Parenthood

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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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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STARTING NURSERY SCHOOL

Dear Claire, Our youngest daughter just started preschool. She and about 36 other kids are meeting every day in their teachers apartment. She was nice enough to loan out her home until the system finds her a classroom. This is … more

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NO HOMEWORK

  Dear Claire, I belong to a discussion group where, for months, experts have been discussing the merits (or lack thereof) of assigning children homework. One side of the argument sees homework as “over-kill” and that “children have enough school work to … more

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Summer Vacation – Freedom From or Freedom To?

“There’s nothing to do!  I’m bored!” is the battle-cry of children everywhere who are on summer vacation.  Yet after weeks of counting the days for school to end, children are at a loss for what to do with their newly … more

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