I believe more than ever that we have to see the bright side of the bar/bat mitzvah machine. If we can remind ourselves and our children about these 3 outcomes of bar/bat mitzvah, the whole preparation, process and experience will be so deeply worth it.
As parents we often try to figure out how to say something truthful to our kids while still allowing them to hold on to mystery, wonder and innocence. This comes up specifically around the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa. Here is a blog I wrote about this subject: This Rabbi Thinks You Should Tell […]