Parenting

Heartwarming games after heartwarming meal. Thanksgiving activities for the whole family

Thanksgiving games for the whole family to enjoy at the Holiday Feast and remember for years to come I don’t eat turkey.  I am at the fence with most boring socially acceptable traditions.  I am allergic to hypocritical smiles of relatives who can barely stand each other.  And yet, Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite family gathering [...]

How NOT to do an art project with your kids

Two kids.  One itsy-bitsy art project to unleash their creativity.  No brainer supplies.  No difficult directions.  Tons of room for self-expression.  Setting it up outside, on a warm sunny day, to enjoy the fresh air and easy mess clean up.  Can’t go crazy-wrong, right?  WRONG!   The idea is rather sudden, so we are getting [...]

Study shows that milk does not strengthen bones, but accelarates ageing instead

Every day some myth is created and some old days one is discredited. Here is a new study about milk. Who would think? We’ve been brought up knowing that milk is rich in calcium, a key component of bones, and it’s good for us. The new scientific study in the British Medical Journal suggests that not [...]

My Child Never Lies. True or False?

“He lied!” – that’s a 5 year old guest shrieking on a trampoline, as my 8 year old host awkwardly slips away. “I can see you are upset, dear, but he NEVER LIES.” NEVER LIES.  Is there such a thing?  A kid, who comes out with the embarrassing truths? Who tells you about his grades [...]

Pre-Teen Girl. How to handle her multiple personalities.

Moms of tween girls will laugh, or may be cry, recognizing their daughters in this brilliantly written by Abi blog article. We loved this article posted on www.ScaryMommy.com and would like to share it with our readers. The Multiple Personalities of a Tween Girl by Abi I have a tween. A girl – the most savage of all [...]

10 Commandments to parents from a person who walked into gas chamber with his school children

Janusz Korczak is an outstanding Polish educator, writer, physician and public figure, who refused to save his own life three times. The first time it happened when Janusz decided not to emigrate to Palestine before German occupation of Poland. He refused to leave behind the Orphanage on the eve of the terrible events. The second [...]