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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 sit still and keep himself busy. He enjoy...

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 tools to manage stress and their own em...

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 chinuch habanim. Is there such a mitzvah, an...

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 are and who they were as they raised you...

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 ...

The Starting Point

By Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC Aug 14, 2017 10:00 AM
There are so many things you want your child to learn.  So many possible places to begin to hel...

Unconditional Love

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Aug 02, 2017 11:05 AM
There was a father who was very giving and loved his children. He would truly do anything for them. ...

Destructive Tears

By Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum Aug 02, 2017 10:53 AM
Human nature is to view a person suffering as an innocent victim. After all, even if he or she may b...

The Secret of Children's Education: Loving Preperation

By Mr. Avi Fishoff Aug 02, 2017 10:43 AM
There is a story that is told of the Alter of Slabodka who noticed that one of the yeshiva students ...

Is Your Child Over Connected?

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 17, 2017 01:59 PM
Can you remember your parents kicking you out of the house to play with neighbors and get some fresh...

How Your Marriage Can Affect Your Child

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 17, 2017 11:58 AM
As parents we often find ourselves feeling or thinking very differently from our spouses. And while ...

How to Raise A Responsible Child

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 17, 2017 11:53 AM
What do we want for our children? We want them to be honest and well respected, hardworking, ha...

Talking to Teens

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 17, 2017 11:20 AM
From studies, we know that the common denominator among teens that do well academically and socially...

How to Raise an Honest Child

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 16, 2017 11:08 AM
Honesty is one of the building blocks of a functioning society. This value, as in most others, begin...