parenting

Advice to the 16-Year-Old Me/Him

I have a 16-year old son. It’s an odd thing to say or even believe. Age 15 was one of the hardest years of my life and I still vividly remember the pain. Yet I have a son that has already passed that point. For certain, it has not always been an easy road. But […]

Netanya, Truly a Gift from Above

My oldest daughter, Netanya, just celebrated her twelfth birthday, an enormous milestone in Jewish tradition. Sadly, I didn’t have an opportunity to speak at the birthday festivities, so I thought I’d tell the world what I think of her right here. Unbreakable Bond My Netanya and I have had an unbreakable bond since she was […]

The Day My Daughter Saved My Life

This past weekend I had a very crazy and unforgettable moment with one of my daughters. She was in a terrible mood, due mostly to the ever-present fighting with her sister. So we split up into separate groups, and I walked holding my precious daughter’s hand. We had a beautiful and fascinating conversation about bullying. […]

Religion and the Next Generation

We work hard. Every day is a struggle to be better versions of ourselves. And as much as we basically have total control over who we are and who we wish to become, we have so little control over the next generation, over what happens with the future of our little ones. Moshe vs. Yehoshua […]

The Great Family Merger: Five Guiding Principles

I’m a bit worried. Not terribly. But a bit. I don’t doubt my parenting skills. And I certainly don’t doubt the person I married. Quite the opposite, in fact. I couldn’t imagine someone more qualified to take this journey with me and seamlessly become a part of my family. However, I’ve heard stories galore about […]

New Book Announcement: You’re Doing Everything Wrong

I’m extremely excited to announce the publication of my second eBook, You’re Doing Everything Wrong. If you haven’t snatched up a copy of my first book, Teach Like a Ninja, please grab a copy at your nearest convenience (and don’t forget to write an Amazon review). My new book, You’re Doing Everything Wrong, is a compilation […]

Parenting Your Way Through the Crazy: Five Tips I Picked Up Along the Way

I’ll be the first to admit that I am hardly the best parent in the world. I’ve got worlds to learn about parenting and I’m certainly not an authority figure on the subject. However, I have four beautiful angels in my life. For nearly 15 years I’ve been working harder every day to become a […]

Planting and Building: Raising a Jewish Child (Book Review)

I recently finished reading Planting and Building: Raising a Jewish Child, a translation of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe’s original. It was a pretty solid, concise read. The author is extremely honest, often stating principles at odds with the accepted practices of his community, principles important for any parent, regardless of religion or religiosity. I wanted to […]

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