Ask Maxwell: Could You Ask if Other Parents Out There Could Share Some of Their Tips Here Too?

published Mar 28, 2022
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As your child finds all the rooms in the house, let them find all the fun things to do, including - finally - the hiding gnome!

When I was a kid we had Highlights Magazine, and the best part were the games in back. This past week I was on Spring Break with my fifteen year old and, while I did get her talking at meals, we rediscovered the easy fun of word searches that they put on the tables at dinner (Wordle for kids). I found one and include it here for you to try out with your kids.

To play: 1. Open this image in a new tab 2. "Print" under "File" right from the upper left on your browser

Hey, Maxwell, I’d love to hear from some other parents about small victories they’ve had and helpful tips at home they’ve figured out. Would you ever do that?


Dear Hanna,

I THINK THAT’S A GREAT IDEA, and, as someone who gets to go on and on and on sometimes, I’d love to throw open the door and see what some of you might have to share that could help us all out. Unfortunately, we don’t have comments on Cubby yet, so there’s no easy way to talk back, SO please give it a think:

What small victory at home have you had in raising your children that has taught you something that you’d like to share? (please include a picture if it’s helpful)

Email me directly at this week and I’ll collate, edit, and put together a sharing post within two weeks (I’ll include you by first name only, unless you tell me something else). Let’s see what we get!

Best, M

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Maxwell Ryan is a father and was an elementary school teacher in NYC before founding Apartment Therapy. He’d love to answer your question: This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids.

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