Monday, October 31, 2022

Learn How to Parent Adolescents With the Power of Understanding

Austin, TX, October 31, 2022
 — Psychology Today parenting expert Carl Pickhardt hopes to help keep parents ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding the stages of adolescence in his new book, Holding On While Letting Go: Parenting Your Child Through the Four Freedoms of Adolescence. 

“When parents choose to have a child, they have agreed to have an adolescent,” Dr. Pickhardt said. “So effective parenting partly depends on being able to anticipate common teenage changes.”

Holding On While Letting Go is a toolkit of ideas that offers an estimate of teenage tendencies, different ways for parents to think about what is happening and why it is happening, and how they might want to respond. 

Dr. Pickhardt shares four unfolding freedoms and provides tips to help parents navigate these challenging times. 

The four unfolding freedoms include:
1. Freedom from rejection of childhood, around the late elementary school years, when they want to stop acting and being treated as children. 
2. Freedom of association with peers, around the middle school years, when they want to form a second family of friends. 
3. Freedom for older experimentation, around the high school years, when they want to try more grown-up activities. 
4. Freedom to claim emancipation, around the college age years, when they decide to become their own ruling authority. 

“Counseling with many families over many years, I believe there is a continuing need for parents to be informed about common changes that adolescence brings for the teenager and for themselves,” said Dr. Pickhardt. “I hope this book serves that purpose.” 

Dr. Pickhardt’s message is clear: with each successive push for freedom, both parents and teens need to learn how to do less holding on to each other while doing more letting go. Readers will learn the way with compassion, experience and time-tested guidance.

About the Author
Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., is a noted psychologist, speaker and parenting expert, now retired from private counseling practice. He received his B.A. and M.Ed. from Harvard, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American and Texas Psychological Associations. He writes a popular parenting advice column for Psychology Today and has written some of the most practical and helpful books about important parenting issues, including: The Connected Father, Stop the Screaming, The Future of Your Only Child and Why Good Kids Act Cruel. A prolific author, he continues to write three distinct kinds of books: illustrated psychology, coming of age fiction and nonfiction parenting advice. Holding On While Letting Go is his 17th parenting book. For a complete list of his books, see his website:  

Holding On While Letting Go: Parenting Your Child Through the Four Freedoms of Adolescence
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: October 4, 2022
ISBN-10: 0757324231
ISBN-13: 9780757324239
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Available on


Popular Types of Shoes For Kids

Try these Janie and jack if you're looking for a great pair of shoes for your little ones. Adidas makes a great pair of running shoes too, and you can replace them about twice a year. The price is right too, and they are very durable. They're inexpensive to replace. Here are some popular ones.


The MB1 is a popular style of sneakers among kids. It features a sock-style design that makes it easy for kids to slip on and off. It is lightweight and durable and is an excellent choice for back-to-school shopping. Unlike the typical "tough" sneakers, which have laces, the MB1 has a sock-style closure for extra safety and ease of use.

Camper Runner

Camper Runner sneakers have a classic cream color that goes with every outfit. They're also easy to secure, thanks to Velcro and lace construction. The uppers are designed to keep your child's foot dry and warm, while the soles are cushioned and padded for comfort.

Founded in 1877, Camper is a family business that devoted itself to creating shoes and apparel for everyday use. Since 1975, the company has added many products to its catalog. They also constantly change their designs to reflect the latest trends in the market. With over 236k followers on Instagram, the brand has survived the test of time, becoming a trusted name in the footwear industry.

Native Shoes

Native shoes are the perfect summer footwear for kids. They come in all rainbow colors and are easy to clean. They are also comfortable and durable. The low-profile silhouette and cushioning make them perfect for pool days and play dates. These shoes have seen plenty of adventures and are sure to last for years.

Native shoes are trendy among kids and parents, as they are comfortable, breathable, and easy to clean. They can also be easily handed down from younger siblings. They come in various styles and prices ranging from $35 to $160.

