How to Praise Your Children

Five principles of healthy, esteem-building praise.

To Tell or Not To Tell

Like the embryo itself, we wanted to keep the news wrapped up and protected.

Why Kids Need to Fail

Seven important lessons failure teaches our children.

The Classroom Bully

How to take the bully by the horns.

Are Chinese Parents Superior?

A Jewish response to Amy Chua's extreme parenting.

Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome

A 16-year-old girl, trapped in a prison without walls.

Aggression: Life with ADHD

The first time I gave my son medication, I felt like I was poisoning him.

Confessions of a Jewish American Teenager

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

Coming to Terms with Your Parents

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

Making the Most out of Bedtime

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


Are we raising children to be mean?

Finding Calm

And how to pass it on to our children.


Like a thief, resentment crept in. I didn’t like sharing my husband, his attention, his time, or his money.

The Human Skin Lampshade

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

Sifting Memories

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

What's a Father For?

The definition of being a father.

Taken for Granted

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


Is my son normal?

TTYL: Talk to You Later

Connecting with spouses and children in a world gone texting.

Holding Our Children

Creating a loving, secure environment for our children.

Cheering Our Children

You are your child’s greatest cheerleader.

Family Vacation Tips

Three crucial tips for going away with your children.

Children’s Jewish Book Month

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

Mommy, Let It Go!

Sometimes the greatest parenting lessons come from our children.

The Critical Mom

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

Children and Lying

Are we teaching our children to lie?

5 Great Books for Kids

Highly recommended books that explore the value of friendship.

Catcher in the Rye

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

Battling Sibling Rivalry

Can the war between siblings ever be conquered?

The Sub-Titles of our Relationships

Sometimes what's not being said speaks the loudest.

Making Space for Feelings

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

Winning the World Series

Teaching our children the true meaning of “victory.”

Don't Scream, Sing!

A text from the Middle Ages yields effective parenting advice.

The Dumb Father

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

Mean Kids

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

Getting Kids to Listen

How to keep quiet so your kids will listen.

The Real Catch

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

Do Sweat the Small Stuff

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

How to Help Your Child Succeed

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

Discipline 911

Don't be afraid to discipline your child.

No More Training Wheels

Rethinking the limits we set for our children and ourselves.

Love Them

Remembering our mission as parents.

The Doubting Mother

Do my kids measure up?

Giving In

Is my son excelling at helping others or lacking assertiveness?

Speak 'Up'

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

Playing with My Father

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

The Angry Father

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

The Entitled Child

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

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