Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick

it's the act that counts

Help Kids Be Leaders Without Helping Them!

We all want our kids to be leaders- to be able to lead others or stand up for themselves.  Here’s my top five how tos.  What’s yours? Let Kids Make Mistakes: Mistakes build character. They teach us that we can overcome. Don’t Help: You read it right. Don’t help your child. Let them figure it out themselves. Always…
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Have No Fear: Be Free

I won’t sign a petition to make a camp peanut free. I’m not demanding that local schools have egg free options on the menu. And next week at our friend’s holiday party, I’m not expecting a special dairy free dessert. Just because my child has allergies, the world doesn’t have to stop operating as it does…
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Would You Save a Stranger or Your Dog?

Recently I was struck by my facebook newsfeed. Topping my feed with 200 likes and 63 comments and counting was news of a friend’s dog – passed away the previous night. The condolences and sincere heartfelt sadness was clear in every comment. A close second and directly below it was a posting of another friend’s…
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To Critique or Not To Critique

What happens when we disagree and want to critique? Do we do it?  The truth we all know is the most people don’t take criticism well- they get defensive.  So I ask… why do we do it?  If someone will get defensive, they won’t hear what we have to say.  So, how can we deliver…
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To Share or Not to Share

We live in an age of sharing – our thoughts, our images, our past, our future.  On the one hand- what’s better than sharing and connecting?  We need to share to survive- it’s true no man is an island. And babies who are starved of human connection… die.  On the other hand- could we go…
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Kids and Coffee: To Drink or Not to Drink?

Coffee. Who doesn’t love that killer aroma? Drink a cup, black and caffeinated – it’s good for you. Drink it with sugar, drink decaf, can’t wake up without it but ultimately it’s bad for you. So, what do you want for your kids? Are you okay with them getting into that coffee habit? Our town’s high…
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