Disney Shoes

If you want to get your child a pair of Disney shoes, you've come to the right place. The Disney collection has plenty of shoes for kids of all ages, who are sure to be comfortable. Nike and Crocs offer comfortable shoes that withstand the wear and tear of a long day at the theme park. They're lightweight and breathable and feature back straps that keep the shoes on even in the rain.

You'll want to ensure your child has walking and running shoes before heading to the park. They should also have sneakers, but you can invest in water shoes for your trip to Walt Disney World. It would help if you also had an extra pair of sneakers in case one pair gets wet. Wet shoes can cause blisters and stinky feet.

Birkenstock Sandals

Birkenstock sandals are great for kids because they are comfortable and durable. These sandals are water-resistant and feature a shock-absorbing cork-latex footbed. They are ideal for active kids who love to explore the outdoors. They are available in a variety of sizes and fun colors.

BIRKENSTOCK sandals are made in Germany with high-quality materials and strict quality controls. Each pair is tested for safety and comfort before leaving the factory. The original footbed was designed by Konrad Birkenstock based on a cast of a healthy human foot in the sand. Each contour in the footbed caters to a different part of the foot. The footbeds are ergonomically designed for growing feet.

adidas Children's Shoes

Adidas children's shoes are comfortable, durable, and ideal for various activities. With a wide toe box, they offer support and stability to children with high arches. They also come in a range of color options. Whether your child is looking for sports shoes, cleats, or tennis shoes, Adidas has the right kind of shoe for them.

One Adidas children's shoe type is the Adidas Superstar, designed for comfortable all-day wear. The shoe's leather construction increases durability and features a herringbone-patterned bottom sole. There's also a rubber shell toe that keeps it secure and stable.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022



Friday, Oct. 28 – Saturday, Oct. 29
BUSHKILL, Pa. (Lehman Township, Pa.) October 19, 2022 — After 14 years in operation at Lehman Park, the annual Halloween-themed, family-friendly event Lehman Haunted Park, which draws approximately 10,000 visitors per year, is expanding and relocating to POCONOS PARK (located at 265 Tom Ridge Drive, Bushkill, PA in the Lehman Township, just 2 miles North of Bushkill Falls). Halloween is “creeping up,” so, unless you're scared, be sure to order your tickets today at

HAUNTED POCONOS PARK is open for ONE WEEKEND ONLY (Friday, October 28 – Saturday, October 29) and will offer different “scare-level” experiences based upon age:

KID’S TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL, 4 – 7 P.M.— (Children Ages 12 & Under): 
Prior to sunset, children will be sent along a fright-free, wooded trail to gather candy treats, participate in interactive games, and meet a host of kid-friendly characters—with plenty of photo opportunity stations for parents along the way. Cost is $5 per child with an accompanying adult. 

PLAYHOUSE OF HORROR, 6 – 10 P.M.— (Ages 13+):
Beginning at twilight, our “braver” and older guests can explore the more eerie dwellings of an authentic haunted house. Meet POCONOS PARK’s playful specters, murderous villains, and ghoulish monsters. Take in our wonderful macabre displays and get a few jump-scares along the way. (Note: ONLY those in line before 10 P.M. will be admitted. Children aged 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult)  Early Bird Cost is $19.99 plus fees, Week Of Cost is $24.99 plus fees, and Day Of Cost is $29.99 plus fees. Grab a Skip The Line admission for only $39.99.

BLACK LAGOON BANQUET, 5 - 8 P.M.—(All Ages):
Say “Bone-Appetit!” as we serve no tricks, just treats, at this otherworldly upscale dinner buffet. Enjoy delicious culinary treats and only the finest, delightful “spirits” curated especially for you by Event Hospitality Solutions. This family-friendly dinner will be served with paired wine from Blue Ridge Winery and distinguished ghostly guests. Tickets are LIMITED at $59.99 per guest (plus fees) and include “skip the line” admission to the Playhouse of Horror, access to the buffet, and one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink per person. (Note: Additional alcoholic beverages cost extra.)

