When my son walks in the door, my first thoughts go upward.
What parents should do -- and not do -- to meet the challenge.
Maybe you're not such a bad parent (spouse/friend/person) after all.
Disagreements, clashes, struggles are an inevitable part of growing up. Whether they result in animosity or deepened relationships is in our hands.
You never know when something as simple as a kid who won't eat his vegetables will bring you to one of life's little epiphanies.
A guide for knowing when it's time to get help.
It's hard finding quiet time alone with your child. A stomach ache may be just what the doctor ordered.
A surprising encounter got me thinking: what am I teaching my children about money?
A parents' survival guide to the terrible teens.
More than any technique, your child needs your time, your concern and your caring.
Give up the illusion: we can't fight our children's battles, nor should we.
Homework doesn't have to be a major source of struggle between parents and children.
Getting ready to go back to school and getting ready for the High Holidays have a lot in common.
Why do we desire whatever belongs to someone else?
In my attempts to teach my three-year-old some self-control, I lost mine.
To help your children attain self-esteem, you need to develop your own self-esteem.
Honor is found in the boardroom, the locker-room, the courtroom, and even the star's dressing room, but not in my kids' playroom.
I'm my own version of superwoman. I do it all, but I don't clean the bathroom, and I'm okay with that.
As rough as those teenage years are, nothing quite prepares us for the major event that occurs when they finish high school: leaving home.
How I learned to enjoy summer and the kids without tearing my hair out.
ADHD has taught my daughter that nothing comes without working very hard and that you don't take good friends for granted.
The biggest gift our family has ever received is the absence of presents.
How do we educate our children to feel the pain of the Jewish People without overwhelming them?
After an international adoption process that dragged on for nearly two years, the day Micah finally came home was one of the happiest our family has known.
How to really listen to your teen who has somehow managed to reduce her vocabulary to "whatever" and some eye rolling.
Why teenagers aren't talking to parents and what you can do about it.
Parents of children with learning disabilities have their own unique challenges. Start by accepting your children for who they are and focusing on their very real strengths.
Expectations for a child with Down Syndrome.
How my 5-year-old daughter taught me the true meaning of giving.
Coming home after a long day is fraught with expectations and surprises. Some tips for damage control.
My middle son has a couple of hard acts to follow. He's doing it his own special way.
If we want to raise ethical children, we have no choice but to work on developing our character.
It's easy to push off the task of working on our character. But just wait till you have teenagers.
Accusations of hypocrisy leveled at the author of "The Book of Virtues" teach us an important lesson about how we instill values in our children.
The longer I parent, the less I feel I know. But here are a few basic principles that I try to live by.
Most of us hit our children when we are angry or frustrated. We are not educating. We are venting.
Demonstrating love doesn't always come naturally. Parents need to know how to cuddle, kiss and hug their children.