Cut to the Chase: The Secret to Raising Happy, Emotionally Resilient Children

Convey the message: I enjoy spending time with you.

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Comments (7)

(7) Kira, February 11, 2016 12:16 AM


Really appreciate the excellent message as well as the humorous delivery. Keep these tips coming - they are all things we need to hear.

(6) Anonymous, February 10, 2016 9:15 PM

Needed this advice 30 years ago

Unfortunately there was little help out there 30 years ago about how to raise healthy happy children. I realize now I did not make my kids feel that I was thrilled to have them home. Mostly it was the opposite. Thank G-d they all turned out ok and are all happy with their lives. 2 out of 3 kids harbor some bad feelings about how they grew up, but are accepting of it. I told them I really was not aware of how I made them feel at the time and if I could go back I would be different. I can only apologize for the past and ask their forgiveness and be more attentive now and move forward with a new attitude. I do enjoy being around my kids now that they are adults, and they have admitted to seeing the difference. Do you have any advice for me? PS. I did not have the best examples of parenting as I am the child of holocaust survivors.

(5) elf, February 10, 2016 6:19 AM

Thanks for inspiring me.

Your comments are so true.

(4) Raquel, February 10, 2016 2:43 AM

Thank you

Such a refreshing approach, I honestly do not do enough but will now increase what i have been already doing!
Thank you for you fantastic insight.

(3) Dvirah, February 9, 2016 5:20 PM

Special Mom Days

When my kids were small, in addition to the occasional family outing I made sure once a month to give each one individually a "day out with Mom" - a special trip or activity that the child chose that involved just the two of us. It didn't need to be expensive and it was a good way for each child to feel valued and for me, their mother, to "get to know" each one as a person. I highly recommend this practice.

(2) Delene Esselen, February 9, 2016 3:22 PM

Good advice.

What you said is so true - our children, when felt loved, told you love them and shown how much you care and want to be with them, can only grow in confidence and go out into the world and make it a good place to be in. Thank you for your good and sound advice.

(1) Anonymous, February 8, 2016 8:34 PM

awesome video thanks so much!! critical reminders for all parents


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