“SCREAM! AT THE LAKE” 90’s Throwback Dance Party, Friday, Oct. 28,  9 P.M. - 1.A.M. (21+):
Calling all ghosts and ghouls to scream with delight as we turn off the lights and on the 90s tunes! Join us down at the Lake House to enjoy some scary libations at the Bloody Bar and graze on some skull candy (aka yummy bar food). Dress to kill, as we’ll be giving away prizes for the most spine-chilling, the most scandalous, and the most striking costumes!  (Must show valid ID to enter) Tickets are LIMITED at $49.99 per guest (plus fees), and includes “skip the line” admission to the Playhouse of Horror.

“CURSED CAMPGROUND” Electronic Music Dance Party, Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 P.M. - 1.A.M. (21+):
After you’ve had your pants scared off inside the Playhouse of Horror,  join us at the Cursed Campground at the Lake House! If you dare to venture through the cursed trails of this abandoned summer camp, you will reach the most electrifying dance party in the Poconos! Costumes are encouraged, as prizes will be given away for various spooky categories. (Must show valid ID to enter) Tickets are LIMITED at $49.99 per guest and include “skip the line” admission to the Playhouse of Horror.



Guests can also enjoy additional activities, such as a Haunted Hayride and Fire Pits with S’mores Stations, or wander through the PUMPKIN PATCH to select the perfect pumpkin to decorate at the Pumpkin Painting & Carving Stations. Also, bring your appetite—there will be plenty of Food Vendors and treats from Event Hospitality Solutions to enjoy!!

“We are so pleased to partner with POCONOS PARK to expand Lehman’s traditional haunted park and meet the rising demand for this popular event,” stated Rob Rohner, Chairman/Secretary Treasurer at Lehman Township Municipal. “It is wonderful to see the growth of this event and the community come and celebrate fall in such a fun and unique way.”

“We are so excited to be a part of this well-established and well-loved event,” stated John M. Oakes, CEO of From the Roots, the real estate and venue management company that operates POCONOS PARK. “We look forward to making HAUNTED POCONOS PARK a must-do Halloween event for everyone in the community to enjoy for years to come!”

POCONOS PARK™, located only 18 miles north of Stroudsburg in the Bushkill Falls region near Delaware Water Gap National Park, will operate as a boutique festival site and play host to world-class tours and productions, as well as special events. The complex includes two sizable venues: the Amphitheater at Poconos Park and the Lake House Theater. The amphitheater is a 10,000+-capacity, open-air venue with thousands of seats near the stage and a beautiful grass lawn for thousands more to enjoy entertainment in the great outdoors. The amphitheater can also be converted to a 2,600- capacity, fully-enclosed venue for year-round performances. The Lake House Theater at Poconos Park, is a 10,000-square-foot banquet hall, located on a scenic 90-acre lake. The theater can seat up to 400 people for private events such as banquets, corporate retreats, weddings, etc., and serve as a facility for first-class VIP experiences for concerts, festivals, and other large events. For general information, or to inquire about holding your next event at POCONOS PARK, please visit

WonderWorks Destiny Offers Educational Programs for CNY Students and Teachers

SYRACUSE, New York – (October 19, 2022) – WonderWorks Destiny is offering unique fall 2022 programs that align with their mission of sparking the imagination and inspiring the next generation of scientists, leaders, and creatives. The programs provide students and teachers opportunities to showcase their talents, learn new things and visit the attraction for free. They will also be offering educational field trips all season long.
“Our annual student art contest is already a favorite of both our guests and the WonderWorks team even though it’s a relatively new program,” says Jonathan Cascella, general manager of WonderWorks Destiny. “We can't wait to see what our local students have created!"
WonderWorks Destiny offers over 100 hands-on exhibits, activities, and experiences. All exhibits relate to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and provide guests of all ages hours of hands-on entertainment. WonderWorks and its exhibits have been designed to provide educational learning opportunities that are fun and engaging.
Here are several of the fall 2022 special programs being offered:

