The Wedding Dress Trip

Posted on November 27, 2018

A couple of months ago, after my daughter, Nitasha, got engaged and said she wanted a traditional Indian wedding, she made my heart smile with a simple question: “Mom, it’s always been my dream to go wedding shopping in India! What do you think? Will you come with me?” Surprised and elated, I leapt for joy, almost as if I were the bride myself! “Yes! Yes!” I cried, “I’m all in.” Nitasha hugged me, we both shed a few tears…

How to Have a “Delicious” Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 20, 2018

  I was at my workout class this morning, and as the instructor was warming us up for this intense 45-minute session, she said, “A lot of people ask me at this time of the year how I manage my weight and fitness with the holiday madness? My answer is always the same: Pre-schedule your workouts for the week, and don’t eat every day like it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas. On the day, I personally have a no-holds-barred policy! Nothing stands…

Tips to Help Your Kids Through Tragedy

Posted on October 29, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we are re-posting these tips today. With the horrible shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we wanted to make sure that you had the tools at your disposal to have these hard conversations with your kids. Hopefully, these tips can be a guide in discussing this tragedy within your family. Begin a Mindful, Open Discussion: Let kids know that, unfortunately, bad incidents do happen. Find out what your child knows about…

Raising Toddlers Courageously FREE Online Conference

Posted on October 22, 2018

  Did you know that 90% of your child’s brain will be developed by the age of 5? The neural pathways and connections formed during toddlerhood set the stage for the rest of your child’s life! This development is nurtured by their experiences and relationships. All of these interactions, including how we parent, influence your child’s behavior and emotional patterns. It’s vital to nurture the neural pathways and connections that promote intrinsic motivation, emotional regulation, problem solving, healthy relationships and…

GRAND Parenting – A Free Online Summit

Posted on October 15, 2018

We invite you to join Roma Khetarpal for this free online summit, hosted by Susan Stiffelman. Parents, do you wish Grandma and Grandpa would… Respect your wishes about screen time, bedtime and sugary snacks? Stop offering “helpful” suggestions? Offer to help more (or less?) Grandparents, do you wish your adult kids would… Hear your advice without becoming defensive? Value your experience and wisdom? Include you more in your grandkids’ lives? Parenting author Susan Stiffelman, MFT proudly present a new free series: GRAND…