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Parenting Tips

10 Tips the Parenting Books Won't Tell You
The un-PC guide to being a real parent
The good news is they’re smaller than you. The bad news is you’re going to have to grow up.
12 Meditations for Inspired Parenting
This is the only childhood my child will ever have . . .
15 Thoughts Teenagers Wish They Could Share with Their Parents
It might be awkward and not my style right now to say it, but I do love you . . .
How to Prevent and Treat Your Kids' Car Sickness
Even if your children have never suffered before, motion sickness can strike at any time, so you should make sure you are well prepared.
12 Things Children Wish Their Parents Knew
Please remember how difficult it is to change. Help me work on one thing at a time. I can’t change all my faults at once.
10 Tips to Prevent Cyberbullying in Your Child's Life
Here are some precautions to take to protect your child from becoming a victim, a bystander, or even the instigator of cyberbullying.
Don't Forget
Positive constructs are more effective than negative ones, especially when talking to kids.
Shabbat Games
Without electronic stimulation or distraction. Face to face. Games and other fun activities can help us to relate to one another in fun, new ways. Here is a list of some entertaining Shabbat activities to get you started...
Helpful Newborn Advice
Part I
Nothing compares to the beauty and joy of giving birth to a healthy, beautiful baby. But knowing what to do with this new little thing can be quite overwhelming! Here are some great tips and advice for adjusting to life with your newborn...
Helpful Newborn Advice
Part II
Here are some more in-depth answers and advice regarding how to get your little one to sleep at night!
Helpful Advice for 3-6 month olds
Part I
Q: Why are my 4 month old baby's naps so short?
Helpful Advice for 3-6 Month Olds
Part II
Here is some great advice for your beautiful darling who just won't go to sleep (or let you sleep for that matter!)
Helpful Advice for 6-12 Month Olds
Part I
Here are some great tips and advice for when your infant starts becoming a baby!
Helpful Advice for 6-12 Month Olds
Part II
Your baby is getting older and yet you are still not able to sleep through the night! Here are some great tips to help you and baby catch more zzzs...
Affordable Summer Fun
The following list of high-interest, low-maintenance, affordable outdoor activities (some of which families can do together and others of which kids can conquer on their own) promise to help keep your crew off the couch - and out the door - all summer long...
Dealing with Boredom
I have already noticed advertisements for anti-boredom seminars designed to pump parents full of ideas to keep their kids busy during the summer. Now, one thing I know about my parents is that they would have considered the whole idea ludicrous...
What Kind of Mother/Daughter Are You?
A mother may have a hard time accepting that her daughter, the girl who once didn't know how to make toast, is now a chef at a four-star restaurant...
Making Purim Allergy-Free
The other day someone asked what my plans are for Purim. I think, like every other parent of food-allergic children, my heart skipped a beat and sunk to my feet . . .
Family Meetings
Not Rocket Science, But You Can Feel Over The Moon About Them
Family meetings can provide an ideal occasion to share new information, problem solve together, and work on more positive and rewarding relationships...
Car Seat Safety Awareness
These frightening statistics become a wake-up call to the mom's and dad's driving with kids on a regular basis. Being aware of proper car seat rules is a critical key to keeping your family safe...
Safe Swimming
Young children have difficulty discerning danger, so it is wholly the adult's responsibility to protect and establish preventative measures to assure their safety...
Tips for Easier Plane Traveling with Kids
(It is never easy!)
As cute as your kids may seem to you, I have discovered that no one else thinks your kids are so adorable when they are trapped with them on an airplane...
Summer Safety
Here is a top-10 pre-summer checklist to help families get ready for vacationing...
Now What Will Your Children Read?
I worry that so many books featuring seriously messed-up families or parents abandoning their children can give kids a skewed vision of life...
More Than Just Cute Baby Gifts
After three girls, I still have presents I received for our oldest daughter that were so beautiful, yet so impractical, they never made it out of the closet!
Survival Tips for Mothers
A beatiful collection of helpful thoughts for the difficult and joyous moments of parenting.
Parenting Shortcuts
I have always had great admiration for those creative people who can take a difficult or complicated task and make it easier. And when it comes to parenting, who is not looking for a few shortcuts?
Mealtime Cleanup
How to clean up after a messy toddler-style meal.
Toy Management
A bunch of helpful tips to keep the toy collection under control...
Vacationing with Children
"We once lived here!" my three-year- old exclaimed as we were parking our car in front of our home. We had just returned from a three-week vacation in the Quebec Laurentians...
Send Homesickness Packing This Summer
It's a situation as sticky as a freshly roasted marshmallow. Your child, who's been looking forward to attending overnight camp since you signed her up this fall, suddenly develops a case of cold feet...
How Do I Get My Children to Appreciate Their heritage?
This is something that parents have struggled with for thousands of years, so don’t feel it’s something unique to you or your children.
Attending Non-Kosher Birthday Parties
Our eight-year-old son gets invited to birthday parties where non-kosher food is served. What’s the best way to handle this situation?
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