Youth Art Contest – Local youth artists are invited to enter the annual art contest for a chance to have their work displayed in the CNY-ART: New York Youth Art Gallery inside WonderWorks. The theme this year, "Brought to Light," will focus on what happens when ideas and theories get a chance to shine. Students or their teachers can submit the artwork online from now until December 14, 2022.

Teacher Wonder Days – All certified New York teachers are invited to explore WonderWorks Destiny for free during October's Teacher Wonder Days, which take place October 15-16, 2022, and October 22-23, 2022. Certified teachers and one guest can get free admission, and up to four additional guests can get a discounted admission rate of $10 per person. Teachers will need to register online before attending and provide a school ID upon arrival.

Homeschool Days – Local and visiting homeschool families are invited to join WonderWorks for its Homeschool Days event. This semi-annual program allows homeschool students and families a chance to enhance their curriculum by adding hands-on exploration at WonderWorks. Groups can enjoy a day out by taking advantage of the $12 discounted walk-ups rates, or groups can save even more when they pre-book with a group of 10 or more to receive a special $10 ticket.

Educational Field Trips – WonderWorks is the perfect place for an educational field trip this fall. Field trip opportunities are available for public school groups, homeschool groups, sports teams, after-school programs, and private schools. WonderWorks combines education and fun with over 100 interactive activities. Students will learn something new, whether they realize it or not, and leave with great memories. Those planning field trips can take advantage of group rates, educational add-ons, and lunch options here:

“We love teachers here at WonderWorks! Our annual Teacher Wonder Days allow us to thank our local educators while inspiring them to return with their class for an exciting field trip," adds Paige Perry, education sales coordinator at WonderWorks Destiny.

WonderWorks Syracuse offers these programs and more throughout the year for local students and families to enjoy. It also offers group rates, scouting programs, sensory days, homeschool days, and corporate events. WonderWorks Syracuse features an indoor, 70-foot-tall suspended ropes course, laser tag, a 4D XD motion theater, the Wonder Zones, and more. For more information, visit the site at:
About WonderWorks
WonderWorks, a science-focused indoor amusement park, combines education and entertainment into one venue. With over 100 hands-on exhibits, there is something unique and challenging for all ages. Feel the power of 71 mph hurricane-force winds in the Hurricane Shack. Make life-sized bubbles in the Bubble Lab. Get the NASA treatment and experience zero gravity in our Astronaut Training Gyro. Nail it by lying on the death-defying Bed of Nails. WonderWorks is located in Orlando, Pigeon Forge, Panama City Beach, Myrtle Beach, Syracuse, and Branson. Visit and follow @WonderWorksDestiny on Facebook, @WonderWorksDUSA on Twitter, and @WonderWorks_dusa on Instagram.

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11 Fun & Engaging Family Rituals


Think back to your childhood and your happiest memories with your family. More often than not, those memories will involve a ritual you had with your parents, siblings, or extended family. Did you have a special handshake with your uncle? Did your grandma always give you a dollar before you left her house? Were Friday nights always movie night? Whatever you did, it obviously had an effect. The ritual made you feel a part of your family and endeared you to them. As a parent, make sure to give your children the same experience by creating rituals with them. 

IMPORTANT: As the parent, it’s your job to get the ritual started. However, make it your kids’ responsibility to create the actual ritual. Involving them in the creation process will make it infinitely more likely that they will stay engaged with your ritual instead of complaining about it. 


