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Not The Top Of The Class: Why American Schools Are Mediocre

“Without a high school diploma, you couldn’t work as a garbage collector in New York City; you couldn’t join the Air Force. Yet a quarter of our kids still walked out of high school and never came back.” – Amanda Ridley

Being Treated Equally

My mother-in-law is totally devoted to her daughters and their children. Her sons’ children on the other hand are treated like second-class citizens.

Give and Get

Avromi often put other people’s interests before his own: he would not defend people whom he believed were guilty (even if they were willing to pay him a lot of money).

Chesed Begins At Home

How can I help my wife learn to say "no," and understand that her first priority must be her husband and family?

Is Marital Therapy A Mistake

It is important for a therapist to focus on a person's strengths as a way of overcoming his or her difficulties.

Nerds, Introverts And Bullies

Social disabilities occur at many levels, but experts identify three different areas of learning and behavior that are most common for children who struggle to create lasting social connections.

Summer Dilemma

I went to camp for many years. We cleaned our own bunks and did not have air conditioning.

Wholehearted Parenting

Brown argues that this wholehearted living must extend into our parenting.

In-Law Complications

"I would really love my mother-in-law ...if she weren't my mother-in-law."

The Meaning Of Time

Not enjoying saying no, I often succumbed to requests viewing them as demands I couldn't refuse.

Manners and Menschlichkeit

This is an important one in raising a mentsch (and maybe even in marrying off a mentsch! listening skills are on the top of the list when I do shidduch coaching).

A Positive Outlook

It’s fair to say that we all know or have someone in our family who is divorced.

Dear Dr. Yael

I recently met a wonderful woman who writes poetry. With her permission, I am sharing a poem she wrote about time.

Dealing With Loss

What can we do to help him stop feeling so sad all the time?

Language Based Learning Disability: Not Just In The Classroom

Children with dyslexia or dysgraphia frequently have problems in social relationships.

Life Lessons From Raising An Autistic Child (Part VIII)

Because Menachem lives in Israel, he can feel the ruach in the air.

The Perturbed Educator Responds

Perhaps you can reach a compromise during this news frenzy, whereby you will feel more comfortable while he can still follow the latest events.

Attaining Both Torah U’madda

There could be no Jewish-themed books and, as such, the lack of knowledge these boys displayed in regards to many of the topics we read about was clear.

Questions & Answers

Some educators today believe that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder falls into an executive function category.

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