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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

The Tenets Of Our Faith Or Our Children Must We Choose?

February 3, 2014, by

In my previous essay, I wrote about the shanda of families turning away from their children when they became OTD children, Off the Derech.  While acknowledging how hurtful and confusing it is to have children who leave the path, I wrote that the only way for them to find a way back to the path is

God Loves Our Children, So Must We

February 3, 2014, by

The Nesivos Shalom teaches that in Mitzrayim, Hashem purposefully waited through our generations of slavery for us to finally arrive at our lowest possible spiritual and physical condition before referring to us as, “My firstborn son.” Why? He waited in order to prove to us for all time that He does not love us based

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

These Are Our Children: Childhood Obesity Epidemic

January 22, 2014, by

Even if you weren’t aware of the fact that there is a childhood obesity epidemic, you certainly can look around and see for yourself.  In the 1960’s in the United States, the percentage of obese children was five percent of the population.  Today, that number is a staggering 17 percent of the population.  And nearly

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

Five Reasons Why Being a Good Parent Isn’t Enough

December 10, 2013, by

You’re a young parent or an old parent, and you’re passionate about raising your children in the best possible way. You’ve attended parenting classes, read books, and have been conscientious about being a good mom or dad. There’s one key ingredient that you might have forgotten, and that’s the relationship with the one who helped