Tag: Parenting


Wisdom on Games, Brains and Progress: Must-Read Links

As a new week begins, check out these insightful pieces – about topics like overcoming defeat and spotting patterns – with the excerpts that moved us to highlight them here on The Wisdom Daily. You may be particularly intrigued to read about the Pixar film captivating people of all ages with its profound take on how our brains fight for emotional health. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Inner Life of Riley “The neurological basis of emotions turns out to be a......

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Innocence, Genetics and Dads: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 15-19), we delved into wise quotes about fatherhood, the ethics we face on the frontiers of genetic science, the innocence of kids as they start comprehending anti-semitism, the tradition of fathers “passing on” their name to future generations, and the house of worship devastated by gun violence in South Carolina. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Ten Dads, in Detail: Wise Words – TWD Father’s Day (June 21) is close at hand, so we’re sharing ten......

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Explaining Anti-Semitism to My Young Kids

Growing up deep in the rural, isolated Midwest, it’s hard to say what was more foreign to me – Judaism or the ever-elegant, art-filled Paris. Now that I’m middle-aged and living in a big city, I’m well acquainted with both. I first visited Paris on my honeymoon. I was a new convert to Judaism, having completed my study just months before. Seeing Paris’ Museum of Jewish Art and History was as important as visiting the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. I’d never experienced such intense security. An uneasy feeling from the searching,......

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Ten Dads, in Detail: Wise Words

Father’s Day (June 21) is close at hand, so to launch a new week on The Wisdom Daily, we’re sharing ten uplifting, funny and poignant insights about the fatherhood experience – kicking off the list with two quotes from our co-founders, Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula. Whether you celebrate the holiday in appreciation of your dad, your kids or an influential father figure (or all those relationships!), we hope you’ll find words of wisdom here.   1. A Great Team “How sweet, those two or three games a year my father would......

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Wisdom on Kids, Music and Loss: Must-Read Links

As another new week begins, make time for the thought-provoking pieces linked below – from the heartbreaking to the hilarious – with the excerpts that moved us to highlight them here on The Wisdom Daily. Whether or not you’ve grieved the loss of someone dear,?Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg’s writing tops our list because of her universally valuable insights. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. On the Front Lines of Grief “Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay,......

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Heaven, Hell and Graduation: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 1 – 5), we?discussed Class of 2015 commencement speakers who were abundant with wisdom, the parenting challenge of letting go of fear, the religious ideas people use for guidance, the probability of living longer than you may expect, and the courage of Caitlyn Jenner. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Commencement Wisdom in 2015: Must-Read Links – TWD You don’t have to be graduating to gain inspiration from the words of wisdom delivered by commencement speakers......

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To My Own Beloved Graduate

My youngest daughter graduates in a few weeks. No, not college graduation, nor even a high school graduation (so there will be no famous speaker like those featured yesterday here on The Wisdom Daily). This is an 8th-grade graduation, but there is nothing “just” or “only” about it. The fact is, if someone had told me 13 years ago that our wonderful daughter would be graduating grammar school as a typical student, I would have told them that they must be smoking crack. To be sure, part of that estimation would’ve been......

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Love, Pills and Career Choices: Our Week in Wisdom

On?The Wisdom Daily this week (May 25 – 29), we took a look at the perspective gained by career frustrations, the powerful love connections that transcend romantic ties, the party drug making medical news, the good conversations stymied by modern-day distractions, and the support for marriage equality in a country famous for its Catholicism. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Your Job’s Not Meaningful? Think Again. – Brad Hirschfield We all need something to believe in, don’t we? It doesn’t have to be......

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The Connection Between Your Heart and Mine

It’s been said that being a parent is like having a piece of one’s heart walking around outside of one’s chest. Being a parent means being vulnerable to everything that can go wrong in the world. It means (or should mean) being intimately attuned to someone else’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being; feeling their sorrows and their joys. However, this is not only true of being a parent. It’s the complicated blessing of being a person who loves any other person deeply. When someone is beloved to me, and I to......

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Baltimore, Tribeca and Nepal: Our Week in Wisdom

On?The Wisdom Daily this week (April 27 – May 1), we talked about kids adjusting their education goals, inadequate relief (and lucrative tourism) in Nepal, award-winning innovations, Iran’s brutal executions and the outrage boiling over in Baltimore. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   College Admissions Heartbreak: A Bounce-Back Guide – Irwin Kula Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from parents about the cruel shock their children experience when rejected from the college of their choice. For many kids, living in privileged environments......

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