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"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we give him health and strength"
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich


Judy's Parenting Blog

Judy’s blog is filled with practical advice, parenting musings, and Judy’s thoughtful experiences. She aims to encourage parents to embrace relationship based, positive parenting.

Anxious Times

There are times in a child's life when the dreaded happens.  We are living through anxious times here in Israel and there are ways to ease our children's anxiety as sirens wail, missiles fall, and the environment feels strange, foreign and scary.  I wrote about a child's general anxiety here....
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Writing Notes

Writing notes to our children of all ages is an under used method of positive communication.  Sometimes verbal communication can be tuned out by our kids, but a note is something that can effectively communicate our thoughts and feelings.  It save a lot of time and energy when a situation...
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The Difference Between Thoughts and Feelings

Many people have a confusing time in telling the difference between thoughts and feelings.  Acknowledging feelings,   both our own and those of our children, is one of the most important steps in creating a positive family environment. A feeling is an emotion which a person FEELS.  A thought is...
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Bad Mom

Chirlane McCray, the wife of New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio, is making headlines this week.  She is being called a bad mom by the tabloids after an interview with her was published in New York magazine.  Ms. McCray became a mother at age 40, when her daughter Chiara...
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Judy Bar Eitan
Parenthood is overwhelming. I think it's a fair discussion to have privately with your child. Perhaps when that child is having ... Read More
Friday, 30 May 2014 10:34
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Angry Adults

What happens when angry adults are working with children?  Here's a video that was going around about an out of control kindergarten teacher with a 6 year old student named Ian Nelson. It's so disturbing.  As I was watching the clip I wondered what had the child done?  Why did...
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Judy Bar Eitan
I know. It's real disturbing.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 17:20
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