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Friday, July 20, 2018

10 Things Organized Moms Do to Get Ready for the School Year

Everyone likes to start off the year on the right foot...but it’s harder to stay on that foot. Here’s how you can.   By Deena Segal Create a Homework Station This space should include a quiet space...
My Perfect Morning. And My Typical Morning.

My Perfect Morning. And My Typical Morning.

The morning I wish to achieve and the mornings I actually have. Oh wait, those are about to change. “This winter I will get up extra early,” I keep telling myself. “I will stick to it,”...

 It’s the Million Dollar Question: How Do We Get our Children to Listen to...

Look inside your “mom’s toolbox” and discover the secrets of cooperation. By Sarah Massry, M.S. ED   Unfortunately there is no magic answer to getting kids to listen to us. But take a peek in the toolbox....
Demystifying “Sleep Training” Methods. Which is Best for My Child? It’s not always easy to get a baby or child to go to sleep on their own. So, which method works?

Demystifying “Sleep Training” Methods. Which is Best for My Child?

It’s not always easy to get a baby or child to go to sleep on their own. So, which method works? By Chaya Shifra Sadoff First things first: I really, strongly, dislike the terminology “sleep training.”...
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There’s No Such Thing as “Unhealthy” Food

Does the title surprise you? Junk can be ok. As long as it's just "sometimes." Here's how to deal with the Purim overload.   By Rorie Weisberg With Purim around the corner, most moms are bracing themselves...
When is it appropriate to talk about a baby that didn’t live? And how and when do you tell your children?

When the Kids Learned They Had Another Brother

  When is it appropriate to talk about a baby that didn’t live? And how and when do you tell your children?   By Victoria Dwek   I don’t think about my first baby, born 11 months before my...

New Baby? Make Sure Your Baby is Safe with This Nanny Checklist.

If you’re considering hiring a baby nurse/nanny to help care for your newborn, be vigilant and make sure you and your agency have taken care of these essential responsibilities. I called the owner of...

10 Must-Know Tips for Parents Over Summer Vacation

Kids home for too many days on end? Make those summer vacation days enjoyable for both of you and maintain a great attitude.   Based on advice from Pessy Deblinger   Sometimes, a parent’s feeling towards summer...

What Are the Three Things That Kids Need the Most?

Fill your children up with love, respect, and security. Sounds too simple? Read on. By Shiffy Friedman, MSW   I was once asked to answer the question, “What’s the best parenting advice you ever got?” by...

BFF: 5 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Make Friends at School

Even if you’re not there with her, your interactions with your child could encourage her to form new friendships   By Shiffy Friedman, MSW At my daughter’s kindergarten orientation this year, she was surprised to discover that,...
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