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A Parenting Mishna

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Aug 22, 2018 03:04 PM
I recently received this request: “I would like to read your thoughts on ase lecha Rav and how you’ve seen thi...

School Rules

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Aug 22, 2018 02:58 PM
Who rules your child? Who decides what she is going to do and what she is not going to do? Do you as parents make these determinations? Does...

Peer Pressure in Adolescents

By Frum Therapist Jul 31, 2018 01:32 PM
Dear Therapist: I am very concerned about the group of friends that my 14-year-old son has chosen. He has changed a lot for the worse sin...

How to Raise Healthy Eaters According to @HolyKale

By Frieda Schweky Jul 05, 2018 01:38 PM
Got picky eaters? Paulina Ashkenazi of Holy Kale is a young mother and has lots of thoughts on how to raise healthy eaters. Here are a few g...

The Making of a Model

By Frum Therapist Jul 05, 2018 01:30 PM
Healthy parents want their children to surpass them.  Biologically we are primed to take this e...

Bag of Tricks

By Frum Therapist Jun 07, 2018 11:59 AM
By Sara Teichman, Psy.D. Are your children basically good kids who happen to drive you crazy when...

Ask a Therapist: Our Child is Stealing, What Should We Do?

By Frum Therapist May 29, 2018 01:42 PM
Dear Therapist: Our 11-year-old son has been stealing things from his friends in school. We keep ...

Why Children Misbehave

By Frum Therapist May 08, 2018 01:58 PM
Do you find yourself embarrassed sometimes by your children’s behavior? Have you managed, by d...

Emotional Safety: Does Your Nanny Have What It Takes?

By Frum Therapist May 08, 2018 01:17 PM
Many of our young children are being cared for by nannies. Whether you’re a homemaker or a wor...

Boredom or ADHD

By Frum Therapist Apr 24, 2018 12:17 PM
Dear Therapist: My 10-year-old son constantly needs to be entertained. He is never able to just s...

Analyze Whom?

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Apr 24, 2018 12:14 PM
Kids are not the ones who necessarily need to sit down with a therapist.  When parents gain the...

A Hidden Source

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Mar 07, 2018 12:57 PM
We assume that there is a mitzvah to raise children to become bnei and bnos Torah, a mitzvah of chin...

Better Than Your Parents?

By Frum Therapist Feb 14, 2018 12:39 PM
By Esther Goldstein The line is thin. The line of appreciating your parents for who they ...

Disappointment

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Jan 23, 2018 11:33 AM
You have no reason to be disappointed. I hope you have never said that to your child. Even if ...

Single Parent Stresses

By Frum Therapist Jan 03, 2018 02:45 PM
Question: I am a thirty five year old woman, recently divorced. All the Rabbonim who I consulted ...

Extract the Accurate

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Oct 31, 2017 10:01 AM
Siblings are acutely aware of one another’s achievements.  They tend to be more vocal whe...

It Wouldn't Work in My Home

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Aug 30, 2017 09:37 AM
It is very gratifying to me to see more and more FJJ columnists addressing parenting concerns. ...

Locked Out of the House

By Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum Aug 30, 2017 09:18 AM
As parents, we like to be in control of our children – where they go, what they do, etc. Unfor...

Why is Parenting so Difficult?

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Aug 14, 2017 10:14 AM
That was the question the mother of a teenager asked me last month. I’ve heard that sentiment ...