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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.

Create a Mission Statement for Your Family

December 31, 2020, by

It’s that time of year again. Although, Rosh Hashana, the time, we as Jews, reassess our values and goals is way past, many people use the start of the secular calendar similarly, to refresh and assess their goals for 2021. This is actually the perfect time to create a mission statement for your family. The

Greedy? Entitled? Teaching Kids To Be Grateful This Chanukah

December 9, 2020, by

When my children were small and my parents would come visit, their suitcases was usually full of gifts. Embarrassingly, as soon as they walked in the door, my children would dutifully give a hug and kiss and then promptly ask, “Where’s my present?” even before my parents coats were off. I am not the only

Loving But Not Liking Your Child

November 12, 2020, by

The pandemic continues, far longer than we have imagined it. We are spending a lot of time with our families. A lot of togetherness can be hard. One mom wrote the following. I love my child but I feel like I have a hard time liking her. Her personality clashes with mine and I feel

Talking to Kids About Money

September 3, 2020, by

Everyone is a little bit nervous about money these days and feeling the pinch. Budgets are being revamped and regular shopping habits are being curbed. If we are concerned, then it goes without saying that our kids are feeling it too. They might even ask us some uncomfortable questions: “Do we have enough money?” “Are

Cultivating Humility

April 9, 2019, by

I am sure that many of you are in the thick of getting ready for Pesach. We associate Pesach with the eating of matzah. However, it is more than a commemorative food, it is also called the bread of humility. On Pesach we remove all leavened bread from our homes and eat only matzah to

Four Quirky and Fun Parenting Techniques That Work

February 13, 2019, by

I love talking to parents about their different parenting techniques, including ones that I never thought or heard of, but they have found to be effective. In the course of many years, I have gathered many different ideas, but the best ones are sometimes kind of silly and full of humor. So in honor of Adar,

Yelling: Six Simple Ways To Make You Yell Less

January 3, 2019, by

I always say that I am a “recovered yeller.” I used to yell a lot at my kids. I knew that I had to stop, but I wasn’t sure how to do it. That is why I started reading parenting books (and I have never stopped). I tried to glean as much from them as

Four Ways to Help Our Kids Be More Grateful This Chanukah

December 5, 2018, by

When my children were small and my parents would come visit, their suitcases were usually full of gifts. Embarrassingly, as soon as they walked in the door, my children would dutifully give a hug and kiss and then promptly ask, “Where’s my present?” even before my parents’ coats were off. I am not the only