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Purim: Teaching Jewish Children To Be Courageous

March 7, 2017, by

We all love Purim, the megillah reading, the graggers, the mishloach manot, the candy, the costumes and the parties. We  also love the Purim story. Good against evil and our people’s ultimate triumph. We gladly pay homage to Mordechai and Esther the true heroes who went to bat for the Jewish people. They showed a

3 Ways To Help Your Children Succeed At School

February 27, 2017, by

As Jews, we take education seriously, we always have. Every day, in Shema, we reiterate the importance of Jewish education, “Veshinantam L’baneicha” However, nowadays, we seem to have taken it to a new level, every parent seems to be on edge when it comes to discussing their child’s academic abilities. Parents are worried when their

The Most Powerful Way To Teach Kids Responsibility

February 21, 2017, by

Many parents feel that their children are irresponsible. Parents will tell their kids, “I had a job and paid for my own stuff!” “My parents never checked my homework, I just did it myself!” Finally, they will shake their head and say, “You are so irresponsible!” All those things may be true of what we

3 Steps To Help Your Child Talk About Difficult Things

February 15, 2017, by

Your 10 year old comes home from school in a bad mood. He slams the front door, throws his coat and schoolbag on the floor, grabs a book or the paper, and slumps on the couch without uttering a word. You see that he obviously had a tough day and are wondering what is going

The Most Powerful Way To Teach Kids Responsibility

February 14, 2017, by

Many parents feel that their children are irresponsible. Parents will tell their kids, “I had a job and paid for my own stuff!” “My parents never checked my homework, I just did it myself!” Finally, they will shake their head and say, “You are so irresponsible!” All those things may be true of what we

Facing Stigma Without Shame

January 24, 2017, by

My son is sometimes hard to love. When he smashes dishes, when he slams doors, when he hits and shoves me, when he tries to bite me and my husband. When he attacks the teacher who tries to break up a fight between him and another boy. One day he will be stronger than me.

3 Ways To Prevent Temper Tantrums

January 24, 2017, by

Parenting comes with lots of challenges. However, there is nothing worse than having to deal with a temper tantrum. It is exhausting for both parents and children. Many times temper tantrums cannot be avoided, but many times we can prevent them! Here are 3 ways that we can help parents prevent temper tantrums: 1. Be

3 Simple Ways To Discipline Without Anger

January 17, 2017, by

Yehoshua ben Perachia would say: Make for yourself a Rav (teacher), and acquire for yourself a colleague, and give all individuals the benefit of the doubt. יהושע בן פרחיה אומר: עשה לך רב וקנה לך חבר והוי דן את כל האדם לכף זכות It is not easy to stay calm in the face of our

4 Jewish Parenting Quotes to live by

January 11, 2017, by

Quotes are sometimes just what you need to gain perspective. I love quotes because there is so much wisdom in a relatively short statement. Here are some of my favorite parenting quotes. 1. What the child says out in the street comes either from his father or his mother. Talmud: Sukkah 56b Kids do what

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