In a previous blog post titled, “Love and the Holy of Holies”, I wrote about how the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people can be compared to a marriage. In this essay, we will take a closer look at a fascinating lessons from Midrashic accounts of G-d’s stormy emotional relationship with the Jewish people:
Often, couples get stuck in escalating cycles of hurtful attacks. In particular, couples who are emotionally needy …
The Coronavirus has affected how we live, how we work, how we congregate and how we experience touch and intimacy. The world at large has had to renegotiate the common norms of social intimacy with distancing measures that are increasing daily.
Couples are facing a new reality: confinement at home, the need to keep children occupied and help them cope with stress and uncertainty, as well as provide comfort and reassurance to one another.
Dear Dr. T.,
My family went through a trauma recently. There was a fire in our home, and though we all got out safely because of the working smoke alarms, some of the children did get hurt in the rush to get out. We, the parents, suffered smoke inhalation because we ran around making sure everyone was out and it took a while to get out of our three-story home.
Boruch Hashem, no one was seriously injured. We [the parents] were treated in the hospi …
I've been hearing from clients, colleagues, friends, and readers who are parents, and also from teachers, that they are struggling with the current schooling situation. With the new obligation to not only have kids around always, and enforce new strict health and distancing measures, but also comply with schools' attempts to translate classroom into distance learning. (It's not going great.)
As a homeschooling family for several years, thi …
In this video, practical information, tips, and guidance to support family mental health and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I discuss what happens to us, psychologically, when we face uncertain events and circumstances; how we, as parents, can manage our own stress and anxiety and why that is so important; some of the best ways to approach addressing this topic with children; and practical tips on ways to enhance wellbeing during this …
What if we covered a little less math,
and instead teach kids what really counts.
Less social studies, and more social skills.
Less biology, and more health and wellness.
Less chemistry and more communication.
Less physics and more physical activity.
Less literature and more loving kindness.
Less political science, more personal growth.
Less civics and government, and more social responsibility.
Less computing and more compassion.
Less language, …