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Connecting Children to Hashem | Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky
19 May, 2024 Connecting Children to Hashem | Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky

Welcome to another episode of The Jews Next Dor! Our guest today is Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky, a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in trauma, sex addiction, couples therapy, and other life-adjustment challenges. He is also a speaker and educator for various Jewish organizations, blending spirituality, philosophy, and psychology. Rabbi Yakov discusses how a child's earliest bonds shape their ability to relate to the divine. He offers powerful insights that will help you gain a new understanding of how attachment styles and parenting approaches impact lifelong faith. Walk away with practical tips to strengthen your child's bond with the Infinite through everyday moments. Tune in to uncover the keys to raising children with a deep, lasting love for Hashem and faith. Timestamps: 00:00 Intro 01:36 The attachment theory and the relationship with Hashem 15:04 Learning to pay attention to intuition, emotions, and senses 24:20 The effects of disengaged and controlling parenting 28:37 The importance of having questions 31:08 God as a powerful, not a punishing being 36:00 How to talk to teenagers 42:41 Talking about God with a child 46:46 The importance of Shabbos experience for kids 53:14 Challenges of sexual development 55:07 God is found in the heartbeat of personal everyday life Follow us! Gen Aleph Website - genaleph.org Twitter - twitter.com/yairmenchel IG - instagram.com/parentingthejewsnextdor YT - https://www.youtube.com/@TheJewsNextDor/ Follow Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky! Follow his whatsapp status for more content - wa.me/17738882413 Check out his book here - https://a.co/d/4B1QpLI Check out his podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/3J0C9YRySOhJ1KnDjIelw6?si=dT1byW9bQhWOFNMg42oSBQ

Changing the Way Our Children View Themselves - Parenting in the Parsha Emor - Rabbi Yair Menchel
17 May, 2024 Changing the Way Our Children View Themselves - Parenting in the Parsha Emor - Rabbi Yair Menchel

The way our children view themselves is vital to influencing their everyday actions, and their self-esteem and confidence. How can we help our children view themselves in a more positive light? How can we help them realize and focus on the greatness within them? Our host, Rabbi Yair Menchel, takes us through an insight from this weeks Parsha, to develop this more fundamental idea of how we, as parents, can play a vital role in this aspect of our children's development. Enjoy!

Yom Ha'atzmaut 2024: Teaching Children to Navigate Complex Emotions
14 May, 2024 Yom Ha'atzmaut 2024: Teaching Children to Navigate Complex Emotions

This episode discusses how parents can talk to their children about Yom Haatzmut (Israeli Independence Day) and the complex emotions surrounding it. The conversation explores the dichotomy of feelings between the excitement of Yom Haatzmut and the ongoing war in Israel. The hosts emphasize the importance of providing children with the right experience and addressing their emotions. They discuss the challenges of talking to children of different ages and the need to balance protecting them from traumatic information while still providing guidance. The conversation also touches on the role of technology and the importance of teaching children to navigate complex emotions. The conversation explores the challenges of discussing the current situation in Israel with children and offers guidance for parents. The rabbis discuss the importance of having open conversations with children, acknowledging their feelings, and providing age-appropriate information. They emphasize the need to balance the pain and challenges with a sense of pride in Israel and the Jewish people. The conversation also touches on the role of technology and the importance of being proactive in addressing difficult topics. Overall, the rabbis encourage parents to model resilience, empathy, and hope for their children. Takeaways Yom Haatzmut brings a mix of emotions for both parents and children, and it's important to address these feelings and provide the right experience for children. Parents should consider the age of their children when discussing Yom Haatzmut and the ongoing war in Israel, providing age-appropriate information and guidance. It's important to strike a balance between protecting children from traumatic information and teaching them about the reality of the situation. Technology can be a source of misinformation and harmful content, so parents should set up safeguards and filters to protect their children. Parents should model and teach children how to navigate complex emotions, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and validating feelings while also anchoring them in truth and reality. Engage in open conversations with children about the current situation in Israel, acknowledging their feelings and providing age-appropriate information. Balance the pain and challenges with a sense of pride in Israel and the Jewish people. Be proactive in addressing difficult topics and setting boundaries with technology. Model resilience, empathy, and hope for children. Teach children to navigate complex emotions and hold dichotomous feelings. Chapters 00:00 The Different Feelings of Yom Haatzmut 03:25 Teaching Children the Unity of the Jewish People 08:48 Age-Appropriate Communication and Guidance 13:19 Protecting Children from Traumatic Information 15:00 Balancing Protection and Independence 24:14 Different Approaches for Younger and Older Kids 25:24 Enhancing Pride in Eretz Yisrael 29:30 Intense Transition from Yom HaZikaron to Yom Ha'atzmaut 31:54 Stepping Back and Seeing the Bigger Picture 36:01 Modeling Dichotomous Feelings for Children 44:08 The Importance of Complicated Hashkafa

How To Teach Children To be Holy - Parenting in the Parsha
10 May, 2024 How To Teach Children To be Holy - Parenting in the Parsha

What does it mean to be holy? and how do we give that over to our children?

