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Parenting

The Magic Pill for At Risk Behavior
Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

I know how badly parents want to find the pill to cure their teenager’s at-risk behavior. In fact, most parents wished there was a magic pill they or their children could take and the problems would somehow go away. 
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Transforming the Difficult Child
Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

Are you feeling drained from raising a hyperactive child? Recently, I came across a book called “Transforming the Difficult Child” by Howard Glasser, which offers one of the best drug-free parenting solutions I have ever seen. 
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Effective Team Parenting
Avraham Kass, M.A., R.S.W, R.M.F.T

Children always have parents, regardless if the parents are married, separated or divorced. As parents, it is a major responsibility to raise our children to become healthy adults...
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Ask A Child
Malkie Herson

As I walk through the hallways of our preschool and peek into the classrooms I am always amazed by the sense of confidence that our children seem to have. 
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Hearing Emotions
Malky Herson

If I had to condense our overarching goal of preschool into a single sentence it would be to encourage our children to value their thoughts and feelings and to use them to make active choices that will allow them to lead a fulfilling life. 
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Fear of the Darkness
Hana Levi Julian

Our five year old is an only child who has been a difficult sleeper since birth and has developed a severe fear of the dark. Every night she wakes up crying, saying she's had a bad dream. 
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Parenting In A Difficult World
Hana Levi Julian

Ever since a tragic accident (r"l) in my community, I have become very concerned about my children's safety. 
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Raising Children in Harmony
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Marriage is for growth. By its very nature your marriage will continuously give you opportunities to develop your character. The more challenging one’s marriage, the greater the growth possibilities.
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Let Kids Be Kids
Rabbi Manis Friedman

How to teach today's precocious kids values...How to prepare them for the adult world without treating them as adults...How to command respect while respecting them as well... 
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Morning Blessings
Chana Weisberg

I’ve been noticing recently that my husband is taking a few more minutes to recite Birchas Hashachar (morning blessings). Of course, he has good reason for the extra concentration. 
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Flickering Between Two Worlds
Hana Levi Julian

My 13 year-old is an excellent student and loves to read – but that’s all he wants to do! READ! I haven’t been able to interest him in any sports or activities outside the house. 
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Her World
Tzipi Caton

My daughter took a paperweight off my husband’s desk, It was shaped like a globe, with oceans, countries, and the rest.
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Focus the Energy
Hana Levi Julian

This is the second in a series of six articles that we hope will be helpful in guiding you, the reader, in your decisions about what might be driving a child’s behavior.
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The View From My Child's Window
Jay Litvin

As parents we know more than our children. We are older and wiser. We have more experience and this experience often makes us more practical, smarter in the ways of the world.
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Songs of Innocence
Deena Yellin

I have a confession to make: My spiritual mentor is not a rabbi, or a teacher, or a scholar. You might say he is a spiritual guide of a more unconventional sort. 
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Teach a Child
Chaya M. Klein

Hashem created this world for His children, for you and for me, See the splendor in His creation, from sea to shimmering sea.
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Increasing Work and Family Harmony
Rabbi Abraham Kass, M.A., R.S.W, R.M.F.T

When you get married or live in a committed relationship, particularly when you have children, it can be difficult to balance work and home life. Sometimes these legitimate and competing interests can cause conflict. Here are 5 tips that will help you make home and work harmonious and improve all your relationships:
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Raising Eco Conscious Children
Malkie Herson

Life has so many blessings; what's often missing is our mindfulness, taking pause to recognize and appreciate them.
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Temper, Temper
Hana Levi Julian

What do I do when my five-year-old gets angry? He becomes furious and aggressive when he doesn’t get what he wants. 
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Who's The Boss?
Hana Levi Julian

When my daughter doesn’t get her way, she bothers me until she causes a scene. At home I just send her to her room. But when we’re out shopping I usually give in to her, just to quiet her down. How can I get her to behave when we go out?
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Sholom's First Haircut
M.H.

