Category: Children

How to raise a thankful child

My Menurky is ready.  The unique menorah, shaped like a turkey, will be part of this year’s Hanukkah and Thanksgiving “crossover event.” This year, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap and it will not happen again for 75,000 years!
Given the unique nature of the day, I started to wonder about how to celebrate both. There is the obvious: …[Read More]

Making the first day of Kindergarten easy and fun

For most kids the first day of kindergarten is an exciting time. But the transition can also be worrisome. It’s a big step for children and their parents.
Even kids who have been through pre-school know that kindergarten is an entirely different experience. They see references to kindergarten on TV and listen to other family members …[Read More]

3 reasons you’ll benefit from family vacations

Most of us can conjure up some images of family vacations gone awry, but we can also look back at family vacations with great fondness and warmth because of shared moments with loved ones. I am not insinuating that family vacations are all fun and no stress–vacations can be quite stressful if you do not …[Read More]

Why kids die in hot cars, how to prevent it

Every summer dozens of children die after being left in in a hot car. It is most often accidental, and yet, it continues to happen. An excellent Washington Post article by Gene Weingarten, written in 2009, talks of the horrors parents face when they suddenly remember the sleeping child in the back seat and rush to …[Read More]