Adina Soclof

Adina Soclof

Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP is a certified Speech Pathologist. She received her master's degree from Hunter College in New York in Communication Sciences. She works as a Parent Educator for Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau facilitating "How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk" workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry.” Adina developed TEAM Communication Ventures and conducts parenting, teacher and clinician workshops via telephone nationwide. Adina lives with her husband and four lively children in Cleveland, Ohio. You can visit her at website at www.parentingsimply.com.

Letting Go Of Perfect Parenting

May 13, 2014, by

Many mothers, and some fathers, have shared with me their insecurities about parenting. The question that always comes up is, “But am I doing this parenting thing right? Am I really a good parent?” I don’t think that there is one right way to parent and sometimes we are great at parenting and sometimes we

Catastrophic Thinking

April 29, 2014, by

How many times do parents hear from their children: “I had the worst day ever!” “Sara is so mean to me! She did not give me her snack! She hates me!” “My teacher is the worst teacher. She gives tons of homework! This is called “catastrophic thinking.” Children are egocentric and don’t have the perspective

Simple Ways To Keep Your Family Happy All Year Long

March 19, 2014, by

Purim was great this year. It always is because it is one of my most favorite holidays.  I love the story of Mordechai and Esther and each year when I hear the Megillah I find something new and interesting to focus on. Although I’m an adult, I still appreciate the candy and all the goodies

Magen Yeladim

March 12, 2014, by

Last week, our community was privileged to welcome Magen Yeladim’s Safety Kid program to Cleveland. The Los Angeles-based staff, including Debbie Fox, Yair Cohn, and Yelli Koenig, braved the Cleveland weather to provide us with a comprehensive community-wide child safety training program.  Over the course of three days, staff and administration in the Jewish Day

Cultivating Your Child’s Innate Gifts and Strengths

March 6, 2014, by

In this week and last weeks Parsha we speak about Bezalel and Oholiav, who were appointed to build the Mishkan. They were gifted with Divine wisdom and artistic knowledge. They were talented individuals who recognized their abilities and used them to fulfill their potential and serve G-d and their people. Every one of us has

The Patience Shortcut

February 12, 2014, by

In this weeks Parsha, after the Chet HaEgel, the sin of the golden calf, Moshe is granted a vision of the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy which describe the merciful and forgiving nature of God: “The Lord! The Lord! God, Compassionate and Gracious, Slow to anger and Abundant in Kindness and Truth, Preserver of kindness for

Taking the Focus Off Winning

February 5, 2014, by

Dear Adina, I have a question regarding my child. He is a sore loser. He is part of a chess club and keeps losing and wants to give up all the time. We try to gently push him, and encourage him to stay with it, (chess club is not the only thing he has given

Laughing In the Face of Discipline

January 29, 2014, by

Tali was very upset. Her 4 year old son, Eli, was playing trucks with his friend, Aaron. Suddenly, Eli grabbed the toy that Aaron was playing with and wouldn’t give it back to him, making Aaron cry. When Tali admonished him for his behavior and made him go sit on the couch, he started to

Disorganized Children

January 16, 2014, by

Many parents complain that their kids are disorganized. These kids are often late, lose their homework, shoes, or games, and come unprepared to school. It is frustrating to have a child who seems more disorganized then other kids: who take forever to get dressed, are too tired to do their chores, have backpacks overflowing with

How to Handle Defiance

January 7, 2014, by

When my children become defiant, my initial reaction is to lash out at them and get really angry. “How dare they!” I think, “After all I do for them, this is the way they talk to me!” My thoughts can go even further downhill, “I will make them do as I say! I will show