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The Soil We Plant Our Children In – Rav Mordechai Burg
June 8, 2023 The Soil We Plant Our Children In – Rav Mordechai Burg

As we marvel at a majestic oak tree, we would do well to remember that it was once but a small acorn. It’s hard to imagine that all that raw […]

Too many chose to look away from Chaim Walder’s crimes. We can make other choices now – Rahel Bayar
May 14, 2023 Too many chose to look away from Chaim Walder’s crimes. We can make other choices now – Rahel Bayar

During my first month as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, I spent most of my time engaged in an intensive orientation. As part of that training, a senior […]

Summer Camp: Changing the Framework of Abuse-Prevention Training – Rahel Bayar
May 14, 2023 Summer Camp: Changing the Framework of Abuse-Prevention Training – Rahel Bayar

This past summer was one of navigating “firsts.” For many camps, it was navigating a reopening in the middle of a pandemic. For others it was dealing with the challenges […]

When Teaching Our Children is Only Half the Answer – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin
May 14, 2023 When Teaching Our Children is Only Half the Answer – Rabbi Dr. Dovid Lessin

At last year’s Agudath Israel of America convention, Rabbi Joey Haber addressed the audience on raising children in the age of technology. Rabbi Haber pointed out that roughly every twenty […]

3 Lessons from Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe: Advice from a Master Educator by Rabbi Leib Kelemen
March 8, 2023 3 Lessons from Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe: Advice from a Master Educator by Rabbi Leib Kelemen

We can often achieve outstanding results (and steer clear of disaster) just by following a handful of trustworthy principles. This is the case when it comes to raising confident, emotionally strong children. Rav Shlomo Wolbe, zt”l, a master educator from the previous generation, offered these pieces of timeless guidance:

Resilience by Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt
March 8, 2023 Resilience by Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt

When children break their legs or arms, it is usually what is known as a greenstick fracture. Their bones do not snap; rather, they bend. This is paralleled emotionally. Children […]

What You Can Do To Raise Resilient Children
March 8, 2023 What You Can Do To Raise Resilient Children

By Zahava Farbman As told to Steve Lipman The pandemic definitely played and continues to play a large role in the mental health of our children. We’re going to be […]

Creating a Relationship With a Child – Rabbi Yair Menchel
February 7, 2023 Creating a Relationship With a Child – Rabbi Yair Menchel

When thinking of a parent creating a relationship with a child, I immediately think of my own relationship with my parents. I have always felt extremely fortunate to have a […]

Isolation versus Inoculation: Guidelines for Parents in Meeting the Challenge of Digital Technology – Dr. David Pelcovitz
February 22, 2023 Isolation versus Inoculation: Guidelines for Parents in Meeting the Challenge of Digital Technology – Dr. David Pelcovitz

Guidelines for Parents in Meeting the Challenge of Digital Technology  When I address parents in our community about their role in ensuring their children’s responsible use of digital technology, they are […]