Overcoming the Parent Syndrome

I did not naturally love my baby son. Was something wrong with me?

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

We can teach children to view circumstances as either good or bad.

Raising Different Drummers

You can't change your child's personality. Embrace it.

Construction Ahead

The delicate art of building our children's confidence.

Leaving Home

Saying goodbye is supposed to be messy and conflicted.

Unusual Sibling Rivalry

Help! Our 7-year-old son is constantly picking fights with his younger sister.

Ten Rules for Post Divorce Parenting

Ensuring your child's success after divorce.

The Manipulative Child

Red flags and how to break the cycle.

Bringing Children to a Funeral

Was I wrong to bring our 10-year-old daughter to her grandfather's funeral?

Free Jewish Books for Kids

Got young kids that love bedtime stories and want to learn Hebrew?

Sheltering Our Children

Where do we draw the line between allowing a child to experience difficult situations and excessive hurt?

The Helicopter Ride

Celebrating our son’s winning the big prize.

Wanted: More Fathers

Where have all the fathers gone?

Making Your Kids Happy

You can't. Here's what you can do instead.

Kids and Stress

Stressful times produce stressful kids. How can we empower our children as we empower ourselves?

Nurturing My Special Needs Child

When faced with zero educational options for her autistic son, one mother created her own.

ADHD in Children

Hey, the brakes don’t work!

The Marshmallow Test

A child's ability to delay gratification is a key indicator for future success.

Successful Marriage, Successful Parenting

Three reasons why the most important ingredient in successful parenting is a successful marriage.

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.

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