It was an excruciatingly slow 10 minutes. I had headed to my daughter’s to babysit my grandchildren for an hour or two but had been there for about 6. Mostly it had been fine, even fun, as my daughter was home and I had volunteered to “help” her with a craft. “Help” meaning raising my eyebrows, biting […]
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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 […]
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]
“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. […]
When I was first pregnant nine years ago, I found so much information and comfort in online groups. All the questions about strange body changes, sharing fears and hopes, and potential baby names – nothing was off limits. There was some freedom in the relative anonymity. It was definitely convenient to be able to carry […]
InMay, my son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. Upon hearing this diagnosis, I did what all good moms do who were raised in a time when we played outside beyond our parents’s lines of vision and brought PB&J to school every day: I rolled my eyes. I think (I hope!) I refrained from saying […]