The Orthodox Union Department of Community Engagement | Jewish Community Programs and the Life section on the OU website, www.ou.org, will present “Navigate the Back to School Daze” -- a week-long series of webcasts for a national audience by leading Orthodox mental health and rabbinic professionals focusing on how to transition from summer vacation back to the school year. The presentations, during which speakers will also be available for live interaction, will take place at 7:00 p.m. EDT from Monday, September 10 through Thursday, September 13.
The webcasts, coordinated by Hannah Farkas, OU Community Engagement Program Associate, are a component of the OU Community Engagement on-going “Positive Jewish Parenting” programs. Registration is found on the OU Community Engagement webpage, www.oucommunity.org. The webcasts will be featured, and later archived, on the same page.
According to Rabbi Judah Isaacs, OU Director of Community Engagement, “Helping children and parents to transition from the summer months of camp and vacation into the routine of school is always difficult. The OU is providing a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers anywhere around the country to learn tips from experts in an interactive online forum. We encourage parents to join us for an hour each night to strengthen their parenting skills and to feel more confident during the transitional period.”
Topics of discussion throughout the week will include:
• Monday, September 10:
“Positive Limit Setting With Our Children”
Rachel Pill, L.C.S.W.
• Tuesday, September 11:
“Improve Your Children’s Self-Esteem and Motivate Them to Learn”
Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP
• Wednesday, September 12
“Communicating With Your Child’s School – How to Talk So They Will Listen”
Alex Bailey, Ph.D.
• Thursday, September 13
“We’ve Got Ruach, Yes We Do! Transitioning the Spirituality of Summer Experiences into the Home”
Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, Regional Director of New Jersey NCSY
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