  1. Rotating Family Dinners

Okay, having dinner as a family is an unoriginal idea. But it doesn’t have to be! Once a week, switch things up by making a different person in the family “in charge” of dinner. They pick the menu, help cook, and even decorate if they’d like. This gets kids in the habit of helping with chores, making their own food, and creating family rituals. Plus, you know at least one kid will be happy with the food that’s served that night ;)

  1. Rotating Movie Nights
    Similar to family dinners, let each person in the family be in charge of what’s showing for family movie night. It’s a good idea to make a “no complaining” rule (adults included!) so that you kids aren’t afraid to express their interests and opinions. Sure, not everyone will like every movie that’s picked. But respecting everyone’s choices and participating in something another person enjoys are important skills to have. 


  2. Game Night
    Game nights provide all kinds of benefits. They teach teamwork, problem-solving, and how to be a gracious winner and loser. But game nights can get intense, depending on the family. Try to keep these things in mind before you bust out the Monopoly board.

    1. Pair up older, more experienced players with younger ones. Try to make each team as even as possible.

    2. Let teams be excited when they win, but don’t let them gloat. Shake hands and move on. If they go overboard, call them out and make them apologize. (That goes for adults, too.)

    3. Same goes for losing. People can most certainly be sad (and may even need a moment to deal with big feelings), but always bring them back around to shaking hands with the winners and expressing happiness that they won. Call out excessive moping, and don’t let people quit if they see they are going to lose.

  3. Yearly Non-Holidays

Find fun, family-oriented reasons to celebrate that aren’t federally recognized holidays.

  1. Revisit an old vacation spot. Make new memories to add to the new ones. Declare it “Lake Day,” “Theme Park Day,” or “Hike Up A Mountain Day.”

  2. Find unofficial holidays that would mean something to your family and participate in them each year. For example, watch “Star Wars” on May 4 or talk like a pirate on September 19.

  3. Did something go wrong in the past, but it’s a story that’s retold in your family over and over again? Celebrate it! “The Minivan Broke Down Day” or “We Survived a Terrible Camping Trip Day” can all be celebrated by an honorary activity and a retelling of the bad experience. Watch as it oddly brings everyone together. 

  1. Shopping Duties
    Going to the grocery store doesn’t have to be a bore. Give your child or children specific items to look for and pick up. And don’t just shove the child in the cart and have them point to the object on the shelf. Engage them physically in the task by having them retrieve the item and put it in the cart. This gives them something to do and a role in a task they would otherwise be left out of.


  2. Bathtime Parade
    Depending on the child, bathtime can be exciting or tear-inducing. Regardless, involve your kids in making a bathtime song, chant, dance, or rhyme. It can help them with the transition from whatever they are doing to cleanup time. If your child is a reluctant bath taker, this is something that should heavily involve their creativity. If you as the parent are making up the song and expecting it to help, it probably won’t. The excitement will come from your child making up the lyrics, words, or dance moves. 


  3. Nighttime Rituals
    Similar to bathtime, going to bed can be a chore for parents. Create a bedtime routine that prepares everyone to settle down for the night. Here are a few ideas for you to consider. 

    1. Dentist Robot – Instead of mom or dad assisting with brushing, transform yourself into a robot who specializes in dental hygiene. Make recurring, purposeful mistakes to get them giggling about how silly you are and how knowledgeable they are about their teeth. 

    2. Book Machine – Become a giant claw machine for books. Ask your kids to pick the books they want to read and mechanically grab them from the bookshelf. 

    3. Bedtime Handshake – Before you leave the room, give your children a special handshake. It can be as complex or as simple as they want it to be. It can also be unique for each child, or you can all decide to have a “family handshake” that’s special to just your family unit. 

    4. Prayers or Gratitude List – If you are a religious family, have your children take part in nighttime prayers. If you aren’t, take a moment with them to run through five things they are thankful for.

