The Power of Yet

The key to encouraging your kids to dream big.

The Widows in Our Midst

We are admonished to be extra sensitive to and solicitous of widows. But are we?

7 Ways to Build Your Teens’ Confidence

How you can help your children believe in themselves.

Fostering Trust in Our Children

Six ways to nurture this important characteristic in a world filled with mistrust and dishonesty.

Released from Jury Duty

Joy comes in all types of packages.

Sprouted Whole Wheat Challah & Healthy Dips

Great healthy recipes to celebrate the joy of living.

Bumper Sticker Boasting

We need to teach our kids that self-worth is internally generated.

5 Ways to Stop Sibling Rivalry

Practical tips on how to make sure all your children feel equally loved.

Tiger Woods is Turning 40

Don’t sound the death knell just yet.

How Women Can Deal with Fear of Marriage

How to overcome anxiety about failing at marriage.

My Lost Pendant

My chances of finding my special pendant in the enormous mall were about as good as my winning the Pulitzer Prize.

The Miracle of Breathing

Hanukkah reminds us how grateful we must be that everything works.

Teen Behavior: It’s Not as Crazy as You Think

4 principles to help understand why your teens act the way they do.

8 Ways to Light Up Your Marriage

Hanukkah is an ideal time to rededicate yourself to your marriage.

8 Tips for Lighting the Menorah

How to deepen the candle-lighting experience for the entire family.

Saying No

A test for real friendship.

Black Friday

The focus on sales and consumption is eroding the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Cooking with Olive Oil

Olive oil is a healthy type of fat and also reminds us how the oil lasted during Hanukkah. Try these delicious recipes.

Six Ways to Be Patient with Our Children

Parenting is exasperating. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Don’t Worry about the Turkey!

Let’s stop putting pressure on ourselves in areas that don’t really matter.

ADHD: From Victim to Victor

A basic primer of dealing with kids who have this prevalent condition.

You Feel Me

A moment of connection on a crowded New York street.

Leftover Recipes

Delicious and foolproof recipes that transform your leftovers into a new meal.

My Daughter Ate My Homework

Yes kids are the priority, but don’t use that as an excuse to get out of your commitments.

9 Ways to be a Great Parent

The fundamental things you need to know to raise children in a positive, healthy way.

Songs from Our Youth

This old blind man knew the entire Torah by heart. I know the words to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Creating Security for Children in a Scary World

How to make a pocket of peace for our families and ourselves.

5 Ways to Get Rid of Back Talk from Kids

What to do when you child screams, “You’re the worst mother in the world! I hate you!”

Put a Fix On It

We all make mistakes. But we don’t have to keep making the same mistake.

A Non-Jew’s Question

Are we fulfilling our mandate to be a “light unto the nations”?

Our Daughter’s Meaningful Bat Mitzvah

Despite recent negative press, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations can be a profound experience for the entire family.

Recipes for Autumn

Take advantage of the best vegetable this season has to offer.

Sleep Deprived

What do you focus on when you wake up in the morning: blessing or lack?

Chicken Recipes

Sweet or sour, spicy or plain, chicken is the mainstay of many a Shabbat meal.

The Gift of Failure

Children develop necessary skills and character traits by encountering and overcoming failure.

I Thought I Had More Time

All we have is right now, this moment.

Anger and Adolescence

How to cool the flame of teenage anger.

Take the Initiative in Your Marriage

Don’t wait for your spouse to give you what you need.

Fasting on Yom Kippur

Guidelines for children and sick people who need to eat.

Horse and Rider: Who’s Leading Whom?

Practical suggestions on how to prepare for Yom Kippur.

Three Goals for the New Year

Practical ways to utilize the incredible power of the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

5 Things to Do During Your First Year of Marriage

How to work on building your marriage every single day.

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