OU TO PRESENT POSITIVE JEWISH PARENTING SEMINAR JANUARY 10, DEVELOPING POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM AND COPING WITH PEER PRESSURE, AT ROSENBAUM YESHIVA IN RIVER EDGE
To strengthen parenting skills and to provide advice from leading Orthodox mental health professionals, the Orthodox Union Department of Community Services, in conjunction with the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, located in River Edge, will present the second in a two-part series, Positive Jewish Parenting, to be held at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva, 666 Kinderkamack Road, on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. The workshop, Developing Positive Self Esteem and Coping with Peer Pressure, will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
According to psychological thought, developing positive self-esteem begins in early childhood when children are very sensitive to the way others perceive them.
Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Community Services and Special Projects, stressed that in today’s day and age this topic is of utmost interest to parents. “Nurturing children’s self-esteem at an early age will lead them towards a brighter future,” he added. “Those with a positive self-esteem are usually very confident and positive in interactions with others.”
“Developing positive self-esteem will help any child or adult meet challenges in a healthy way,” he declared.
The program in November on bullying was very successful and parents will benefit greatly from participation in this workshop, Frank Buchweitz said.
The presenter will be Dr. Aviva Biberfeld, a clinical psychologist with experience in treating children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Biberfeld was involved for ten years at Maimondes Developmental Center, working with a wide range of children and parents. In addition to private practice, Dr. Biberfeld lectures on variety of topics, including parenting, self-esteem, effective communication and marriage.
Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For further information and to register in advance contact Dr. Annette Berger, Mrs. Marlene Greenspan, or Mrs. Heather Hagler at 201-986-1414 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.