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5 Simple Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

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How to stop struggling with your kids and win their cooperation.

My Two-Year-Old Addict

My Two-Year-Old Addict

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It was no longer cute. My baby’s obsession with the computer was becoming harmful.

Helping Children Overcome Fear

Helping Children Overcome Fear

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Cultivating trust in God.

Teenage Rebel

Teenage Rebel

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Why do so many teenagers rebel against their parents?

Mommy Thursdays

Mommy Thursdays

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How including my children in Shabbat preparations changed our relationship.

Kids with No Patience

Kids with No Patience

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Teaching our kids patience, anticipation, and humility in today’s hassle-free world.

Back to School with a Smile

Back to School with a Smile

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9 tips from a mother of 12.

Talking to Kids about Rosh Hashanah

Talking to Kids about Rosh Hashanah

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Without lecturing and admonishing.

How to Communicate with Your Kids

How to Communicate with Your Kids

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The 5 most important nonverbal elements in getting your kids to listen.

5 Simple Ways to Teach Kids to Be Responsible

5 Simple Ways to Teach Kids to Be Responsible

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And it’s your responsibility to do it.

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Respect

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Respect

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How to build an atmosphere of respect in your home.

Royal Jewish Name

Royal Jewish Name

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Jewish names speak to our very essence.

6 Ways to Avoid a Public Meltdown

6 Ways to Avoid a Public Meltdown

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With a little forethought, lots of empathy and a good babysitter, they can be prevented.

Say Little

Say Little

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Avoid the lectures. A gesture or one word is often the best way to communicate with kids.

Child Safety

Child Safety

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Teach your kids how to protect themselves from predators. 3 short videos.

The Greatest Graduation Present

The Greatest Graduation Present

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The power of saying thank you.

3 Tips for Single Fathers

3 Tips for Single Fathers

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Divorced fathers need to remember that their children need them.

Stop Rolling Your Eyes at Me!

Stop Rolling Your Eyes at Me!

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A simple way to get through to your kids: empathy.

Raising Millennials

Raising Millennials

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How to instill empathy and sensitivity in an age of narcissism and entitlement.

Five Things Every Mother Wants to Hear

Five Things Every Mother Wants to Hear

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A Mother’s Day wish list.

The Angry Child

The Angry Child

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10 tips to empower parents.

Singing from a Narrow Place

Singing from a Narrow Place

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My father taught me the joy of singing in the wake of adversity.

Tweens & Social Media

Tweens & Social Media

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Helping your teens navigate the exciting and potentially scary world of social media.

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?