Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick

it's the act that counts

Picky Eaters and the Parents Who Make Them

“He’s just a picky eater. He only likes cheerios but you have to give it to him in a plastic bag. He refuses to eat it out of a cup and he’ll only take it from me.” I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard parents say in front of their children that…
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The Nose Picker

Six of us were in a room waiting for a meeting to start and one of the women in the room chimes in,  “You’re never going to believe this… I was at a light and just looked over to my right and there was my mother-in-law picking her nose- I mean really digging in! So funny,…
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Pee Gate

We went to a one year old birthday party in our friend’s home. Our two year old had an accident on the carpet- we cleaned it up. We get a bill for professional carpet cleaning for the entire room after the party. As a host, would you charge for the cleaning? As a guest, would…
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And… How Are You With Things?

Here’s the way to have a proper relationship with the “its” of your life. How do you stack up to this to-do list? Have Some Things. No need to have all things. No need to have nothing, Limit Your Things. The more things we have. The more complicated our life becomes. Once you find that…
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Family: Enjoy Them- Even If You Don’t Like Them!

Family creates the foundation for who we are. We can never fully deny them because they make us who we are- whether through birth or love. So, what’s the best way to handle family we may not actually want to be around? Family is Foundation. Each of us is built by our family- genetic and…
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“No Labor, However Humble, is Dishonoring.”

We all have to work.  Let’s make it good. How? Respect. Respect for authority is the basis of how society operates. So, if you are working for someone else, whether you like it or not, you are not authority… so give it up to the boss. Now, if you are the boss, don’t take your…
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In-Laws. Enough Said…

If you get married, you’ll have in-laws.  Every culture and country around the world has those jokes of the crazy in-laws.  But who wants a crazy, drama filled life?  In-laws are the foundation of the new expanded family you are now a part of.  So, here are some tips to an easy, happy life with…
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Raising Children- Basics We Can’t Do Without

Help! What did I get myself into? We are flooded with what we need to do as parents for our children: give them activities, have a sense of humor, feed them well, make sure they sleep enough and have great friends, etc.   All true. But what are the basics that we truly can’t do without?…
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So, Your Child Has Allergies…

Your child has allergies. Your doctor says your child could die from an allergic reaction. I’ve been there. As a parent you our job is to protect our child from harm.   And so, we go into action making sure that not even a crumb of an allergen is near our child. We make sure that…
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Toxic Folk

So… you do your best to have healthy relationships but some people just aren’t on the same page as you are. How do you handle the toxic folk who just don’t know how to do relationships right? They are Wrong. It’s easy, when with someone who is toxic, to begin to doubt yourself and over…
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