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Adjusting Our Parenting Expectations

Adjusting Our Parenting Expectations

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Realistic expectations are the key to handling frustration.

Call You Maybe

Call You Maybe

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When someone else’s child is doing something dangerous, should you get involved?

Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children

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Teaching children to prevail over tragedies like Sandy Hook and Hurricane Sandy.

Should We Tell the Children?

Should We Tell the Children?

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Talking to your kids about the Connecticut school shooting.

The Crews Missile: A Reply

The Crews Missile: A Reply

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Advice to Nick Crews, the disgruntled father who publically blasted his kids for their failures.

Eight Family Ideas for Hanukkah

Eight Family Ideas for Hanukkah

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Ideas to light up your celebration during the eight nights of Hanukkah.

Stop the Bullying

Stop the Bullying

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Why Jacob stood up to Esau: tolerating is enabling.

The Nanny Nightmare

The Nanny Nightmare

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Three essential lessons.

Jewish Kids Gone Wild

Jewish Kids Gone Wild

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Have we given up teaching our children how to be a mensch?

5 Parenting Goals for Every Family

5 Parenting Goals for Every Family

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How to ensure your children have a productive year.

Teaching Kids about the High Holidays

Teaching Kids about the High Holidays

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Practical ways to transmit the beauty of our heritage.

Rabbi Akiva’s Parenting Tip

Rabbi Akiva’s Parenting Tip

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The secret is gentle dripping water.

How to Help Your Child Succeed

How to Help Your Child Succeed

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A practical primer on being Chief Executive Believer in your child's potential.

Leaving Home

Leaving Home

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Saying goodbye is supposed to be messy and conflicted.

The Blessing of Enough

The Blessing of Enough

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How to raise happy kids.

Child Safety at Camp

Child Safety at Camp

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Watch this mom speak to her kids about camp safety.

Why the Chutzpah?

Why the Chutzpah?

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Parents who undermine each other bring disrespect home.

Lessons from Dad

Lessons from Dad

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Learning to become a better father.

Being Mom Enough

Being Mom Enough

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Is Time magazine over the line with its cover photo of a mother breastfeeding her toddler son?

6 Questions for Mother’s Day

6 Questions for Mother’s Day

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Using the day to reflect on the goals you have for your family.

A Jewish Mother’s Day Confession

A Jewish Mother’s Day Confession

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What I’ve learned from my children.

The Biggest Mistake Parents Make

The Biggest Mistake Parents Make

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They’re afraid to expect, let alone demand, discipline, rules and chores.

When Children Lie

When Children Lie

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Why small children lie and what to do about it.

Parenting Fundamentals

Parenting Fundamentals

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Parenting is complicated. Here are some of the crucial tenets to keep your eye on.

Calling the Parents

Calling the Parents

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All I wanted to do was hang up the phone, but that was no longer an option.

The Facebook Parent: A Response

The Facebook Parent: A Response

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How to really help your troubled teen.

Five Ideas I Hope to Pass On to My Children

Five Ideas I Hope to Pass On to My Children

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Here’s my list. What's yours?

Raising Compassionate Kids

Raising Compassionate Kids

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How to teach children to be more caring and sensitive.

My Favorite Child

My Favorite Child

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In a world that fantasizes about perfection, Shmuel did not meet any one’s expectations.

How to Talk to Teenagers

How to Talk to Teenagers

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The first step is to stop talking and listen, without any agendas.

Mommy, Daddy, Stop Fighting

Mommy, Daddy, Stop Fighting

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Four points a child wished her parents knew about fighting.

Worst Parent in the World

Worst Parent in the World

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Protecting the welfare of our children supersedes the need to be considered their best-buddy.

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

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My son is running against his best friend and I'm afraid.

Overcoming the Parent Syndrome

Overcoming the Parent Syndrome

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I did not naturally love my baby son. Was something wrong with me?

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

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We can teach children to view circumstances as either good or bad.

Raising Different Drummers

Raising Different Drummers

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You can't change your child's personality. Embrace it.

Construction Ahead

Construction Ahead

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The delicate art of building our children's confidence.

When Siblings Fight

When Siblings Fight

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Five helpful tips.

Unusual Sibling Rivalry

Unusual Sibling Rivalry

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Help! Our 7-year-old son is constantly picking fights with his younger sister.

Ten Rules for Post Divorce Parenting

Ten Rules for Post Divorce Parenting

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Ensuring your child's success after divorce.

The Manipulative Child

The Manipulative Child

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Red flags and how to break the cycle.

Bringing Children to a Funeral

Bringing Children to a Funeral

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Was I wrong to bring our 10-year-old daughter to her grandfather's funeral?

Free Jewish Books for Kids

Free Jewish Books for Kids

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Got young kids that love bedtime stories and want to learn Hebrew?

Loving Your Step-Child

Loving Your Step-Child

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Sometimes it doesn't come naturally.

Sheltering Our Children

Sheltering Our Children

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Where do we draw the line between allowing a child to experience difficult situations and excessive hurt?

The Helicopter Ride

The Helicopter Ride

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Celebrating our son’s winning the big prize.

Wanted: More Fathers

Wanted: More Fathers

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Where have all the fathers gone?

My Father, the Hassid

My Father, the Hassid

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Most parents will embarrass their children. The question is: how?

How to be a Parent: A Father's Day Special

How to be a Parent: A Father's Day Special

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Koby Mandell wrote this article on parenting the year before he was brutally murdered by terrorists.

Making Your Kids Happy

Making Your Kids Happy

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