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The Frustrating Search For A Shidduch

15 Adar I 5774 – February 14, 2014
Who created the current rules of dating? Why must the guy always pick up the girl by car, and pay for tolls, gas, etc., if things are not guaranteed to work out? After all, I may not be attracted to the girl, or our personalities may not click; thus, it turns out to be a waste of money and time for me.

Righting Writing Skills: Dysgraphia Explained

14 Adar I 5774 – February 13, 2014
Once he thought of what he wanted to say and began to write, he would freeze. That’s why he spent the first hour after dinner doing anything he could to avoid his homework.

Love and Logic: Raising Responsible Children – An interview with Rabbi Dani Staum, LMSW

The basic approach of the Love and Logic method is to love your child enough to allow her to learn from her own decisions… and mistakes.

Respecting Our Children

8 Adar I 5774 – February 7, 2014
When adults cut in front of my child, they are stealing from her and me, as her delay in returning home affords me less help.

13 Things to Know About Dating the Second Time Around

I once commented during a lecture that so many guys are just looking to play and not get serious. The speaker responded, “You’re not looking for a guy, you’re looking for a husband.” He was right. Making general statements about all men or women does everyone a disservice.

Paralyzing Fear

Anyone who has experienced a panic attack is familiar with the feelings expressed above – paralyzing fear, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and nerves. But, while panic attacks are real and extreme, everyone experiences some sort of anxiety on a daily basis. The question is: how much is too much?

Opening Up About The Holocaust

1 Adar I 5774 – January 31, 2014
She should be grateful that her father is at least talking about his past and that he appears to be taking an active part in his daughter's and her family's life.

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me

A national survey reported that over forty percent of students say that they are afraid to go to a school bathroom because of bullying. One in seven children in America reports acting as a bully or being a bully victim.

The Anger Addict

Many times when a couple is arguing they may, unconsciously, trigger childhood anger. So much so, that if we would stop and listen to what they are arguing about, it would sounds like two eight year olds fighting in the back yard.

Phone Therapy: Does It Work?

24 Shevat 5774 – January 24, 2014
But people who are very embarrassed about their issues will sometimes be more open over the phone.

Getting The Interview, And The Job

Watch your weakness. Interviewers are often wary of people who answer, “What is your weakness?” with “I am a perfectionist” or “I work too hard.” Those answers seem disingenuous and often make the interviewee appear insincere.

Passing On One’s Holocaust Experiences

17 Shevat 5774 – January 17, 2014
It is possible that your father is attempting to transfer his wartime experiences in the direction of your 11-year-old grandson since he was the same age when he endured them

The Burden Of Silence: Understanding Selective Mutism

For many years, people suffering from selective mutism, or the inability to speak in certain social situations, were thought to be unstable or abused. Their behavior was attributed to an emotional disturbance. Recent research, however, has proven that the idea that children with selective mutism are disturbed is a myth that should be discredited and exposed.

Saving Mr. Banks: Is It Possible?

Spoiler Alert: Going to see the movie “Saving Mr. Banks”, starring Tom Hanks is not like going to Disney World. Well, it is like going to Disney World if you go mid-August with your triplet toddlers, feed them all cotton candy, and lose your car because you forgot you parked in Pluto 7.394. It's not a happy Disney movie.

Remedies For Sleeping Disorders

10 Shevat 5774 – January 10, 2014
Sleep Terror Disorder generally occurs early in the sleep cycle, usually in the first third of the night during stage 3 or 4 NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep – during delta waves, the slowest and highest amplitude brain waves, as opposed to during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

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