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.

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.

PODCAST: Life After Growing Up with a Mentally Ill or Addicted Parent

Dr. Jacob Freedman on becoming the capable, loving parent you wish you had.

Failing Our Children: The College Admission Scandal

The recent scandal is an extreme example of one of the most sinister demises of our youth: helicopter parenting.

10 Most Important Things I’ve Learned in Parenting

After ten years of parenting I’ve realized I still don’t know what I’m doing and that’s okay.

Social Media: Tips for Safe and Meaningful Use

Parents must teach their children how to properly use this potentially dangerous technology.

PODCAST: Listening to Our Kids, Teens, and Everyone Else

Rabbi David Schoonmaker helps us fine-tune our listening skills at home.

PODCAST: When Your Child is the Classroom Troublemaker

Rabbi Berel Wein explains how parents can understand and advocate for their little rascal.

The Stress of Modern Parenting

The power of a parent’s love is more valuable than any after school activity, technology or pair of sneakers money can buy.

5 Harmful Habits that Impede Children from Creating Healthy Relationships

How parents unknowingly hinder children’s abilities to form strong relationships later in life.

PODCAST: My Child is Being Bullied. Now What?

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser’s four steps to helping a child who’s being bullied.

5 Tips to Raise Great Kids

From parents who seemed to be doing it right.

The Number One Parenting Question

Why don’t my kids listen to me and what should I do about it?

The 30 Minute Screen-Free Hanukkah Challenge

Enhance your family’s Hanukkah and turn off all devices for 30 minutes while your menorah lights burn.

5 Daily Mantras for Kids (and Adults, too!)

Five phrases to help you and your child put things in perspective when the days are feeling especially long.

Top 10 Parenting Mistakes

Boo-boos, blunders and mess-ups… and how to avoid them.

The Bossy Child

How to channel their potential to become the leader they’re meant to be.

What I Told My Children about the Pittsburgh Massacre

My response is to continue to raise my children to have proud Jewish identities and bring more light into the world.

The After School Meltdown

What you need to know to navigate this common tantrum.

PODCAST: Wanting My Child to Treat Me Like a Friend

Rabbi Zev Leff on blurring the line between being an authority figure and peer.

PODCAST: When You Suspect Your Child has a Mental illness

Dr. Jacob Freedman’s guide to overcoming the stigma and getting proper treatment.

Kids and Sports: Our New Dysfunction

Based on my experience in the ER, parents have gone from being supportive to being subtly abusive. Why?

Five Reasons Every Jewish Family should Celebrate Sukkot and Simchat Torah

One of the best ways to embrace being Jewish with joy and to transmit that love for being Jewish to our children.

INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Phrases to Help Create a Peaceful Home

Because everyone needs to take a deep breath once in a while.

10 Parenting Lessons in 20 Years

They grow up and mature, and turn into great adults. It really happens.

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