Because My Father Believes in Me

My dad was there at 3 AM helping me train for the Boston marathon. He was there when I crossed the finish line too.

Father Still Knows Best

TV dad Jim Anderson may be from the 1950s, but he could teach today's fathers a thing or two.

Why Your Son Doesn’t Talk to You

And why he probably won’t speak to his children either.

Half a Mother

Accepting the gift of single motherhood.

Four Mantras to Help Moms Keep their Cool

Because happy and healthy mothers make happy and healthy children.

Do’s and Don’ts for Divorced Dads

It’s not easy being a single father. Some practical advice on how to make the best of the situation.

Questions to Spark Your Seder

6 questions that give us a deeper understanding of Passover.

5 Ways to Ensure Your Kids Love Being Jewish

Backed up by modern research and over 3,000 years of Jewish wisdom.

Amazing Ideas for Parenting Teens

Love them like you are running out of time, because you are.

5 Simple Ways to Discipline without Punishment

Effective, non-punitive ways to help our children improve their behavior.

Raising Teens with Jewish Values

8 tips on encouraging your teens to embrace Jewish values.

4 Defining Moments of Parenting

Treasuring the gift of our children.

How to Raise a Creative Child

Ignite their passion and respect their individuality.

5 Common Parenting Mistakes

Becoming an even better parent starts right here.

The Best Gift for Your Children

The most important thing you can give your kids is a happy marriage.

Connecting with Teens

Some principles and effective strategies to help you connect with your teen.

The Power of Yet

The key to encouraging your kids to dream big.

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.

5 Ways to Stop Sibling Rivalry

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

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

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

8 Tips for Lighting the Menorah

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

The Gift of the Past Present

The biggest gift our family has ever received is the absence of presents.

Six Ways to Be Patient with Our Children

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

ADHD: From Victim to Victor

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

9 Ways to be a Great Parent

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

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!”

Creating Security for Children in a Scary World

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

The Gift of Failure

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

Anger and Adolescence

How to cool the flame of teenage anger.

5 Most Important Lessons from a Mother of a Special Needs Child

The blessings and struggles of raising a son who is on the autism spectrum.

How to Foster Gratitude in Children

This New Year make thankfulness your parenting goal.

Beat the Back to School Blues

How to ease your child’s anxiety and motivate her to achieve in school.

Raising Compassionate Children

How to reinforce this important quality in your home.

Steven Spielberg, E.T. and Growing Up Jewish

Teaching kids to take pride in their heritage.

Raising Independent Children

My parents successfully raised 10 kids, due primarily to these 7 key secrets.

How to Raise Kids in a Digital World

Parents must tune in as kids tune out.

8 Ways to Be a Better Parent

Because every parent can use a quick reminder.

ADHD and Women: The Hidden Disorder

About 40 percent of those with ADHD are women, but many are undiagnosed.

Protecting Your Children

How to properly prepare ourselves and our children for the summer. A frank discussion.

Teaching Kids to be a Jewish Hero

Five ways to help our children realize their hero potential.

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

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

Validate Your Child

The key to build a lifetime of self-esteem.

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