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After all the hard work of labor and recovery, having a brit only eight days later can be overwhelming.
When the Nursing Didn’t Flow: Four Things I Learned
It was 4 in the morning, and the whole house was quiet and asleep. I sat alone on a couch in the living room, silently sobbing with a frantic baby in my arms. A few weeks into motherhood found me exhausted, bewildered and unable to breastfeed.
‘I Hate Him, I Love Him’: Recognizing Sibling Struggles
Hadn’t she also used Shira’s help in taking care of him? Hadn’t she been relieved when they were “playing together,” leaving her off the hook for a while?
The (Sometimes) Mysterious, (Always) Wonderful World of Siblings
Siblings. How do we understand the intense rivalry intertwined with unwavering loyalty
7 Jewish Parenting Principles, Inspired by Experience
These 7 Jewish parenting principles can help you go from bearish to bullish on your best long-term investment.
A 6-Year-Old Was Hit by a Bus and Died. What I Told My Kids...
Ready or not, as Mom, I had to address the tragedy.
Counterintuitive Tips for a Well-Fed and Well-Rested Baby
What can your newborn do, and what can’t he? What’s normal, and what’s not? What should I expect of this baby’s abilities?
What Do Parents of Happy, Helpful, Confident Children Do Differently?
The tone of our voice carries strong messages. Children hear the nuances of our voice, and their emotions are affected by them.
What 30 Years in the Classroom Taught Me
The personal well-being of a single child is far more important than the lesson plan for the entire class.
Big Families, Big Plates: Raising Lots of Kids
To an outsider, another person’s success often looks easy, as if it were the mere luck of the draw. But a closer look reveals a clear goal, together with tremendous amounts of faith, strength, courage and hard work—a life of complicated decisions that result in an abundance of blessings
Raise ’em Right: Helping Your Kids Avoid a Vitamin N Deficiency
“Aha,” I said. “They, too, have it. A Vitamin N deficiency. They don’t get enough of the ‘N’ word.” She sighed and smiled wearily. “Yes, that’s it.”
5 Basic Ways to Bring Spirituality Into Our Children’s Lives
As educators and parents, there’s a great deal we can do to help kids develop their natural sense of awe.
Getting to Know My Baby’s Feeding Patterns
Some days, I feel like I am nursing her all the time, and doubt and fear creep into the back of my mind
Smile, and the World Smiles With You
Smiling and loving are related; they are both activities of harmony and unity. Both bring people together, melting away differences and conflict.
Playing With Fire: A Lesson in Mood Regulation
My 11-year-old son is absolutely fascinated by fire. So fascinated that he grabs every opportunity to strike a match.
Want Your Kids to Listen? Then Read This
Parents are often so intent on teaching that they overlook a critical aspect of education: the teaching strategy.
Making Balanced Food Choices
Feeding Our Children, Part 6
Was I really doing something wrong by wanting a few potato chips?
Parenting in the Digital Age
Did I not get it right? Didn’t I listen well? Didn’t I positivize him properly?
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