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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.

Shavuot: Use Words To Promote Achdut At Home

June 9, 2016, by

As we approach Shavuot,a time when the Jewish people were unified at Har Sinai, we will read The pasuk “Vayichan sham Yisrael neged ha’har–and the Jews encamped opposite the mountain.” Vayichan is the singular form, although they were talking about the entire Jewish people. Rashi comments that the Jewish people at Har Sinai were k’ish echad

Helping Children to Problem-Solve

June 2, 2016, by

Children have the best ideas on how to deal with any problems that we may have and they love it when we ask for their input. Involving kids in a problem solving session, helps increase their self-esteem, builds their cognitive flexibility muscles and teaches them that they are capable and can handle the little and

Five Diamonds a Day For Parenting

May 18, 2016, by

Last week I attended a mussar shiur which included Rav Avigdor Miller’s concept of “Five Diamonds Per Day;” five actions we should do every day that will help us be better people, better Jews and improve the quality of our lives. Rav Miller’s list includes: Speak to Hashem for one minute a day: You can tell

Giving Our Kids The Benefit of The Doubt

May 11, 2016, by

In this week’s Parsha we read the the most important mitzvah in the Torah according to Rabbi Akiva: v’ahavta l’rei’echa kamocha, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” How can we love our neighbor as ourselves? One way is to give the benefit of the doubt, dan l’kaf zchut. We want to always try to put ourselves in

Tackling Unrealistic Parenting Expectations

April 20, 2016, by

My husband laughed when he heard that I wrote last week’s article, Keeping Your Cool When Cleaning For Pesach. “You wrote an article about keeping calm before Pesach!” he joked. I explained to him that although I am stressed before Pesach, I could be so, so much worse. One of my clients wrote to me:

Practicing What You Preach

April 5, 2016, by

My husband was thoroughly amused when he heard that I wrote last week’s article, Keeping Your Cool When Cleaning For Pesach. “You wrote an article about keeping calm before Pesach!” he laughed. I explained to him that although I am stressed before Pesach, I could be so, so much worse. The fact is, it’s hard

Keeping Your Cool While Cleaning for Pesach

March 29, 2016, by

We are now in crunch time. Everyone is thinking about Pesach and starting to get down to work. Tensions are high and it can be hard to keep our cool. Sometimes it feels as if the hardest part about Pesach is trying to get your kids to help out. In last year’s post, we spoke

One Simple Way to Teach Our Children to Be Happy This Purim

March 15, 2016, by

Adar and Purim are the happiest times in the Jewish calendar. It’s the time of year to cultivate true happiness, simcha. What brings true happiness? The latest research done by Harvard psychiatrist George Vaillant has shown that “the only thing that matters in life is relationships. A man could have a successful career, money and

Helping Children Express Themselves

March 4, 2016, by

Children often do not have the ability to categorize and express their emotions. They don’t have the vocabulary to tell you how they are feeling. They might not be able to say, “I am mad” when they are mad or “I am frustrated” when they are frustrated, due to their lack of vocabulary. Instead they

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