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Facing Stigma Without Shame

January 24, 2017, by

My son is sometimes hard to love. When he smashes dishes, when he slams doors, when he hits and shoves me, when he tries to bite me and my husband. When he attacks the teacher who tries to break up a fight between him and another boy. One day he will be stronger than me.

3 Ways To Prevent Temper Tantrums

January 24, 2017, by

Parenting comes with lots of challenges. However, there is nothing worse than having to deal with a temper tantrum. It is exhausting for both parents and children. Many times temper tantrums cannot be avoided, but many times we can prevent them! Here are 3 ways that we can help parents prevent temper tantrums: 1. Be

3 Simple Ways To Discipline Without Anger

January 17, 2017, by

Yehoshua ben Perachia would say: Make for yourself a Rav (teacher), and acquire for yourself a colleague, and give all individuals the benefit of the doubt. יהושע בן פרחיה אומר: עשה לך רב וקנה לך חבר והוי דן את כל האדם לכף זכות It is not easy to stay calm in the face of our

4 Jewish Parenting Quotes to live by

January 11, 2017, by

Quotes are sometimes just what you need to gain perspective. I love quotes because there is so much wisdom in a relatively short statement. Here are some of my favorite parenting quotes. 1. What the child says out in the street comes either from his father or his mother. Talmud: Sukkah 56b Kids do what

4 Simple Ways To Stop Criticizing Your Kids

December 21, 2016, by

“I know I am overly critical, but I can’t seem to stop myself!” “My kids get hurt and upset when I tell them what to do. Am I being too harsh?” “I had huge doses of criticism from my parents and I don’t want to do that to my kids. What can I do instead?”

Post Yom Tov Blues: 3 Ways To Get Your Kids Back On Track

October 27, 2016, by

Sadly, the Yom Tovim have ended. Now it is back to life. Most parents and children do better with a routine. However, when we have not been on a regular schedule for a long time (since Rosh Hashana), it can be tricky to get back on track. This is what we call a transition time.

5 Phrases That Stop Chutzpah In It’s Tracks

September 21, 2016, by

Yom Tov is coming up. We might not want to admit it, but it can be a tense time. There is a lot of work to be done and not so much time to do it. Kids might feel neglected, and parents feel overworked. That can set tempers flaring. We often respond to our children’s

5 Ways To Get Your Children To Love The High Holidays

September 21, 2016, by

The Jewish Holidays are right around the corner. In just 2 weeks it is Rosh Hashana. Although we are all busy cooking, and cleaning, we don’t want to forget our kids. We want to make sure that they look forward to the holidays themselves. Here are 5 ways we can do just that: 1. Don’t

Top 4 Ways to Teach Your Kids How to Pray

September 15, 2016, by

Knowing how to pray is probably one of the most essential tools that a Jew needs to live his life in a meaningful way. It is through prayer that we connect with G-d. It is an anchor in times of trouble. It gives solace and is a healthy outlet for our anger at the injustices

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