Christmas is around the corner, which means it’s time to buy your mom something special. Stuck on what to get mom for the holidays? Whether she loves jewelry, organic sleepwear, or a great scented candle, here are some gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift to make mom feel extra special this year.
Everyone loves fall. With fall comes exciting new activities, traditions, and holidays. This particular fall season is even more exciting with a new baby. This season will be filled with many “firsts” and the start of new family traditions. If you are looking for ideas for what to do with a new baby in the fall, here are eight fall-themed activities.
Happy Hanukkah! Shabbat Shalom! Chag Sameach! If you were lost after Happy Hanukkah, you are not alone. Although Hanukkah may be the most familiar holiday to non-Jews, Judaism has many more holidays rich with traditions, food, and even wine. Whether you practice religion or not, there are many compelling concepts and inspiration found in the Jewish holiday practices.
Today’s children are exposed to technology and media at a very early age as phones, computers, and iPads are often within children’s reach in the home. Toy companies have caught onto the trend as technology toys flood the toy store aisles. With the current technology saturated environment, parents may wonder whether technology is good or bad. Recent studies have looked at just that, but the answer is not quite straightforward.
Baby clothes: it’s easy to be overtaken by the cuteness overload. There are so many accessories for babies – just look at the bows, tutus, headbands, bow ties, suspenders – and the list goes on. You aren’t alone, which is why so many parents overspend when purchasing baby clothes. But, what do you really need to appropriately dress your baby? Not much! At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember is to ensure baby is dressed comfortable, safe, and weather appropriate.
If your child is talented enough to play a college sport – the next question may be whether this is the right decision for your child. Balancing academics, a social life, family, and college athletics is demanding. There is no question that this path may not be the right one for every student. However, there are many student athlete benefits that extend way beyond graduation.
If your child is elite enough to play at the college level, you may be wondering what is the next step. Did you know that the average high school coach contacts fewer than five college coaches? That’s right – It is the athlete’s burden to contact college coaches. Navigating the world of athletic college recruitment can feel overwhelming. Here are 8 tips to help manage the process.
Grieving is a challenging process. One of the many difficulties in the grieving process is the fear of forgetting a loved one. As a parent, this fear may be intensified because you may worry that your child will forget the precious few memories your child had with a loved one. Alternatively, you may grieve that your loved one never met your child. Reconciling the past and present has its obstacles, but as stated by Allison Gilbert, “[w]e can all live our fullest lives when we accept that absence and presence can coexist.” Here are some ways to remember and celebrate your loved one with your child.
People love to hate helicopter parents. Google search helicopter parent and you will find article after article describing and disparaging helicopter parents. The widespread criticism extends beyond the internet; helicopter parents are criticized by teachers and other parents. These parents are known for an overprotective role in their children’s’ lives – accompanying adult kids to job interviews, college exams, and even haggling salary rates with potential employers.
Parental involvement for helicopter parents, as all parents, stems from the desire to see their children succeed. How can well-intentioned, motivated, and loving parents inadvertently create children that lack basic skills to lead independent lives? These parents are not guilty of neglect or loving care. So why the heavy criticism? Let’s give this parenting style a second flyover.