Author Archive | Harley Rotbart

The Day Ernie Went Missing

There are certain days in a young family’s life that leave lasting memories. It was that kind of day in our house about 24 years ago. That was the day Ernie went missing…My post this month for Parents Magazine:

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A Graduation Speech for Parents

May and June are graduation months, whether your kids are leaving preschool for kindergarten, kindergarten for grade school, grade school for middle school, middle school for high school, or high school for college. I think I covered all of them… But graduations are times to congratulate the parents of the graduates, too. I hope you’ll […]

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Spring Break at the Dump Site

March is spring break month, so I thought it timely to share my kids’ favorite spring break activity: watching Daddy empty the RV septic tank. First, a brief history. I did not grow up in a camping family. My Eastern European father and first generation American mother were grateful they put a roof over our […]

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The Cure for All Bedtime Parenting Hassles

It’s finally warming up outside (unless you live in the half of the country where it’s still frigid!) which means it’s once again time for Pajama Walks. Pajama Walks, in case you haven’t memorized “No Regrets Parenting,” are the miracle cure to all bedtime parenting hassles.  Here’s my latest post for Parents Magazine:

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