Life with children is full of delights, hurdles and challenges. Parents juggle busy lives with the children's busy schedules. Children turn to their parents for love, protection, learning and tender loving care. I for one, when dealing with my own children's moments of distress or moments of joy have offered them ice cream as a solace or reward. There is something magic about the sweet, cooling soothing effect of ice cream melting in your mouth which often pacifies even the most emotional human.