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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.

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

9 Ways to Actually Enjoy Your Family Vacation

July 25, 2018, by

There are many benefits to having a family vacation. It is a time to bond with our families, stretch our horizons, and learn something new. Sometimes we just need to get away from our everyday lives in order to truly relax. However, family vacations can also be stressful. I often think it is because we

Five Simple Summer Activities for Kids

June 20, 2018, by

I am so glad that summer is finally here. Summer to me is sunshine, flowers in full bloom, warm weather, watermelon and ice cream; lots and lots of ice cream. This is the time to get outside and enjoy nature. Time in nature has tremendous benefits. It is a surefire way to decrease stress in

Shavuot and Mother’s Day

May 16, 2018, by

Shavuot follows Mother’s Day this year. What do the themes of these days have in common? Find out in this video from Parent Educator, Adina Soclof.

Moms: Simple Ways To Make Your Day Better

May 7, 2018, by

Although the school year is winding down, parents are still always on the lookout for tips to make daily routines with children easier. Here are some simple ways to do that: Mornings: Take time for yourself: Try to wake up early and get yourself organized before the morning rush. Drink your coffee, daven or just

Elul: 4 Ways To Ensure Your Family Has a Peaceful Year

September 7, 2017, by

The best advice I got about family relationships was this: Don’t talk when you are angry. It should go without saying then, that we should not engage in any type of conversation with our kids when they are angry. This is easier said then done, obviously. There are some things that children say that just

Teaching Children To Live Their Lives With Passion and Purpose

July 6, 2017, by

There is a famous parable of three bricklayers building a Synagogue They are asked, “What are you doing?” The first says, “I am laying bricks.” The second says, “I am building a Synagogue.” The third says, “I am building the house of G-d.” The first bricklayer has a job. The second has a career. The