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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.

How to Parent Instead of Punish

February 10, 2016, by

Punishment is a popular method with parents but it is generally ineffective. When we make our kids feel bad for what they have done and we punish them, they don’t usually feel sorry for what they did, nor do they think about how to do better the next time. They usually feel angry, defensive and

Three Tips to Raise Happy Jewish Teens

February 4, 2016, by

I work for a great organization, A+ Solutions in Cleveland, Ohio. Last week A+ Solutions sponsored an event with a local Jewish organization, JFX, Jewish Family Experience, a congregation and Sunday School led by Rabbi Sruly and Ruchi Koval. They offer Jews of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations a fresh look at Judaism in a way that offers

Five Ways to Teach Your Children to be Respectful

January 28, 2016, by

In this weeks parsha, Parshat Yitro we read about Matan Torah and the Aseret HaDibrot. The most important parenting advice of all is given in this week’s parsha: Honor thy father and mother. Most of us our familiar with this concept, Traditionally, the first five commandments are between God and man and the last five

Tu B’Shevat Lunch Break Webinar Recap: Positive Self-Talk

January 21, 2016, by

Yesterday we had our Lunchbreak webinar: “Planting seeds: Tu B’Shevat Lessons in Parenting.” You can still view it online here after registering. In our class we discussed how, as parents, we can just plant seeds and lay down the foundation of decency, responsibility and mentschlikeit. We want to teach the principle, Derech Eretz Kadma L’Torah. It

Planting Seeds to Allow Your Children to Grow Strong

January 13, 2016, by

We just celebrated Rosh Chodesh Shevat. That means that Tu B’Shevat is coming up in two weeks. I have fond memories of this holiday. During lunch when I was an elementary school student, all of us were given little brown paper bags filled with dried fruit and almonds. I also loved the songs related to

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

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