How To Unlock Your Child’s Hidden Talents: Expert Tips for Cultivating Potential | Slovie Wolff
5 May, 2024 How To Unlock Your Child’s Hidden Talents: Expert Tips for Cultivating Potential | Slovie Wolff

Welcome to another episode of The Jews Next Dor! We have a great pleasure to talk to Slovie Jungreis Wolff, a noted teacher, author, relationships, and parenting lecturer. She is the leader of Hineni Couples and the daughter of Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis. Slovie is the author of the parenting handbook, Raising A Child With Soul. She gives weekly classes and has lectured throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, and South Africa. Her most recent book is called The Soul of Parenting. As a parenting expert, Slovie provides powerful strategies for helping children achieve more than they ever thought possible. Learn how to identify each child's unique talents and strengths, no matter their age. Slovie will reveal how nurturing these gifts from a young age and teaching the value of giving back can lead children to accomplish amazing things and feel truly fulfilled in life. You'll walk away with practical tips for getting your kids more involved in Shabbos, raising passionate Jews, and overcoming challenges like bullying. Most importantly, Slovie stresses the importance of leading by positive example and believing unconditionally in your children. Don't miss this chance to empower your parenting and unleash your children's potential! Timestamps: 00:00 Intro 02:13 The definition of potential 03:20 How to recognize a child’s potential? 05:20 Teaching children to be givers, not just takers 11:39 Parents should honestly take a look at themselves 15:36 Recognizing potential from the earliest age 20:04 How to teach children to be a blessing 25:29 Helping a child find their mission in the world 31:36 How to avoid helicopter parenting? 36:02 How can parents change their behavior? 38:51 Do it with a language if love! 42:32 The final message for parents Follow us! Gen Aleph Website - genaleph.org Twitter - twitter.com/yairmenchel IG - instagram.com/parentingthejewsnextdor YT - https://www.youtube.com/@TheJewsNextDor/

Thought Out Or Impulsive? Which Type of Parent Are You? Parenting in the Parsha | Achrei Mos
3 May, 2024 Thought Out Or Impulsive? Which Type of Parent Are You? Parenting in the Parsha | Achrei Mos

What type of decision making do you model for your children? Are you thought out or impulsive? This topic is related to this week's Parsha, where we discuss the key part of the יום כיפור עבודה and the lesson we can learn towards our parenting. Enjoy!

Pre-Pesach Series – Creative Games and Ideas to Change Your Seder Experience - Sari Kopitnikoff
21 Apr, 2024 Pre-Pesach Series – Creative Games and Ideas to Change Your Seder Experience - Sari Kopitnikoff

In this final episode of our Pre-Pesach series, we end off with the creator of That Jewish Moment - Sari Kopitnikoff. She is sharing some amazing and very creative ideas on how to prepare an incredible Seder for your children. Sari is an experiential educator, digital artist, educational performer, and content creator. She is passionate about creating books, games, activities, shows, and virtual challenges that bring Judaism to life. For the last decade, she’s taught elementary, middle, and high school, but her creativity and energy have reached beyond the classroom, bringing the sparks of Jewish life to all parts of the world. In 2014, Sari began That Jewish Moment, a colorful, meaningful, and heartfelt collection of drawings and programs that showcase the spirit and beauty of Jewish life. [00:00] Introduction to Sari Kopitnikoff [02:38] What inspired Sari to go into education [05:20] The beginning of Pesach workshops [07:15] Keeping kids on their toes – practical examples [09:14] Advice to parents on how to create an amazing Seder [12:10] The goals and themes to be focused on [18:20] The Seder in Sari’s home [22:05] The use of visuals – it doesn’t have to be perfect [23:47] How to make Haggadah text come alive [26:33] How to differentiate first and second night [28:38] Take off the pressure from the Seder [30:30] Installing emunah in your kids during the Seder [31:35] Keep expectations low This episode has been sponsored by jKaraoke, a great way to have good kosher family fun singing all of your favorite Jewish songs with karaoke. You can subscribe monthly from just $4.99 or yearly from $49.99, and in honour of their US launch, jKaraoke are now offering their best deal yet! Grab a yearly subscription plus a Karaoke Kit for just $99.99 plus use coupon JewsNextDor for an additional 10% off!! Check out jKaraoke.com today and let the fun begin!

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