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St. Valentine's Day, tweens and parents: Navigating uncharted romantic territory

St. Valentine's Day, tweens and parents: Navigating uncharted romantic territory
As Valentine’s Day nears, parents struggle with how they will let their tween observe the holiday when it comes to romantic relationships. This is uncharted territory for tweens and parents. Is your tween asking to date? Thinking of giving flowers? Wanting to profess his/her undying love for a fellow classmate?Doing everything possible to avoid every... Read more »

Sweet treats: Easy, cheap Valentine gift ideas

<strong>Make Your Own Chocolate Kit</strong> is a fun way to have your chocolate and eat it, too. It touches on history and culture and science. The kit contains everything you'll need to make 8 ounces of dark chocolate, including organic Costa Rican cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions, and the story of chocolate. The kit also includes some cacao beans to taste. Adult supervision is recommended, but when my tween and a friend used the kit, they were able to do the majority of the steps on their own. The kit is available on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Own-Chocolate-Kit/dp/B000NTMF10/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1359574583&sr=1-1&keywords=make+your+own+chocolate">Amazon.com</a> for $12.99.
Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand, and most people are excited to receive chocolate as a gift on February 14th. With the holiday less than two weeks away, here are some Valentine gift ideas. These suggestions are fun twists on the tradition of giving chocolate. These treats are cheap (ranging from $5 to... Read more »