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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.

Parenting Advice from Moshe Rabbeinu

December 30, 2015, by

In this week’s parsha, we learn of Moshe’s experience by the burning bush. Moshe’s modesty is evident; he doesn’t want the job of leading the Jewish people out of Egypt because he does not feel that he is the right man for the job. Hashem, in turn, gently and forcefully encourages Moshe and ultimately convinces

Two Ways to Teach Your Child to be more Grateful

December 16, 2015, by

As a parent, somedays, especially during the holidays, you can’t help feeling that children seem so entitled. It is tough to watch our children want everything, expect to get it and then be upset if they don’t. We need to remember that this is normal. It is hard to not get something when you want

Want to Stop Sibling Rivalry? Stop Comparing Your Children

December 2, 2015, by

In this week’s parsha we read about Yosef and his brothers. My heart always goes out to Yosef after his beloved mother Rachel died. It is so hard to be without a mother’s love. As a mother, we can only view him with compassion. However, his brothers could not. Sibling rivalry breeds its own form

The Secret to Jewish Survival

November 25, 2015, by

I don’t want to have to write about this, but how can I not? I am so tired and sad and overwhelmed by the terror. When will it be enough? We know Jewish history, story after story of the Jewish people’s afflictions and persecutions. From the slavery in Egypt— the babies that were used as

The Simplest Way To Get Your Child To Grow Up To Be a Mentsch

November 17, 2015, by

Many parents tell me: My kids are always misbehaving! My kids are so irresponsible! My kids act all entitled! My children are so impatient! They want everything and they want it right away! Kids are still kids. They are still learning how to behave. They are going to act irresponsibly because they haven’t learned how

Helping Kids Listen

November 10, 2015, by

“My kids never listen to me!” “I have to repeat myself 10 times before my son will help me!” “I don’t really like it when my daughter helps out. It makes more work for me…” This is a common problem that parents have. Children often don’t come when they are called and they are often

Three Ways to Stop Sibling Rivalry

November 4, 2015, by

We know that one of the major themes of Sefer Bereishit is sibling rivalry. It is also one of the hardest things that parents need to deal with. The thing is, we cannot get rid of sibling rivalry. It is a natural part of family life. However, there are three things that we can do

What My Family Gained from the Mitzvah of Hachnassat Orchim

October 29, 2015, by

In this week’s Parsha we learn all about the mitzvah of Hachnassat Orchim from our forefather Avraham. My family really enjoys this mitzvah. Our morning blessings state that for this mitzvah, “man receives his reward in this world and the world to come.” We find this to be really true. While I hope that we

Helping Our Kids Tap Into the Strength of Avrohom

October 22, 2015, by

This week’s Parshat Lech Lecha we are introduced to our patriarch Avraham. One of my favorite Midrashim as a child—and even as an adult—is the story of how Avraham tried to prove to his father the fallacy of believing in idols. Avraham’s father Terach sold idols. One day Avraham was tending his father’s shop and

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