Life

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.

Dealing with Holiday Frustrations

August 27, 2013, by

Many moms, including me, can quickly feel overwhelmed with all there is to do. This can quickly lead to feelings of frustration and then anger. Who do we take it out on? Sadly, this frustration often gets taken out on our husband and our kids.

A Take on Social Media

August 5, 2013, by

Responsible parents don’t let their children drive cars before they have their license. They don’t allow them to choose to watch whatever television programs or movies they think they want. Good parents would not drop their child off at an amusement park and tell them that they are on their own. Similarly, responsible parents would not allow their children carte blanche use of the computer and the Internet.

“Even Though You Know…”

July 30, 2013, by

Giving your child advice is often met by rolled eyes, shrugged shoulders and defensive responses. All this comes even though you might have just been trying to help them with whatever task they were struggling with.