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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.

Eight Great Chanukah Gifts for Kids

Eight Great Chanukah Gifts for Kids

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Being a role model for Jewish values is truly the gift of a lifetime.

iPod's for Chanukah?

iPod's for Chanukah?

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How to balance your kids' high tech hankerings.

Building Self-Esteem in Children

Building Self-Esteem in Children

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To help your children attain self-esteem, you need to develop your own self-esteem.

An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

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From one parent of a child with Down syndrome to another.

Back to School Sanity

Back to School Sanity

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Jewish wisdom to keep your family sane, happy and healthy this back to school season.

Authority in Parenting

Authority in Parenting

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Authority is not a four letter word. It's essential in raising healthy children, and in fostering their relationship with God.

Wild Boys

Wild Boys

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Help! My kids are out of control and I'm a stress case because of it!

Disciplining Kids Effectively

Disciplining Kids Effectively

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Effective discipline begins long before you need to correct anything. It depends on the trusting relationship between the parent and child.

Mommy I'm Bored!

Mommy I'm Bored!

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Five ways to beat the Summer Blahs.

Serve Warm

Serve Warm

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How to give constructive criticism to your children.

Home Engineering

Home Engineering

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A lot of our parenting meltdowns are due to our own poor planning.

A Family Spiritual Countdown

A Family Spiritual Countdown

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Infusing your children with the essence of the Omer.

Tantrums

Tantrums

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Teaching children how to communicate respectfully no matter what they are feeling.

9 Lessons My Baby Taught Me about God

9 Lessons My Baby Taught Me about God

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My new paradigm for relating to God.

Short and Sharp: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

Short and Sharp: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

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Help! My two-year-old is biting!

Drills

Drills

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What to do in case of an earthquake and other household emergencies.

Tales Out of School

Tales Out of School

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Three important parenting lessons.

I Don't Argue with You: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

I Don't Argue with You: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

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Practical rules for engagement.

Sit Down and Talk

Sit Down and Talk

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How to replace the Internet as your child's primary source of information.

The 90/10 Rule: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

The 90/10 Rule: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

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How to have a great relationship with a teenager.

Disciplining Two Year Olds: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

Disciplining Two Year Olds: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

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Pour on the positive attention and distractions.

Stop Interrupting!: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

Stop Interrupting!: Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice

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How to teach your child to tune into another person's feelings.

When the Bough Doesn't Break

When the Bough Doesn't Break

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My life changed when instead of looking at my son as a punishment, I began looking at him as a blessing.

Sensitivity Training: Raising Your Kids without Raising Your Voice

Sensitivity Training: Raising Your Kids without Raising Your Voice

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How to teach your child to tune into another person's feelings.

Bad Words: Raising Your Kids without Raising Your Voice

Bad Words: Raising Your Kids without Raising Your Voice

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How to react when you kid starts using bad words.

Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children

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How do we help our children feel safe when the world feels so unsafe?

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice: Emotional Coaching

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice: Emotional Coaching

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Acknowledging your child's emotional universe.

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice: The Misbehaving Child

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice: The Misbehaving Child

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Getting out of the downhill cycle.

Because I Said So

Because I Said So

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Leave the automatic pilot switch off when your kids ask, "Why not?"

Secrets from a Wannabe Balabusta

Secrets from a Wannabe Balabusta

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Some easy tips for turning yourself into a home management guru.

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice: Comment, Label, Reward

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice: Comment, Label, Reward

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How to correct your child in a positive manner.

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice:The $100 Ticket

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice:The $100 Ticket

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How do you get your child to listen to you?

Avoiding Mother Burn-Out

Avoiding Mother Burn-Out

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Practical advice for getting out of the "If only someone would notice" syndrome.

Tell a Story, Raise a Child

Tell a Story, Raise a Child

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No matter how much my kids resent my daily barrage of "no's," I still have that special bond that happens every night when I tell them a story.

Seeing the Stars

Seeing the Stars

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Holidays are not about escaping reality. They are about finding the inner beauty of our lives.

Sticky Situation

Sticky Situation

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A High Holiday ethical dilemma to read and discuss with your kids.

Let Your Children Know You

Let Your Children Know You

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Letting our children know us will help keep them close, even in difficult times.

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