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How to Talk to Kids: The Importance of Communication
How to Talk to Kids: The Importance of Communication

Why should you talk to your kids? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," explains why a back-and-forth dialogue is a great way to build trust.

It Worked For Me!

Melt Down

Instead of throwing away pieces of broken crayons, I create new ones. First I melt them in a mug in the microwave. Then I arrange cookie cutters on a sheet of aluminum foil and pour the liquid into the shapes. To make sure the wax doesn't spill out the bottom, I place a glass on top of the cutter after pouring in the melted crayons. After they cool, they pop out easily, and my kids like using their new, fun-shaped crayons.