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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 felt that divorce was the necessary step...

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 when the sibling’s “achievement...

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.  The various techniques and reassurance ...

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. Unfortunately, today’s child is quite d...

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...

When We Tame with Shame

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 16, 2017 11:04 AM
“Stop acting like a baby!” “Little girls don’t do that.” “Toughe...

Controlling Criticism

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 16, 2017 11:00 AM
“The way we speak to our children becomes their inner voice.” Peggy O’Mara, e...

Helping Children Feel Good in their Own Skin

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 16, 2017 10:57 AM
People with a low self-image tend to be more anxious, depressed, lonely, jealous, and shy. Studies s...

Connection and Prevention: Learning the Art of the Open-Ended Question

By The SAFE Foundation Feb 16, 2017 10:53 AM
Teens who receive clear messages from their parents about their disapproval of substance abuse and g...