Family

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 [...]

An educational visit to the farm

“Where do you want to go?” “Moo. Miau.”  My toddler’s answer rarely deviates.  “We have two cats at home!  Do you want to go the playground instead?”  “No.  Moo.  Miau.”  Well, at least we don’t have a “moo” at home.  Or, when I don’t look at the mirror, I’d like to think that way.  Though, [...]

Can I hear the magic word, please?

“I’m cold!” – the demanding voice from the back seat.  My husband’s hand stretches towards the car AC controls.  I am gently pushing it back towards the steering wheel.  “Cold!” – the voice becomes nastier.  This time around daddy manages to turn down the AC dial.  I swiftly dial it back.  An evil mom freezing [...]

Teach your child not to interrupt in one simple step

Mom, mom, mom… How many times did you child try to ask you something when you were talking to someone? I bet, many! How to teach children to wait and not interrupt, but to show them that you know that they want to ask something? We loved the article by Kate Gribble on www.aneverydaystory.com about how to teach [...]

Visiting art museums with kids. Real treat for family fun

Time to do something really special with the whole family. Park? Naaah, something new, something exciting, educational and fun. Science Museum? Been there. Aquarium? Done that. Zoo? Those animals are already sick and tired of our staring at them so often. Art Museum? Art Museum? With Kids?! Yeah, baby! We LOVE going to art museums. [...]

SOS! Help with chores! Tips for housebreaking a husband.

It all began with my girlfriend’s frantic call the other night: the nanny is leaving, hiring up another one is not an option, how am I going to manage?  Work, and kids… it is just too much! I would never be able to do all the things that I do, if not for my husband’s [...]