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Confessions of a Jewish American Teenager

Confessions of a Jewish American Teenager

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Parents don’t want to hear about our struggles because they're hiding from the truth themselves.

Coming to Terms with Your Parents

Coming to Terms with Your Parents

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Why should a perfectly competent adult suddenly revert to the fetal position in the presence of her parents?

Making the Most out of Bedtime

Making the Most out of Bedtime

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Practical ways to create warm memories and maximize this special time.

Bully!

Bully!

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Are we raising children to be mean?

Finding Calm

Finding Calm

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And how to pass it on to our children.

The Human Skin Lampshade

The Human Skin Lampshade

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Will your children be able to transmit the story of our people?

Mounting the School Barricades

Mounting the School Barricades

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Advocating for our children.

Sifting Memories

Sifting Memories

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My brother can't forgive our father. Doesn't he know that we all disappoint those we love?

What's a Father For?

What's a Father For?

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The definition of being a father.

Taken for Granted

Taken for Granted

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Am I being kind or just doing what I’m supposed to be doing for my family?

Evaluated

Evaluated

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Is my son normal?

TTYL: Talk to You Later

TTYL: Talk to You Later

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Connecting with spouses and children in a world gone texting.

Holding Our Children

Holding Our Children

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Creating a loving, secure environment for our children.

Cheering Our Children

Cheering Our Children

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You are your child’s greatest cheerleader.

Family Vacation Tips

Family Vacation Tips

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Three crucial tips for going away with your children.

Children’s Jewish Book Month

Children’s Jewish Book Month

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Kindling our children's’ Judaism, one book at a time.

Mommy, Let It Go!

Mommy, Let It Go!

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Sometimes the greatest parenting lessons come from our children.

The Critical Mom

The Critical Mom

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How do I deal with my mother constantly being on my case?

Children and Lying

Children and Lying

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Are we teaching our children to lie?

5 Great Books for Kids

5 Great Books for Kids

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Highly recommended books that explore the value of friendship.

Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye

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J.D. Salinger captured adolescence's anxiety, defiance and desperation for identity and love.

Battling Sibling Rivalry

Battling Sibling Rivalry

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Can the war between siblings ever be conquered?

The Sub-Titles of our Relationships

The Sub-Titles of our Relationships

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Sometimes what's not being said speaks the loudest.

Making Space for Feelings

Making Space for Feelings

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Despite being raised in emotionally deprived homes, my husband and I forged a nurturing bond that sustains our family.

Little People, Big Mistakes

Little People, Big Mistakes

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Four priceless lessons.

Don't Scream, Sing!

Don't Scream, Sing!

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A text from the Middle Ages yields effective parenting advice.

Winning the World Series

Winning the World Series

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Teaching our children the true meaning of “victory.”

The Dumb Father

The Dumb Father

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Too many fathers think parenting is a woman's domain.

Mean Kids

Mean Kids

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Teaching our children that cruelty and unkindness will not be tolerated.

Getting Kids to Listen

Getting Kids to Listen

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How to keep quiet so your kids will listen.

The Real Catch

The Real Catch

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How would you react if your child did this to you?

Do Sweat the Small Stuff

Do Sweat the Small Stuff

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When it comes to instilling values, it's the little things that count.

Discipline 911

Discipline 911

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Don't be afraid to discipline your child.

No More Training Wheels

No More Training Wheels

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Rethinking the limits we set for our children and ourselves.

Love Them

Love Them

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Remembering our mission as parents.

The Doubting Mother

The Doubting Mother

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Do my kids measure up?

Giving In

Giving In

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Is my son excelling at helping others or lacking assertiveness?

Speak 'Up'

Speak 'Up'

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What comes out of our children's mouths is just as important as what goes in.

The Angry Father

The Angry Father

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My kids infuriate me and I am scared of my own reactions.

Playing with My Father

Playing with My Father

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Yet my father never asked me to talk to him. Instead he asked me to play.

The Entitled Child

The Entitled Child

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We are raising one of the most selfish generations, ever.

The Disappointed Parent

The Disappointed Parent

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What does your child see in your eyes when she comes down the stairs in the morning?

A Different Kind of Mother

A Different Kind of Mother

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I worry that there is something sharp and harsh about me that will hurt my children the way I was hurt.

Going Up?

Going Up?

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Using positive communication with our children.

A Lesson in Self Esteem

A Lesson in Self Esteem

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Teaching our kids who they really are and what makes them special.

The Grateful Child

The Grateful Child

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How do I teach my ungrateful daughter to be thankful?

Lost

Lost

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My son wasn't the only one who got lost that night

Surviving Your Adolescent

Surviving Your Adolescent

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7 important tools for navigating this trying phase.

8 Nights, 8 Heroes

8 Nights, 8 Heroes

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Inspiring stories to share around the Chanukah lights.

Blended Love

Blended Love

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Blended is a misnomer for our family. We are a lumpy family -- chunks remain, and pieces need chewing before we can swallow.

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