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Type B Mom, Type A Kid

It was a typical weekday morning as a mom with 2 kids, 2 and under. I was fixing my coffee with one hand while trying to soothe my teething 7-month-old with the other. Clanking the spoon against the mug served as the background music to my shrieking red-faced little boy. I bounced him on my […]

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The Joys and Oys of Parenting: Insight and Wisdom from the Jewish Tradition

Thursday, February 1 | 7:00pm | Dwares JCC

Join Jewish Book Council author and professor of psychology at Rutgers University, Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D, as he discusses his book The Joys and Oys of Parenting: Insight and Wisdom from the Jewish Tradition. Parents and grandparents are invited to learn how today’s understanding of child development is illuminated and supported by thousands of years of Jewish wisdom. Dr. Elias will provide insight on practical skills that can be easily implemented.

This free event is s a partnership program between PJ Library, the David C. Isenberg Family Early Childhood Center, and the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island.

Babysitting will be available with prior registration for $5 per family. If you already have a babysitting punch card, you can use that as well.

For more information, contact Michelle Cicchitelli at 401.421.4111 ext. 178 or [email protected]

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Bye Bye Binkie!

      “Bye, bye binkie, binkie bye-bye!” Elmo’s song came through the iPad. My daughter stayed locked in, but quietly shook her head at it. It was as if she was saying, “Elmo, I like you, we’ve gotten along great so far, but I kindly disagree.” We had been talking about it for weeks. […]

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