Everyone is a little bit nervous about money these days and feeling the pinch. Budgets are being revamped and regular shopping habits are being curbed. If we are concerned, then it goes without saying that our kids are feeling it too. They might even ask us some uncomfortable questions: “Do we have enough money?” “Are
Adina Soclof’s series on teaching kids to be respectful continues: Catch up with parts I and II here.
Part I: There is one simple phrase that can help put a stop to disrespectful behavior Part II: Teaching kids to be respectful does not have to be difficult. Two more phrases that can help.
I am sure that many of you are in the thick of getting ready for Pesach. We associate Pesach with the eating of matzah. However, it is more than a commemorative food, it is also called the bread of humility. On Pesach we remove all leavened bread from our homes and eat only matzah to
I love talking to parents about their different parenting techniques, including ones that I never thought or heard of, but they have found to be effective. In the course of many years, I have gathered many different ideas, but the best ones are sometimes kind of silly and full of humor. So in honor of Adar,
I always say that I am a “recovered yeller.” I used to yell a lot at my kids. I knew that I had to stop, but I wasn’t sure how to do it. That is why I started reading parenting books (and I have never stopped). I tried to glean as much from them as
When my children were small and my parents would come visit, their suitcases were usually full of gifts. Embarrassingly, as soon as they walked in the door, my children would dutifully give a hug and kiss and then promptly ask, “Where’s my present?” even before my parents’ coats were off. I am not the only
There are many benefits to having a family vacation. It is a time to bond with our families, stretch our horizons, and learn something new. Sometimes we just need to get away from our everyday lives in order to truly relax. However, family vacations can also be stressful. I often think it is because we
I am so glad that summer is finally here. Summer to me is sunshine, flowers in full bloom, warm weather, watermelon and ice cream; lots and lots of ice cream. This is the time to get outside and enjoy nature. Time in nature has tremendous benefits. It is a surefire way to decrease stress in
Shavuot follows Mother’s Day this year. What do the themes of these days have in common? Find out in this video from Parent Educator, Adina Soclof.