicked off […]
Plopping our kids down in front of a TV, computer or phone screen isn’t exactly our favorite thing to do. After all, too much screen time can slow language development, impede academic achievement and contribute to obesity. But our family has found that, given the right amount of parental supervision (and a little luck too), […]
Remember trying to solve riddles back when you were a kid? No, not the riddle of how to tease your bangs taller than Lisa Turtle’s or how to do that two-man Kid N’ Play dance without falling flat on your face. We’re talking about those brain-bending word puzzles that force you think about a problem from […]
“Take Your Child to Work Day” can be a truly enlightening and educational experience for kids in grade school all the way up through high school. By witnessing what goes on inside a real workplace environment, these maturing young minds can see how adults contribute to society, understand how their schooling is preparing them for […]
We’re constantly teaching our children new things, aren’t we? We teach them the alphabet, the correct way to pet the cat, how to drive a car (gulp!), which sports teams to love and hate, how to replace the empty toilet paper roll for once in their frickin’ lives, and countless other bits of information that […]
Here’s a cool little fact to keep in mind next time you try to teach your child something: Kids learn better when lessons are tailored to things that they’re already interested in. That’s right!