Family

Dating Sabotage

  SMF: In what ways are singles “sabotaging” their future? Bari: By playing games and not being true and authentic when dating, many singles are sabotaging their chances of meeting that special person and, while they are doing so, time … more

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Simple Bread

  “This is the poor and simple bread that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt.” Focusing on the matza is what makes this story unique. The Haggadah, unlike other publicized historic events, is privately recited within the confines … more

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The Six Attachment Roots

The Chedva Beat: You have indicated that “knowing the roots will help us to see the fruits.” Please describe the Six Attachment Roots. Shoshana: The six roots of attachment were revealed by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, as he put the pieces … more

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Hooray! School!

  If your children or grandchildren are anything like mine, they were looking forward to starting school after the long, hot summer, equipped with their new books and school supplies. No doubt, you, too, are hoping that their enthusiasm about … more

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The Rebellious Child

The Chedva Beat: A rebellious child can be challenging for any parent.  What can be done to improve such a relationship? Shoshana: First we have to define what rebellious means. When we say a child is rebellious, we usually think … more

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Blame the Parents

One bad way to parent children is to ignore them. Another bad way to parent children is to be over obsessive about them. There is a long list of what not to do. But there is no one right way … more

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THE VOICELESS MAN

Just three years ago, I attended a Saturday night funeral in Jerusalem of an elderly friend I thought I had known. The deceased had had his vocal box removed as a medical precaution twelve years prior to his death. He … more

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Understanding Anxiety in Young Children

It was dark outside. My 4-year-old granddaughter was about to cross the sidewalk, when she noticed a swarm of black ants covering the area on which she was about to step. Alarmed at the sight of them, she froze in … more

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Bully Free

  SMF: What words of encouragement would you give to a parent of a teenager who is being bullied in school? JENNY: Bullying is very serious and should be taken very seriously. It is a form of abuse. Every single … more

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The Bridge Between Home and School

  When a child enters first grade, anticipation and anxiety mix together over this exciting milestone. As the first day of school approaches, a parent wonders, “Will my child like his teacher?” “Will the teacher like my child?” “Will my … more

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