Parenting
Youngsters
Shimi Kang

Want Successful Kids? Teach Them Gratitude

What are you grateful for today? This is the question I try to ask my three children before I tuck them into bed at night.

When I was younger, my mother established the same bedtime routine. Some nights I was more grateful than others, but the question always challenged me to think deeply about the positive aspects of my life. As the youngest of five children in a “non-privileged” immigrant family, everything I owned was a hand-me-down, so I learned to be grateful for non-material other things: READ MORE

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  • Youngsters

    A Quiz For Stressed-Out Moms

    Not a day goes by lately when I’m not offered some type of test or quiz on Facebook. What Princess are You? What Animal are You? What Flower are you? These are a few examples of quizzes my online friends have asked me to take this week. READ MORE

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    Jill Robbins

    Parenting Fails: Part 2

    No one sets out to be a sucky mom or dad but sometimes, it happens. Recording and sharing parenting fails serves a couple of different purposes, besides giving me something to write about on my blog. READ MORE

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    Elle Davis

    My Kid Has Learned To Lay On The Guilt. F*ck.

    I feel like I’m living with a tiny Jewish mother when it comes to my 5 year-old daughter.

    Not that I have a Jewish mother and I don’t mean to stereotype, but as long as I’ve been on this earth, there have been countless times that I’ve heard that Jewish mothers have taken guilt to an art form. READ MORE

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  • Education

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