Believe In Your Child

A comedian's guide to Jewish parenting.

Maybe it's Serious?

Dealing with childhood fears of illness and death.

Eight Great Chanukah Gifts for Kids

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

The Magic Pill for At Risk Behavior

Spend time talking and building your relationship with your child.

The Child Knows

Loving our children unconditionally, especially those with special needs.

Shielding Our Children

Are we helping our children by protecting them from all of life's difficulties?

Homework: Quality Time or Hard Time?

Effective tips on how to make learning with your child a positive and enjoyable experience.

A Radical Parenting Theory

Jewish wisdom is silent on whether or not you should use the Ferber method because, contrary to popular belief, it is not a moral issue.

Addicted to Internet

How to help your teenagers who are hooked online.

Lessons from Dad

Learning to become a better father.

Mother's Day, Jewish Style

Go ahead and take her out for dinner, but make sure your display of gratitude isn't just a once-a-year occasion.

It's Not about Me

My daughter wants the fancy ring, the elaborate gown, and all the bells and whistles that I could not care less about. But this is her wedding, not mine.

Bullies and Nebs

Helping your child navigate the childhood food chain.

From Parent to Parents: A Passover Letter

In a world dominated by distractions galore, Passover affords parents an opportunity to connect with their kids in a most meaningful and magical way.

Dying to be Thin: Teenage Eating Disorders

Symptoms, causes and what can be done about them.

Eleven Fingers

It's not about give and take; it's about give and give.

Out of Control Parenting

Two basic rules to good parenting.

Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice

Proven strategies that reduce the need for discipline.

Motivating an Underachiever

Effective strategies on how to get your child to do better in school.

The Stolen Hour

They were stealing the only hour in the entire week that was mine.

Family Planning

Adoption is a journey of faith.

My Child, the Thief

Practical advice for parents of children who steal.

Teen Substance Abuse

A first aid guide for parents.

There's a Monster Under My Bed!

Helping your preschoolers cope with nocturnal fears.

Helping Your Teenager Cope with Cliques

Practical dos and don'ts to navigate the often stressful social scene.

Preventing Adolescent Suicide

Statistics show that 8 out of 10 people who committed suicide gave some warning before taking their lives.

20 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Children

An inspiring, practical list from a relationships expert.

Choosing Homeschooling

It isn't for everyone, but homeschooling our son is giving him a strong Jewish education that fits his unique needs.

How to Be a Hero to Your Kid

Planting and pruning: the two essential modes in parenting.

Under God's Canopy

In about 10 hours you will be a married man and Mommy and I will be doing the whimpering thing.

How to talk to your kids about smoking: the Jewish perspective

How parents can prevent their children from smoking.

Tolstoy in Kindergarten

I assumed that if I got in early, our daughter would be in full literary swing by the time she reached nursery school. Was I ever wrong.

Where Credit is Due

When my son walks in the door, my first thoughts go upward.

Obesity in Children

What parents should do -- and not do -- to meet the challenge.

The Heavenly Report Card

Maybe you're not such a bad parent (spouse/friend/person) after all.

Negotiating with Your Teen

Disagreements, clashes, struggles are an inevitable part of growing up. Whether they result in animosity or deepened relationships is in our hands.

Eat This

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.

Cutting Loose

My daughter's haircut taught me a lot about letting go.

Teens at Risk: Stressors and Signs

A guide for knowing when it's time to get help.

Sick Days

It's hard finding quiet time alone with your child. A stomach ache may be just what the doctor ordered.

The Buck Stops Here

Teaching our adolescents responsibility.

Letting Go One More Time

Sometimes the more you let go, the tighter you become.

One Dollar an Hour

A surprising encounter got me thinking: what am I teaching my children about money?

Teenagers: Handle With Care

A parents' survival guide to the terrible teens.

Shortcut Parenting

More than any technique, your child needs your time, your concern and your caring.

The Over-Protected Child

Give up the illusion: we can't fight our children's battles, nor should we.

The Dog Ate It

Homework doesn't have to be a major source of struggle between parents and children.

Relinquishing Control

The difficult art of letting go.

The Mommy Chronicles: Back to School and Shul

Getting ready to go back to school and getting ready for the High Holidays have a lot in common.

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