Parenting Advice

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 [...]

Starting school. How to ease child’s separation anxiety.

Multiple Choice Question: a. Clutching a blankie. b. Grabbing daddy’s legs. c. Unnecessary vocalizations (i.e. – screaming bloody murder). d. Mommy-strangling with all might of the little hands. Which ones are symptoms of a separation anxiety? Correct! All of the above. I am sitting on a preschool orientation. While the teacher with an nonviably sweet [...]

Big Magic Trick or How to Get Your Children to Eat Their Fruit

In the days of my BIG research on nutrition (and I mean BIG – – I dove into every nook and cranny), the BIG conclusion I reached regarding fruits, was that the benefits they provide to our bodies are well worth the effort. Ok, that part is a sort of no-brainier that doesn’t require a research… [...]

Holding kids back for school. To hold or not to hold?

“I am not sure what to do about my son, “- my friend leans over the table, over adorable baby shower decorations, over the plates with croissants and danishes. “Should I sign him up for school now or hold him back for another year?” Not your usual baby shower type of question. Yet very, very, [...]

Out of the ordinary baby shower games

My best friend is having her third baby. Does she deserve a baby shower? You bet!! First, by baby number three most of the things she had before got lost along the infamous hand-me-down route. Second, every mom deserves some fun, some celebration just for herself. Third, the baby deserves being celebrated too! It is [...]