Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick

it's the act that counts

What Happened to Simple Kids’ Birthday Parties?

Just read this thought provoking article asking…What Happened To Simple Kids’ Birthday Parties Kate Casey wants us to go back to simpler times with no fuss birthday parties at home instead of the lavish affairs complete with characters, face painting and entertainment which most kids have today. Because after all not only it is easier…
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I’m Against ID Bracelets. How About You?

People love allergy bracelets for their kids. I don’t.  I think they do far more harm than good. But first, what is it?  It’s a bracelet that your child wears that lists all their allergens so that adults who interact with them will be aware of what can trigger a reaction.  (For those who don’t…
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I Need A Drink Now!

Someone needs to explain to me why parents of kids say the following in front of them: “I can’t wait for the weekend to get trashed.” “Is it only 10:30? I need a drink now.” “Where’s that glass of wine? -Trying to do math with my son.” All I can think when I hear this…
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Is Your Allergic Child Disabled?

Regardless of how you answered that question, it is a fact that many parents with children with allergies treat their children as disabled.   We think they cannot do for themselves. We feel the need to protect them. We demand that others accommodate their disability. It’s interesting, isn’t it? We live in an era when we…
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Let’s Stop Oversensitivity

Enough with oversensitivity. I recently read an article about what not to say to a pregnant or new mom. The quick recap of the list is below. First, let’s discuss oversensitivity for a minute. (1) Oversensitivity is a way of asserting control over the behavior of those around you. An overly sensitive person will not see…
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Do We Have Freedom of Thought?

When we first went on-line, we all thought that we are entering an information age which will give us all ultimate freedom.  We will all have access to the same information.  We were about to enter an era of democracy and free thought at its height. But a mere two decades from the start of…
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Pets and the People Who Love Them

Love Pets?  Hate Pets?  Either way you have to deal with them.  They are part of our world.  So, here’s a top ten list of how to deal with the creatures in our life. 1. Get One. They are fun and great company. They create opportunities to connect with other people who have the same…
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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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