This past Monday, our son Sholom turned three years old and got his very first haircut. Although, our morning routine will be now be one step shorter...
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Is It Bad Behavior or Behavior Disorder?
Hana Levi Julian

This is the first in a series of six articles that we hope will be helpful in guiding you, the reader, in your decisions about what might be driving a child’s behavior.
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Hana Levi Julian

This is the third in a series of six articles that we hope will be helpful in guiding you, the reader, in your decisions about what might be driving a child’s behavior.
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Kabbalistic Help for Tantrums
Rabbi Aron Moss

I am having major problems with my two year old. He has huge tantrums and is impossible to control. We are going crazy and don't know what to do. Is there some Kabbalistic formula to get a child to behave?
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The Boy or the Bottle?
Rabbi Yossy Goldman

Times are financially stressful. What does that mean to our children? Where should we cut corners? Where should we not cut corners?
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Special Child
Chanale

A meeting was held far from earth With the angels and G-d above. They said it is time again for another birth This child will need much love.
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Wicked Children and Post Modern Parents
Rabbi Aron Moss

One thing I never understood in the Haggadah of Pesach. What's so wise about the Wise Son? He asks his parents, "What are all the laws that our G-d has commanded you?"
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Just A Tuna Sandwich
Rabbi Aron Moss

Must one resign themselves to the fact that their life has boiled down to making tuna sandwiches?
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The Behaviour Disorder No One Wants to Talk About
Hana Levi Julian

This is the fourth in a series of six articles that we hope will be helpful in guiding you, the reader, in your decisions about what might be driving a child’s behavior.
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Monster Dreams
Chana Weisberg

"Mommy, Mommy!" Sobbing loudly, Naomi ran into my bedroom in the middle of the night, for the fourth time that week. A recurring nightmare kept waking her from her sleep.
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A Jewish Education Begins at Birth
Sichos in English

Visual images have great impact on man's mind: What one sees can leave lasting impressions for good or bad.[1] Viewing sacred objects or images has positive benefits;[2] pictures of impure animals harm[3] the mind and soul.
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From Here To Eternity
Rivka Malka Geisinsky

Its always seemed to me that the discussion of conception and child-bearing is an intensely private one, one to be held primarily between husband and wife.
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A Time to Be Silent
Yaakov Lieder

The most important gift we can give our children is self-esteem. Research has shown over and over again that children who have a positive self-image are able to go out and take on the world. 
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CEO of the EU (Entire Universe)
Tova Hinda Siegel

Once again, I had the awesome privilege of participating in the birth of a new grandchild. My daughter, who is one of the emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, OBM, in Milan, Italy, came to visit us in L.A...
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Not So Great - Expectations
Yael Hanover

I wind little tendrils of wet, blonde hair around my fingers, making curls as I go. Perfect little circles make a golden halo. Finally, I have created my masterpiece – a head full of ringlets.
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The Pressure Principle
Rabbi Yossy Goldman

Does security and comfort bring us success? Does challenge and adversity make us stronger, better than before?
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My Favorite Rashi
Chana Kroll

Living, as he did, in a town with 40 churches and no operating synagogue, I would imagine my stepfather was the only man around with his favorite Rashi.
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Motherhood, A New Philosophy
adapted by Keren Leeds and Dr. Van der Vaat

This article will examine the prevalent issues and controversies and the necessity for a new philosophy on babies, motherhood and life in general.
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A Souls Safe Landing
Rabbi Aron Moss

Please G-d we are expecting a baby soon. We know that if it is a boy then we can't tell anyone his name until the Bris. But why?
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Taking Charge
Rabbi Avraham Kass, M.A., R.S.W., R.M.F.T

The successful education and guidance of children requires an effective strategy. A successful strategy can be broken into three components; goals, motivation, and techniques.
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Public Displays of Affection?
Rabbi Aron Moss

How will my children understand love if they never see displays of affection between their parents?
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Priorities
Rabbi Aron Moss

Teaching priorities to our children, learning them for ourselves, can be a challenging task. Torah clearly shows us how to prioritize!
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The Marshmallow Mentsch
Rabbi Yossy Goldman

Part of the make-up of the mentsch is the power of self-discipline. A characteristic of our ideal human being is the ability to make decisions based not only on expected short-term satisfaction but also with a view to the long-term. 
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Eleven Parenting Beliefs to Raise A Healthy Child
Avraham Kass, M.A., R.S.W., R.M.F.T., C.C.H.

No parent is perfect, not I nor you. Your task is to do your best which will include at times mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes are obvious or sometimes you will only become aware of them in hindsight.
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Should We Chop Fingers Off?
Rabbi Aron Moss

We had a baby boy and we are very excited. But we are still undecided about the Bris. I have issues with it. I am aware of the spiritual significance of the circumcision, but I have much more practical concerns.
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