Mastering the Pivot: The Art of Jewish Parenting

Mastering the Pivot: The Art of Jewish Parenting
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Dana Hirt

Founder and Parent Coach | Dana Hirt Parenting

So many parents believe that if they were simply consistent with their children that everything would be perfect. But parenting coach Dana Hirt wants us to contemplate a different idea--one founded in a Juda... See more


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Jewish Parenting | My Jewish Learning

Be sure to check out, a website from for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting. Whether you grew up observing Shabbat every Friday night, or had your first taste of matzo ball soup when you married into a Jewish family, the ways you can incorporate Judaism and Jewish culture into your parenting style are diverse.


The beauty of summer - and what makes it particularly advantageous for families - is that it represents a departure from the structured world of the school year. Whether you are working inside or outside the home, the array of academic and extra-curricular activities your kids have leaves precious little time for carefree family activities during the school year.

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As the end of November rolls around, many of us are compiling our Gratitude Lists for the big day that's just around the corner. · Being with family at the holiday It's not hard to be grateful for the good things in our lives, is it?


Dana  Hirt, 

Founder and Parent Coach | Dana Hirt Parenting

Dana Hirt is the founder of Dana Hirt Parenting, a parenting education and coaching service that offers parents, both new and experienced, concrete skills and personalized guidance and support. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education in Human Development and Learning from DePaul University and The Institute for Psychoanalysis, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Psychology from Brown University. She brings 28 years of experience in the field of educational psychology in clinical, school and private practice settings, and the wisdom of 24 years of parenting to her parent coaching work. Dana has taught in the classroom, consulted with parents, worked one-on-one with students in private practice, partnered with therapists and other allied professionals, advocated in schools, and led parent workshops.  She writes a parenting blog, which you can find on her website, and contributes to the Huffington Post online. Dana is actively involved in the Jewish community in Chicago serving as the Partnership Together Chair for The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, as a trustee of The Jewish Women’s Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. She is the grateful and proud mother of three adult children, ages 24, 21 and 19.