  4. Birthday “Campouts”
    No tents are required for birthday campouts. All you need is a new location. Whether it’s the basement, the living room, or the actual great outdoors, celebrate your children’s birthdays by spending the night together on a “campout.” These can look however you’d like. Eat snacks, tell stories, watch a movie, or roast marshmallows. Build a blanket fort, sleep in sleeping bags, or drag mattresses to the floor. Invite friends, make it family-only, or have them one-on-one. Whatever you decide, it will be done in celebration of someone you love. 


  5. Family Chore Time
    Make one morning or night of the week Family Chore Time. Give everyone age-appropriate jobs to do, crank up some music, and spend the morning working (and dancing!) together to get your home back in order. Dance, lipsync, and create a custom playlist that everyone in the family helps curate. It’s up to you on if chores rotate, what happens when their list is done, or whether or not there are opportunities for extra work they can get paid to do. When you’re done, celebrate! You can decide on what that looks like. It can be as simple as eating lunch immediately after or indulging in a scoop of ice cream. 


  6. Routine “Days of Service”
    As a family, pick a cause you care about. Then, regularly serve in a way that addresses that problem. Don’t be afraid to attach your day of service to a big, potentially uncomfortable topic. Regular exposure can help you answer questions they may have and engage with the topic on a practical level. Pick something that’s hands on instead of passive activities that don’t engage your child. For example, thoughtfully and intentionally picking out clothes for another person will engage your children on a much deeper level than if you did it for them and told them about it afterward. 


Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list. It’s also not a checklist. If one of these ideas doesn’t work for your family, no worries! There are infinite ways to produce rituals that will bring your family together. All you need to do is think about what kinds of rituals you want to establish and involve your family in creating them. So get started, and have fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Teaching The ABCs Through Beekeeping


As a teacher of older three year old children I loved B Is For Beekeeping An Alphabet Book. My current class is very different. I have a few who know their alphabet but not everyone is there but I loved this book particularly for the few that do.  To go over the alphabet when you are very aware of each letter can be very boring but even my always bored during letter time kids LOVED it.

Did you know one-third of the food we eat gets pollinated by honeybees? Honeybees are critical to our ecosystem. By purchasing this book, you are helping children learn the important role that honeybees play in our world. Additionally, your purchase benefits the protection of all bees! B is for Beekeeping will be making a special donation to organizations that help preserve bees and their habitats.

The class were all so interested in the "New" vocabulary a the very bright, cute illustrations. Who knew you could come up with an entire alphabet book based on beekeeping?

My entire class loves looking at the Queen Bee and all her little "babies". I loved learning about Royal Jelly a food made by the worker bees for the larvae who will grow up to be queens.

Very interesting and a fun way to teach my kids who do and don't know their letters.

To Purchase:

Thursday, October 13, 2022

I Have Found The Best Stocking Stuffer

OMG I love love love my back scratched. It's weird because as a child I remember my dad asking us to scratch his back and he always wanted it really scratched. He was always itchy.  His back was so gross with all kinds of bumps and hair. What is it about a back scratch? My back is always itchy, but it also feels good and gives me chills. I will use anything. A pen, a plastic fork, a brush, the wall, my fingernails, a pencil, anything!!! Nothing ever scratches enough. My daughter is always afraid she will hurt me, my husband does hurt me...ugh why is it so difficult?! NOW I have the Bearback Scratcher. It isn't like those dumb wood ones that just don't scratch or those stupid metal finger ones that look like they can scratch but don't. Is anyone else like this with their back because I can go on and on!?

The Bearback Scratcher is long and can really reach plus it has an easy to hold handle. I LOVE IT! It feels like a brush but the bristles are closer together and smaller, it can be used wet or dry and folds up for easy travel or to store. 

bearback Scratcher Highlights:

  • Built with a non-slip grip
  • Makes it easy to access those hard to reach places
  • Gentle on skin
  • Use on backs, legs–anywhere!
  • Ergonomic curve provides the perfect amount of pressure
  • Foldable design is made for travel and easy storage
  • Extends to 17” from 9.5”
  • Interchangeable design with 4 attachments for all self-care needs

After you’ve satisfied your itch, swap out the scratcher for one of three other attachments: the Massage Roller, Lotion Roller, or Dry Brush.



