I get letters. Lots of letters. This one from a mom in Horsham, Pennsylvania and really touched me – both for her kind words about “No Regrets Parenting” and for her creative applications of its principles (excerpted with her permission): Dear Dr. Rotbart: Thank you for your book, “No Regrets Parenting.” I have a new […]
Parents obsess about their kids’ milestones. They shouldn’t. My recent post for Parents Magazine explains why – click here!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its mind – it says it’s now okay for even the youngest infants to FaceTime or Skype. As a new grandparent, I couldn’t agree more (which is also a change of mind). Click here to read my “surrender” post for Parents Magazine.
Well, for anyone who hasn’t been on Mars for the past few months, you may have heard that the White House will have new residents beginning next month. Before the transition, I reflected for Parents Magazine on the lessons we as parents can learn from Sasha and Malia’s parents. My post for Parents Magazine can […]
We are entering a time of joy and celebration – holiday season is upon us and with it comes new challenges for parents. How do we raise our kids to appreciate what they have, to be grateful for their many blessings, and not to have a sense of entitlement. I wrote a cover story for […]
Parents Magazine did a wonderful feature on “Miracles We Have Seen,” and nailed it with their title – “Why Doctors Believe in Miracles.” Indeed, the 75 leading physicians who wrote beautiful and moving essays for this book believe, and you will, too. For the Parents Magazine review, click here
My recent post for Parents Magazine told the story of a remarkable dinner with a group of teenagers who showed maturity beyond their years. Their responses to a provocative discussion question give us some useful lessons in how to get our kids to stop making excuses. The question they were asked: Imagine you are an astronaut on the […]
On Father’s Day this year, I posted some advice in Parents Magazine for young dads. I was one myself, once, but now I see the world a little differently as a new grandfather. Click here for my post from Parents Magazine:
This Mother’s Day, as we welcome our daughter-in-law to motherhood with our first grandchild, we pay tribute to our own moms and ask only one thing of them – let us begin to repay the many, many blessings you gave to us when we were little. It’s time for us to take care of you […]
It’s hard to remember sometimes, when your parents are getting on your nerves about your parenting style and choices, but becoming new grandparents can be almost as disorienting and challenging as becoming new parents. Here’s my 7 tips for helping your parents make the transition – and helping you cope while they do. Click here […]