I Take No Credit…and I Take No Blame

My two children have the same dedicated parents. Yet one child is thriving while the other is not.

PODCAST: Parenting with Enthusiasm

Rabbi David Schoonmaker on the importance of enthusiasm and joy in the home.

How to Say No to Your Kids

Kids need to be told "no." Here are some effective tools to get that message across.

Talking to Your Kids About Rising Anti-Semitism

Six tools to respond to our children’s fear.

PODCAST: Gotta Love Millennials

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky on the Boomer-Millennial generation gap.

The Anonymous Hero of Hanukkah: A Story for Parents and Kids

Why don’t we know the name of this Chanukah hero?

PODCAST: Hanukkah Safety Tips for the Whole Family

Chaya Malka Abramson talks about fire prevention and treating burns

Jewish Wisdom on Raising My ADHD Son

Each of us is given different traits, inclinations, capabilities. The only question is: what do we choose to do with them?

PODCAST: Helping Our Children Speak with Confidence

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser on overcoming social anxiety and negative beliefs.

Hanging with Jason, My Autistic Nephew

As a pediatrician for many families with children on the autism spectrum, I thought I knew what it entailed to raise an autistic child. How wrong I was.

5 Things Smart Parents Don't Do

How many of these mistakes do you make?

Discovering My Child has Dyslexia (and ADD)

My child is an angel when he sleeps. Why is he such a terror when he's awake?

7 Ways to be Your Child's Role Model

Because you are the greatest influence in your child's life.

PODCAST: Why Kids Lie

Rabbi Menachem Nissel on why children and teens lie, and what parents can do about it.

My Daughter and Her Duck

I braced myself for my daughter's usual blowup. Then something amazing happened.

Bring the Joy of Judaism into Your Home

Don't just celebrate the heavy Jewish holidays. Sukkot and Simchat Torah show us a joyous side of Judaism that you'll want your family to experience.

PODCAST: Getting Our House in Order

Rabbi David Schoonmaker’s tips for improving our organizational skills at home.

My Single Greatest Achievement

Thoughts as I send off my 18-year-old son.

How to Make Your Shabbat Table a Place Kids Will Want to Be

The incredible power of a good, thought-provoking question.

Why Every Child Needs to Hear Stories about the Holocaust

If we don't know where we’ve come from, we don't know what we are made of nor where we are going.

PODCAST: Rabbi Berel Wein on the Secret Life of Grandparents

With their love, grandparents can influence the entire family.

Planting and Building in Parenting

Keep the big picture in mind. Just because your child isn't listening today doesn't mean things won't change.

Helping Your Child to Learn How to Control their Emotions

How parents can help their child learn to get in control of their outbursts and frustrations.

PODCAST: How to Protect Pre-teens and Teens from Undesirable Relationships

Rabbi Menachem Nissel’s guide to setting boundaries, rules and curfews.

Trust in Parenting

Believe it and then you'll see it.

10 Habits of Highly Effective Parents

How to raise thriving children and parent from strength.

PODCAST: How Parents Can Use Improv Comedy Techniques to Get Through the Summer

With Debbie Hirsch’s tips, there’s no reason to freak out now that school’s out.

A Critical Pre-Camp Parental Safety Talk

In addition to protecting our children from becoming victims, we need to minimize the likelihood of their becoming perpetrators.

PODCAST: What Boys Need from their Dads

Rabbi David Schoonmaker’s advice for dads: encourage, acknowledge and discipline with love.

Dear Guilt: A Mother’s Day Letter Every Mother Needs to Read

Ever since my first child was born you’ve been undermining my confidence. Enough is enough.

Catch the Good in Your Child and Watch it Grow

No matter how challenging your child is, the more you focus on the good the more good you will see.

PODCAST: Successfully Parenting the ADD Child

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky’s advice for helping children whose attention span doesn't conform to society’s standards.

5 Ways Judaism Honors Mothers

Mothers are honored all year round in Jewish tradition.

When Your Child is the Wicked Son

We need to have faith not only in the Almighty but faith in our children.

A Lion King Passover

An inspiring medley from the classic film you’ll want to sing at your Seder.

Helping Your Explosive Child

Practical tools and skills to help your child regulate emotions.

5 Jewish Bedtime Rituals to Try Today

Transform your kids’ bedtime routine into a powerful spiritual moment.

PODCAST: The Busy Parent’s Guide to Quality Time

Rabbi Menachem Nissel on maximizing those moments we have with our children.

Using Screen Time with Your Kids

Practical suggestions on getting the most out of your child’s screen time.

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