One Great Thing for Thursday, 4/9

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

In these days when we’re spending so much time together in close quarters, the kids will inevitably become…occasionally challenging. Remember that praise is great for reinforcing positive behavior, but it works best if it’s specific. Instead of "You're doing great," try something like, "Waiting until I was off the phone to ask for a snack was hard, and I really liked your patience."

If one adorable animal species is good, two is better: Check out this friendship between the orangutans and the otters at a Belgian zoo.

In this online game, kids assume the role of a movie producer on a $100MM project. As they play, they will learn financial literacy and budgeting—and they won't complain about being bored.

So much discussion of toilet paper these days—and where has it all gone? But here’s the real question: Should it be hung "over" or "under"? For extra credit, read the original patent to see what the inventor intended.

Take a virtual ride on the Steel Vengeance roller coaster at Cedar Point, a world-famous amusement park in Sandusky, OH. Believe us, you will still feel your stomach drop.

Speaking of toilet paper, here’s an alternative use.

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