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10 Tips for Dealing with Toddler Tantrums

mad toddler

A young child has temper tantrums; it is part of the development process. The child does not know how to deal with feelings of anger and frustration and lacks language skills. Fortunately, the tantrums will decrease as his vocabulary increases. Prevent Tantrums Preventing a meltdown is better than dealing with one.  Most toddler tantrums will be due to frustration. Recognize …

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Talking About Child Sexual Abuse

a crying child

One out of every ten children has been sexually abuse before they reach 18. There are probably children in your child’s school who are being sexual abused.  According to the research, 90% of these events could have been prevented. As a parent, it is important to discuss child sexual abuse with your family. Look for opportunities to frequently discuss key …

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Family Activities for Easter

flowers, Easter eggs

Crown of Thorns Insert toothpicks into a small Styrofoam or straw wreath. Every time a family member does a thoughtful or kind act they can take one of the toothpicks out of the wreath. Easter Banner or Flag Create a banner or flag that symbolizes Easter for your family. Instructions for a basic banner can be found at the above …

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Easter Egg Games

bunny with Easter eggs

Time to use those eggs to play some Easter egg games! Egg and Spoon Relay •Divide into two groups. •Have half of each group stand at a line drawn about 10′ away from the first group. •Each team is given a dyed Easter egg and a wooden spoon to carry it on. •The team members race to the other line carrying …

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It’s A Fun Thing for Easter

decorated Easter eggs

It’s a fun thing for Easter is a collection of kid approved crafts. Tissue Covered Plastic Eggs •Cover a plastic egg with a strip of tissue paper that has been dipped in liquid starch. The color of the tissue paper will remain unchanged so pick yellow for a chick, white for a lamb, beige for a person, etc. •Smooth out …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Simmering

Pan of simmering water

Simmering Temperature is 180° to 200° F A simmer is described as small bubbles rising to the surface that almost twinkle when they pop. This is the temperature slow cookers cook at (or should cook at). An occasional large bubble should not be a problem unless the liquid is thick, then the burner needs to be turned down to prevent …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Poaching

poached eggs

Poaching Temperature is 160° F to 180° F This is the most debated of all moist heat cooking temperatures. Some cooks have poaching as a reduced simmer while others use much lower temperatures. I personally prefer the lower temperatures of between 160° F to 180° F.You should be able to see the water moving in your pan, but bubbles should …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Boiling

close-up of boiling water

Boiling water is 212° F Boiling water is 212° F at sea level. The liquid will have many bubbles bursting all over the surface, and a steady cloud of steam is visible. For a brief science lesson, heating water causes the water to turn to a gas, and the bubbles are the gas rising to the surface. Altitude Effects Boiling …

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Cleaning Up After Pantry Pests

cockroach

Eliminating Meal beetles, larva and cockroaches Inspect cupboard for insects Remove everything from the cupboards and inspect the foods stored for signs of infestation. Throw away contaminated food. Promptly carry garbage bag containing tossed food out of the house.You can kill meal bugs by placing food in the freezer at 0 degrees for a week. This is recommended for any …

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Preventing Bugs in Kitchen Cupboards

kitchen canisters

Don’t Invite Bugs In Start with what you bring into the house. Inspect your groceries at the store. Look at wax and plastic wrap food items for indications of bugs. Check cardboard boxes, laundry, books and used furniture or appliances coming into the home for signs of infestation. Keep the kitchen clean. Keep dishes, stove top and counters washed after …

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