$21.97 for the bearback Scratcher, $8.97 for additional attachments

Available at & Amazon

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

FROST - Starring Vernon Wells, Devanny Pinn - Is Out Today October 11 #horror


A review:

So this movie just angered me. OK...wait let me start again. If I was watching just for entertainment, it was ok. I would say that for entertainment purposes not a review I would have watched this movie with my family and been ok with it. My 17 year old and I watched it together. We did zero reading about the movie and had no idea what it was about or who the actors were. The wolf on the cover told us that there are wolves in the movie. Well there was a wolf in one scene but that was about it.

In a nutshell a pregnant heads to her estranged father's house. There is some obvious bad history with his drinking and now he is saddled with this baby who he is sure is a boy. They go fishing but not before he tells her to leave her phone home because she has been attached to it or some jazz. We never really see her on it much but what other reason would she have to NOT have her phone on her? Anyway while driving and talking it's obvious that he can't multitask because they crash. Well not only crash but part of a tree goes through the daughter. Dad has to head out and get help but not before telling her all the bad things that will happen, the cold, how her body temp will drop, the fact that she will hallucinate, so many things. Yes sir, this is how we leave your very scared, pregnant daughter. Tell her everything that can possibly happen. 

Well things just go from bad to worse. On day one she tells the baby she has to eat so apologizes and eats a worm. Day two she goes into labor, Day three...I don't even want to spoil it but angered me to no end. Still mad about it. 

If this is your jam, do it! Be prepared. There is so much I can add but will leave it here. Leave me a comment if you want more. 


Cleopatra Entertainment are proud to announce the release of chilly thriller FROST, directed by Brandon Slagle (Battle of Saipan), based on James Cullen Bressack’s story and adapted for screen by Robert Thompson,  and starring Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2) and Devanny Pinn (House of Manson).

The story of a young woman and her father who have to fight for survival after being stranded on a remote mountainside during a storm, FROST will be released on October 11 on Digital and Blu-ray.

A full motion picture soundtrack for FROST is scheduled for both the CD and VINYL LP formats to accompany the film’s release and features contributions by Rick Wakeman (YES), Geoff Downes (YES/ASIA) and Terry Reid – amongst others - courtesy of Cleopatra Records.



Safety at School for Kids with Food Allergies #allergies

 Safety at School for Kids with Food Allergies

Child food allergies are no joke. And if you thought you noticed an uptick in the number of children dealing with allergies, you’re not wrong. In fact, the rate has increased by 50% since the 1990s. That means there are 50% more parents trying to understand how their child’s allergies will affect their everyday lives. A big part of that is making sure they are safe at school.

Here is some information about common food allergies and how to partner with your child’s teacher and school. There are also resources if you’re a parent whose child has a food allergy. 

*This article is not meant to replace a consultation with a doctor. If you think your child has food allergies, contact your pediatrician.

Common Child Food Allergies

People can be allergic to a lot of different foods. However, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that eight common foods make up 90% of food allergic reactions in the United

States. Those foods are (starting with the most common):

  • Milk.

  • Eggs.

  • Fish.

  • Shellfish (such as crab, lobster, and shrimp).

  • Tree nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans).

  • Peanuts.

  • Wheat.

  • Soybeans.


Symptoms can be very different for each kind of allergy. If you think your child may be having an allergic reaction to a certain food, be on the lookout for: 

  • Hives or a rash.

  • Coughing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.

  • Dizziness/lightheadedness.

  • Tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth.

  • Swelling of the throat, face, tongue, lips, or vocal cords.

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea.

  • Stomach/abdominal cramps.

  • Loss of consciousness.


