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Stop Sibling Rivalry: 5 Ways to Have A Peaceful Dinner

November 19, 2013, by

Dear Adina, My kids are always fighting over who sits where at the dinner table. They all want to sit near my husband. Every day there is a battle. I am getting so tired from this fighting. It’s ridiculous. Dinner time is really unpleasant. What can I do? I would like to say that this

Teach Your Children to Give by Example

November 13, 2013, by

Chanukah is right around the corner and who does not love Chanukah. Everyone enjoys the candles glowing in the window, playing dreidel, eating latkes and sufganiyot and lots of family parties. But many parents might dread Chanukah because of the pressure to buy their kids gifts. Oftentimes, parents feel their kids have too much and

My Child is a Thief

November 4, 2013, by

Question: My 5-year old son has been stealing. I found money he took from a neighbor’s house. He also came home from school with money I know for sure he didn’t get from me. He denies he took it and says he does not know where it came from. Honesty is very important to me,

Finding Common Ground With Your Spouse

October 23, 2013, by

Yitzchok and Rivka are obviously a match made in heaven however they do differ in their parenting methods. It is not so different for in our marriages, many times our husbands don’t see I eye to eye on how to parent.

Getting Your Kids to Follow Through

October 14, 2013, by

Do you sign your child up for soccer, piano, karate and then after 3 classes he decides he has had enough? Here are some helpful tips on getting your children to follow through with activities.

Sibling Rivalry

October 7, 2013, by

This may sound counterintuitive, but to change a child’s behavior, we need to focus on their positive behavior, what he/she is doing right instead of what he/she is doing wrong.

Dinner Without the Whine

October 2, 2013, by

Whining is one of those behaviors that drives parent’s crazy. The best way to stop the whining is not by telling your kids to “Stop whining!” but rather to teach your kids how to modulate their voices to act in a more mature fashion.

Writing Thank-You Notes to our Helpers

September 16, 2013, by

Sometimes going the extra mile to make a loved one feel appreciated is the best way to keep their spirits up. This becomes especially pertinent during the stressful weeks leading up to (and during) the holiday season.

Fresh Start: Back To School & The Jewish New Year

September 3, 2013, by

Just as our children should feel grateful that we don’t make them reuse their old school supplies from the year before, so too we should appreciate the kindness that the Almighty does for us allowing us to be reinvented each and every year.