For Real

Reality TV may often be silly, shallow, and trashy. But Top Chef, Project Runway, and other hits can help us teach our children about morality and values.

Looking Ahead

The secular new year forces us to look forward, and tradition requires we make resolutions.

Elijah’s Plate

Facing my first Christmas alone in decades and volunteering at a nearby soup kitchen, I discovered an unexpected and enveloping community

Santa Pause

What are Jewish parents to do when every show on television drips with Christmas cheer? Here are four strategies for managing your children’s expectations in this most un-Jewish time of year.

Childish Things

My son’s pyromaniacal tendencies, Bibi, and bedtime stories that go awry

Raving Stitches

Hebrew Union’s exhibit of quilts and other textiles highlights an unheralded art and its spiritual messages

Gag Order

As Hanukkah’s end nears, a cheeky guide to some last-minute gift possibilities

Gelt and Innocence

A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.

Children of the Book

Part II: As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish books for older kids

Children of the Book

As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish picture books

The Others

Several new books for children and young adults ask us to see the world through Palestinian kids’ eyes

Out of the Silence

A new young-adult novel tackles sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox world

Restoring Parenting Sanity

While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear

Get It Better

Bullying is wrong, but so are facile solutions

Strange Bedfellows

Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali

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