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SUCCESS!!! How to help your child survive and thrive in challenging situations
Author: Rachel Rosenholtz, LCSW-R
February 27th, 2020
“I can’t do it!” “Sure you can, honey; you’re great at this.”  “I’m so dumb.” “No, you’re not. You’re one of the smartest kids in your class, your teacher even told me so.”             Sound familiar?             Have you ever wondered, “Why does my c …
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Tags: Parenting
The Making of A Model
Author: Michali Friedman, LCSW
December 5th, 2017
Healthy parents want their children to surpass them.  Biologically we are primed to take this evolutionary initiative to strengthen our genetic codes for the next generation.  We achieve this through a variety of parenting techniques that hone our children’s skills and abilities and diminish their weaknesses.  Discipline is one of the most widely used techniques that can be effective in decreasing negative behaviors whil …
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Tags: Parenting, Body Image, Modeling
Stop Barkin' Listen Up!
Author: Menachem Hojda MSW
July 10th, 2017
High school is always dramatic, but when my parents divorced the summer before I left for Yeshivah it set up an interesting four years. Living away from home and trying to understand how to navigate the various dilemmas that came up I spent a lot of time talking to Rebbeim who kindly gave me wise advice, yet somehow with all the advice I was getting these conversations seemed to lead to even more inner turmoil, except when I talked to my roommate …
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Tags: Parenting, connection, listening, marriage, teaching, yeshivah, trauma, holocaust, pirkei avos
Korbon Copy
Author: Yehuda Krohn, Psy.D.
June 27th, 2017
    Around this time of year, we read the Torah portion of “Chukas” and are shown two contrasting models of parenting.    We encounter the first model, when the Torah relates the narrative of Aharon’s death.  Moshe is commanded “קח/take” Aharon and his son, Elazar, to a secluded mountain spot. Moshe is told to remove Aharon’s special garments and dress Elazar with those selfsame garme …
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Tags: Torah, Parenting, Aharon, Parah Adumah
Who Could Love a Skunk?
Author: Menachem Hojda MSW
June 25th, 2017
A few nights ago I was driving back from a meeting when I saw a skunk crossing the road. Following behind her in a neat row were 4 little baby skunks. While I stopped to let them cross, I noticed how the mother skunk stopped at the curb to help each one climb up this formidable obstacle. Safe inside my car I thought about how in a different circumstance coming across a skunk could ruin my night, but tonight it was a thing of beauty to witness the …
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Tags: Parenting, attachment, connection, skunks, family, mothers, teachers, fathers, friends, emotions, child development
Whose body?
Author: Yehuda Krohn, Psy.D.
May 5th, 2017
I’m going to ask you an important question.  (It’s kind of personal.) Who owns your body?    Did you answer that you own your body?  Perhaps you answered that Hashem/G-d owns your body.  A good many Orthodox pre-teens would, in fact, answer just that – “Hashem owns my body,” and it seems that they are correct.   After all, Hashem is the Creator of the world and Hashem is present in the c …
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Tags: Parenting, child sexual abuse, prevention
Born to Run
Author: Yehuda Krohn, Psy.D.
December 16th, 2016
A few days ago, my youngest son celebrated his Bo Ba’yom – that is the very day of his becoming Bar Mitzvah.  His mother and I braved sub-zero wind chills, showed up at the Yeshiva he attends and joined him, his classmates and his Rebbeim.  There was a modest spread waiting for us.     One Rebbi asked me if I was planning to speak.  I noted that the printed protocol for these celebrations made no mention of pa …
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Tags: Adolescent Development, Parenting, Bar Mitzvah