But, You Promised!  

“Parents use promises for a variety of reasons—to bribe their child into doing what they want, to avoid a possible confrontation with their child, to spare their child from disappointment, to create hope in their child,” I wrote in an article for Glo online magazine in 2013. “But children are…

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A Baht Brit Naming Ceremony

The birth of my fourth grandchild, a girl, gave our family the opportunity to repeat a naming ceremony we first used almost  37 years ago when our second daughter was born.  Influenced by the 60’s “do it yourself” The First Jewish Catalog and not yet members of a congregation, my husband…

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7 promises parents should never make

But, You Promised! “Parents use promises for a variety of reasons—to bribe their child into doing what they want, to avoid a possible confrontation with their child, to spare their child from disappointment, to create hope in their child,” says Sylvia Rouss, an early childhood educator and author. But children…

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