If you’ve done much research on food allergies, you probably have run across the term “food intolerances.” What’s the difference? The simplified explanation is that intolerances don’t trigger the immune system and allergies do. The symptoms related to food intolerances are usually less severe, too. That doesn’t mean your child’s quality of life won’t suffer because of a food intolerance. It just means their life won’t be threatened by it, where an allergy can trigger a “go to the hospital now” episode of anaphylaxis.

Partner With Your Teacher & School

For parents whose children have food allergies, life is already stressful. The constant monitoring is a full-time job. So it’s understandable if the thought of handing that responsibility over to a teacher or daycare worker is overwhelming.

As difficult as it will feel, it’s vital to trust the other adults in your quest to keep food allergens away from your child. You’ll need the extra help, especially when your child is little.

  1. Before your child ever sets foot in the door, contact their school, preschool, or daycare. Schedule a meeting months (seriously, months) before kids go back to school. Communicate with the teacher, but ask to talk with the school’s nurse, too. Share your home emergency plan with them. They will help you fill out all the necessary paperwork to create a school health care plan.

    1. Don’t worry about schools brushing your concerns to the side. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), public or private schools that get funds from the federal government have to provide accommodations for kids with food allergies. 

  2. Make a food allergy card for your child. Teachers and school staff can use it as a reference. Your child can also hand it to whomever they need to instead of having to memorize all the details of their allergy. 

  3. Let the teacher know they can call whenever they have questions about your child’s health.



Especially when your child is little, managing food allergies can be a daunting task. Here are a few resources that could help you navigate the topic of food allergies a little easier. 

  • Common Allergens 101 – If you’re new to the world of food allergies, this is a great place to learn the basics.

  • Food Allergy Emergency Checklist – This is a good action plan if your child should ever eat something they are allergic to. (Consult with your pediatrician to make sure there aren’t any missing steps you should take for your child’s unique situation.)

  • “Stop. Look. Ask. Go.” Training for Kids – This simple training helps you teach your preschooler the importance of their food allergies and what to do before they eat food that isn’t prepared by you.

  • “Managing Food Allergies at School” Resource Page – This site gets you started on all the forms and questions you should have before and after talking with your child’s school, preschool, or daycare. 

Like any lifelong health issue, food allergies can feel like an overwhelming amount of work. Thankfully, there are resources that can help parents as they do their best to take care of their child’s health concerns. There is a community to support you that includes your child’s teacher and school. Lean into the additional help offered to you, and know you’re not in this alone.

Just Announced - And Just Like That...The Complete First Season - Coming To DVD 12/13 #sexandthecity






BURBANK, CA (October 12, 2022) – Get set for the highly-anticipated return of Carrie Bradshaw and her stylish, best girlfriends as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the first season of And Just Like That…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series Sex and the City on DVD December 13, 2022And Just Like That… The Complete First Season will include all 10 episodes of the show’s first season and is priced to own at $24.98 SRP. The series, which has been renewed for a second season, is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers and is streaming on HBO Max.

From executive producer Michael Patrick King, And Just Like That…, brings the iconic characters of Sex and the City back for exciting all-new series, which finds Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) navigating the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. 

And Just Like That… also stars Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson and Evan Handler. 

The series is executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, John Melfi and Michael Patrick King. Writers included King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky. The HBO series Sex and the City was created by Darren Star and based on the book Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell. 


10 Episodes

  1. Hello It’s Me
  2. Little Black Dress
  3. When in Rome…
  4. Some of My Best Friends
  5. Tragically Hip
  6. Diwali
  7. Sex and the Widow
  8. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  9. No Strings Attached
  10. Seeing the Light 



And Just Like That… The Complete First Season is available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and others.  


The Basics

Street Date: December 13, 2022

SRP: $24.98

Running Time: 6 hrs approx. (feature)

Configuration: 3 DVD-9s 

Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

Audio: English 5.1

Subtitles: DVD: English SDH

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