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Jewish Parenting: An Obligation, Responsibility, and Challenge – Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick
March 5, 2024 Jewish Parenting: An Obligation, Responsibility, and Challenge – Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick

As we know, the mitzvah (obligation) to procreate is found in the Torah, as it states Peru U’revu – “Be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis, 1:28). This very first mitzvah in […]

Key Phrases to Encourage Your Child to Make Healthy Food Choices – Adina Soclof
February 29, 2024 Key Phrases to Encourage Your Child to Make Healthy Food Choices – Adina Soclof

When it comes to my kid’s eating habits, I felt like I had done everything wrong. My kids were picky eaters and I vacillated between bribing them to eat and […]

Parenting the Stiff Necked Child from the Stick Necked Nation – Ki Tisa – Rav Mordechai Burg
February 28, 2024 Parenting the Stiff Necked Child from the Stick Necked Nation – Ki Tisa – Rav Mordechai Burg

וַיֹּ֥אמֶר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־משֶׁ֑ה רָאִ֨יתִי֙ אֶת־הָעָ֣ם הַזֶּ֔ה וְהִנֵּ֥ה עַם־קְשֵׁה־עֹ֖רֶף הֽוּא: And the Lord said to Moses: “I have seen this people and behold! they are a stiff necked people. (Shemos 32:9) […]

Helping our Kids Emotionally Regulate (Part One) – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin
February 28, 2024 Helping our Kids Emotionally Regulate (Part One) – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin

Emotional coaching did not appear on the list of jobs we thought we were signing up for when deciding to become parents. We were aware of the physically draining stuff […]

Showing Our Children our Proverbial Tzitz – Maintaining a Focus on Life with Hashem – Rav Mordechai Burg
February 23, 2024 Showing Our Children our Proverbial Tzitz – Maintaining a Focus on Life with Hashem – Rav Mordechai Burg

וְהָיָה֘ עַל־מֵ֣צַח אַֽהֲרֹן֒ וְנָשָׂ֨א אַֽהֲרֹ֜ן אֶת־עֲוֹ֣ן הַקֳּדָשִׁ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֤ר יַקְדִּ֨ישׁוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְכָל־מַתְּנֹ֖ת קָדְשֵׁיהֶ֑ם וְהָיָ֤ה עַל־מִצְחוֹ֙ תָּמִ֔יד לְרָצ֥וֹן לָהֶ֖ם לִפְנֵ֥י יְהֹוָֽה: It shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear […]

Making Our Homes Into a Mikdash Me’at – Parshas Terumah – Rav Mordechai Burg
February 16, 2024 Making Our Homes Into a Mikdash Me’at – Parshas Terumah – Rav Mordechai Burg

בְּטַבְּעֹת֙ הָֽאָרֹ֔ן יִֽהְי֖וּ הַבַּדִּ֑ים לֹ֥א יָסֻ֖רוּ מִמֶּֽנּוּ: The poles of the ark shall be in the rings; they shall not be removed from it. (Shemos 25:15) Parshas Terumah begins with […]

Discipline with Love – Parenting in the Parsha – Rav Mordechai Burg
February 9, 2024 Discipline with Love – Parenting in the Parsha – Rav Mordechai Burg

כִּ֤י תִקְנֶה֙ עֶ֣בֶד עִבְרִ֔י שֵׁ֥שׁ שָׁנִ֖ים יַֽעֲבֹ֑ד וּבַ֨שְּׁבִעִ֔ת יֵצֵ֥א לַֽחָפְשִׁ֖י חִנָּֽם: Should you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall work [for] six years, and in the seventh [year], he shall […]

Parenting in the Parsha – Yisro – Rabbi Yair Menchel
February 2, 2024 Parenting in the Parsha – Yisro – Rabbi Yair Menchel

Parshat Yitro Sibling rivalry is something that exists in every home, it started in the תורה when the first sibling was born with קין and הבל. The reason it exists […]

“And Yisro Heard” – Active Listening with Our Children – Rav Mordechai Burg
January 31, 2024 “And Yisro Heard” – Active Listening with Our Children – Rav Mordechai Burg

וַיִּשְׁמַ֞ע יִתְר֨וֹ כֹהֵ֤ן מִדְיָן֙ חֹתֵ֣ן משֶׁ֔ה אֵת֩ כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֤ה אֱלֹהִים֙ לְמשֶׁ֔ה וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל עַמּ֑וֹ כִּֽי־הוֹצִ֧יא יְהוָֹ֛ה אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מִמִּצְרָֽיִם: Now Moses’ father in law, Jethro, the chieftain of Midian, heard all that […]

Seeking Family Harmony – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin
January 31, 2024 Seeking Family Harmony – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin

Early in my family therapy training, I realized that growing up in a family did not necessarily mean I understood one. As an intern, I quickly found myself knee-deep in […]