Parenting Tips


Creative Writing for Kids: How Do I Encourage My Kids to Write? 1

Your kid now reads short books, but his writing at school stops at a phrase or a sentence. How do you encourage him to start writing stories? My kid has taught me tremendously about harnessing his creativity into stories. The biggest challenge for most people, including kids, is getting started. Once you have an idea […]


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Math is Everywhere: How to Instill Love of Math in Your Children 1

I’m the oddball who’s always loved math. My favorite part of math is the every day, how math explains the world around us. So it is important to me was instilling that same love in my kids. I resisted buying workbooks for my kids until elementary school was around the corner, but I do bring […]


What Will My Children Remember? A Mom’s Reflections

I thought I would share my parenting reflections to those of you who are just beginning the journey from one who has entered my next stage, Celebrating my son’s bar mitzvah recently brought a rush of memories along with the joys that come with a major milestone. Watching my son lead our Shabbat (Sabbath) temple service and read […]


Celebrating July 4th Fun When Your Child Can’t Tolerate Fireworks 3

I always looked forward to July 4th festivities starting with picnics, family time, and sunshine, capped off with where to find the most spectacular fireworks. Before we had children I imagined how we’d share the magic of July 4th fun with them to make long lasting family memories. But like so many pre-parenthood imaginings, reality […]


Encouraging Your Late or Reluctant Reader: How My Child Caught Up

As avid lifelong readers, my husband and I were very excited to share our favorite childhood books and explore new ones with our sons. Our older son loved books and figured out how to read very early. Our very bright, energetic younger son had little patience or interest in books aside from a comforting bedtime […]