If you’re a parent and… you’re raising a problem solver

Posted by on September 5, 2014.

Countless studies analyze to what extent kids take their cues on how to react and how to behave from their parents. A devotee of the PBSKids show Wild Kratts, my six-year-old has absorbed an astonishing amount of animal facts.

When she calmly and with interest told me there was a snake on the swimming ladder, I should have taken a cue from her to remain calm.

If you’re a parent and… you’re looking up the family tree

Posted by on April 4, 2014.

Family Tree

A very talented friend of mine designs modern family trees, and when I had my child, I decided to get her one.

This turned into a much bigger project than I expected. I was so thankful that family members have been collecting my family’s and my husband’s lineage.

CLiF Spotlight: Keeping Family Stories Alive

Posted by on March 26, 2014.

From a Lowell, VT child's Storykeepers family history research project: "I never got to meet my grandfather. But if I could, well, I'd love to."

Probably most adults could not coherently discuss

  • the differences between the 1840 and 1860 census
  • how a daguerreotype differs from a tintype
  • or the repercussions of the 1890 census being destroyed in a Department of Commerce fire.

But the children of Island Pond and Lowell, Vermont can.