Family Relationships

5 things I wish I never said to my kids

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.” I think that Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish said this about me. When my first baby was born, I was devouring everything ever written under the sun, that was related to raising happy children, using positive discipline, letting them enjoy the special gift of early education [...]

Stop doing your kids’ homework and overloading them with activities! Or don’t?

Leisurely opening my Facebook page this morning I get startled by the screaming title of the first post: “Stop doing your kids’ homework!” The burst of fiery energy is just sweeping all the leisureness of this morning away, as I drawn in deeper into the article… You’ve seen it, I am sure. You definitely seen [...]

The role of family and why it is larger now than ever.

Kids in 2015 lead extremely different lifestyles than those of their counterparts 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. Most of their socialization with friends happens through social media. Instagramming has replaced scrapbooking, text messaging has replaced face-to-face interaction, Xbox Live has replaced backyard games of football. These are not negative things by any means. As a [...]

Smart questions to ask your child to find out more about the school day.

Every time my kid comes off the bus, I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension: oh-oh, here it comes. I can’t wait to give him a hug. I can’t wait to hear how his day went. I can’t bear to think how many teeth pulling techniques I’d have to use this time to get [...]

Helping children overcome social fears. First-Impressions Scaredy-Cat

Hello, nice to meet you. And this is my oldest one, trying out this class… what do you mean, he wouldn’t come in?! Playdate time! My kid is peeking out of the window, he can’t wait to see his friend’s car pull up to our driveway… He is here! He is here! I hear the [...]

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 [...]