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This Week’s Buzz: May 22nd – May 28th

Toccam’s Razor

If you didn’t study philosophy, you might not be familiar with the principle of Occam’s Razor, which boils down to “the simplest solution is usually the right one.” There are other platitudes that say essentially the same thing: when you hear hoofbeats, think horses – not zebras.

I couldn’t help but think of this when I saw a post in a local mommy Facebook group this week. The mom asked the group how to help with eye rolling from an ornery 8 year old. This too-kind mom was getting the eyeroll treatment when she helped her son do his hair. There were scores of helpful responses – ask the pediatrician! Read this book and implement the concepts! Try taking away screen time! Try adding chores!

My response: ignore it. Also, let him do his own hair.

Why?…
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Buzz This Week
Monday, May 22nd

  • 11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, May 23rd

  • 9:30am – Green By Nature Preschool: Hop Hop Croak at the DEEC
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  • 10am & 10:45am Family Storytime at Longwood Gardens
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  • 10:30am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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Wednesday, May 24th

  • Toddler Tales, Book Babies, and Rhythm, Rhyme, Story time all at the Hockessin Public Library
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  • 10:30am Beach Towel Giveaway at the Blue Rocks Home Game
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 12-8pm Eat ice cream to save the Hockessin July 4th Parade at Woodside Creamery
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Thursday, May 25th

  • 10:30am Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 6:30pm Bandana Giveaway and Cowboy Monkey Rodeo at the Blue Rocks Game
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Friday, May 26th

  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, PA
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  • 10:30am Lego Storytime at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 10:30am- Glories of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 5-7pm Kick-Off to Summer Dance Party at First State Kids, reservations
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  • 5-8pm $5 Fridays After 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, May 27th

  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, PA
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  • Main Fountain Garden Premiere Weekend  at Longwood Gardens
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  • 9:30am-5pm 46TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES SHOW at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • Mini Golf and River Taxi now open on Wilmington’s Riverfront
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  • 1-4pm SCIENCE SATURDAY: CHAIN REACTION at Hagley Museum
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Sunday, May 28th

  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, PA
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  • 9:30am-5pm 46TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES SHOW at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 12pm & 2pm Memorial Day Special on the West Chester Railroad
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  • 12-3pm KIDS’ CORNER CREATIVITY HOURS at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 6pm Special Fireworks and Family Funday at the Blue Rocks Game
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Save the Date
  • May 29th – 2017 Memorial Day Parade in Kennett Square,PA
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  • June 3rd – 7th Annual Greenvile Auto Show 
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  • June 3rd – Annual Fire Company Appreciation Day at Woodside Creamery
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  • June 3rd – End of the School Year Party with WJBR at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • June 6th-10th 2017 Greek Festival in Wilmington
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  • June 7th – First Bike and Hike Night at Hagley Museum
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  • June 9th Parents’ Night Out: Outdoors Theme at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • June 11th-18th Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington
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  • June 15th-27th Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Railroad, tickets
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Helping Your Kids with Shots and Procedures

Summer is approaching, and if you’re like many parents, that means upcoming physicals and possibly vaccines or blood draws for your kiddos are around the corner. This topic always seems to make parents cringe. Of course, we know the importance of vaccinations, but it doesn’t necessarily make it easier to watch your kid squirm, scream, and cry when the nurse comes in with the tray carrying the dreaded needles.   Thankfully, research doesn’t stop at demanding kids get vaccines; Drs. Christine Chambers and Anna Taddio are well-known Canadian pediatric psychologist who study pain and have worked to get the public message out that pain management in kids is important and relatively accessible, especially in the case of vaccines! The … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: May 15th – May 21

The Finish Line Twin third graders’ field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo this week - the goal, on paper, was to choose an animal on which to do the end of year research project. The goal for chaperones was to tire out these excited monkeys and get … [Read More...]