Watch Now: Purim Parenting Webinar

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26 Feb 2015

Last week’s Purim lunch break webinar was a great success, drawing viewers from around the country and in Israel as well. Didn’t get a chance to tune-in? Watch it now:

We covered the following topics:

First and foremost we discussed that if we want to protect our children from unsafe behaviors we need to role model for them how to act appropriately. This is particularly important around Purim time where we there are many issues surrounding underage drinking.

We also discussed that in order for us to be good role models for our children, we need to establish a good relationship with them.

We learned effective ways to maintain a good relationship with our tweens and teens, by talking to them in a way that is respectful, loving and kind. We now all understand that anytime we communicate with our teens we need to do so in a way that lets them know that we have confidence in them that they will make good decisions (even when we are not around.)

Here are some examples on how to help your child practice making good decisions all year round:

To encourage a feeling of autonomy:

To encourage involvement in making rules:

To encourage kids self-care:

To encourage decision making:

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.