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ROLE MODELING - Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen

The Jewish tradition relates that the single most effective tool for planting greatness in our children is personal example. The rabbis of the Talmud long ago explained, for example, that a child speaks in the marketplace the way he heard his parents speaking at home." About 2,000 years later, American... Read More



JEWISH PARENTING - Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen

When asked about the greatest challenge he faces today, the principal of one of the largest Jewish high schools in the United States related to me this complaint: Parents spend thousands of dollars a year in tuition to send their children to our school where, along with calculus and chemistry, we are expected to teach some... Read More



RAISING EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN - Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen

During the last 13 years I've had the privilege of studying an essentially "ancient" sect of Jews in Jerusalem who conduct their lives as their ancestors have for thousands of years. These people are single-mindedly committed to the precise preservation of their culture's insights and customs... Read More



WHEN KINDNESS IS MISGUIDED - Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD

Two simple statements in the Talmud contain an entire field of therapeutic wisdom that was developed some 2,000 years later. "It is not the mouse (that steals the food) that is the thief, but rather the hole (where the mouse can hide) that is the thief" (Gittin 45a). Read More



UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD - Rabbi Noach Orlowek

Good parents, help their children develop a roadmap to their own unique personalities. To do that, you've got to really know your child. Jacob was the only Patriarch whose children -- all of them -- carried on his spiritual legacy. He had problems with some of his children, but these were... Read More



DISCIPLINING KIDS EFFECTIVELY - Rabbi Noach Orlowek

Effective discipline begins long before you need to correct anything. It depends on the trusting relationship between the parent and child. The best disciplinarians are the ones most beloved by those they rebuke. This is because effective discipline depends on the relationship between the... Read More



BEING AN IMPERFECT PARENT - Rabbi Noach Orlowek

Perfectionists are living in the wrong world. Teach your children how to avoid this debilitating habit. There's only one consistently perfect thing in this world: snowflakes. They're beautiful, unique, perfectly shaped -- but they melt. Quickly. Imperfection is this world's hallmark. Read More



UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - Rabbi Chaim Zwick

There are three universal principles based on Torah values and ideals that provide the basis for all successful relationship. These laws reflect the reality that love in its purest form is unconditional. They are: Acceptance rather than Rejection, Understanding rather than Judgment... Read More






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