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Who Needs Homework?

Shimon quickly shoveled a forkful of rice into his mouth, while attempting to scribble the right math equations into his workbook. “(2 x 34 -11)2” he said between mouthfuls. “Mommy, I got some rice on my paper, but I have to finish this before it is time to go in the shower,” Shimon choked out.

More than Memorization: A Guide to Alternative Assessments

Alternative assessments are an extremely important part of understanding what students know beyond the scope of tests and quizzes.

Stubborn Or Something More?

All of her friends were telling her that Chaim was just stubborn and gave her millions of suggestions of how to “nip it in the bud.” But, Zahava wasn’t sure.

Dear Dr. Yael

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.

Stretch For Your Goals

The top of your to-do list should contain your “stretch” goal. This is your long-term goal like running the marathon.

Multi-Generation Blended Family

Multi-generational families are making a comeback these days. For some the choice is made out of necessity because of the unstable economy, for others it is due to the physical needs of either the younger generation or aging parents. And then sometimes the decision to live this way is out of a mutual desire to be full and present participants in extended family life. For us it was a combination of factors that brought us to this point.

Trust Issues?

The more results you can contribute, the more people will trust you and want to work with you and for you.

Dealing With Anxious Children

I try to focus on the parents in a way that is not often addressed. As soon as the child gets anxious, the parent gets anxious;

Speak Like A Pro

Of course, these moments should also be related to your topic of expertise and should not simply be there for the shock effect!

Simplify, Simplify!

Of course, we all know that we must practice everything in moderation – and that includes simplicity.

Grammar: To Teach Or Not To Teach?

So, what do we do about grammar? Should we do grammar drills? Should we hope that the students pick it up from reading?

A Torah Perspective on Educating Our Children About Sexuality (Part V)

In the past several articles we have discussed the importance of parents taking an active role in teaching their children Torah ideas about sexuality and modesty. This is because it is essential that the first images to that fill their developing minds on these concepts must be appropriate ones. There is so much invasive exposure they experience from secular culture, and much to be concerned about in regards to the existence of sexual predators in our midst. If children do not possess clear knowledge and an age-appropriate understanding of the parts of their body and how they can be used or misused it is hard for them to protect themselves.

Child Support – Dollars And Sense

Family court, visitation and child support are all unavoidable realities for divorced parents. One particular rule that would be wise to heed is that child support should be less about dollars and cents and more about dollar and "good" sense.

‘Kids In Pain’: Brooklyn’s Our Place Helps Teens At Risk Of Being Forgotten

It is a testament to the authenticity and devotion of the staff at Our Place - a group of drop-in centers in Flatbush that cater to what most people would simply term "at-risk" teens - that none of them wanted to be mentioned by name in this article. In fact, the majority of them were even cautious about speaking with a reporter, so protective are they of their children, whom they consider very nearly their own.

The Power of a Teacher

I had just picked up my son from his first day of school, when this beautiful woman smiled at me, then at my children, and continued on her way. A flood of wonderful memories washed over me; this woman had been my first grade teacher.

Make Your Bed And Change Your World

Sometimes, you just have to dive in, otherwise you will never make it.

How We Learn

Each part of the brain does its own job and together they generate a coherent whole.

Quiet Time: When Is Shyness An Advantage?

Four-year-old Naomi stayed in the block corner every day during playtime, building an intricate tower. She rarely spoke except when spoken to during circle time. In the yard, Naomi enjoyed swinging calmly and watching the other children jump rope or kick the ball.

The Cup is Half Full…

It is more than a year since I have seen Chaim K. The last time was when he was hospitalized here at Shaare Zedek’s Pain Clinic with intractable pain. I had kept in touch with him and his doctor, and had recently noticed that he changed his picture on Facebook. When I asked him if he wanted to meet, he answered in the affirmative, and today he “rolled” in smiling.

Acing The Interview: How To Get That Great Job!

Shaindy and Tova have both just earned their degrees and are eager to enter the job market. Both young women are highly qualified, and both are well equipped with impressive resumes and a long list of prestigious references. But while Shaindy finds employment almost instantly, Tova finds herself wandering aimlessly from one interview to another, never quite landing the job that she's looking for. What's the difference between the two young ladies? Shaindy prepared herself for the interview process in advance. She knew how to present herself and what to say. Tova, unfortunately, did not.

De-escalating Crises at Home

Mr. and Mrs. S. came into the office with their ten-year-old daughter, Sharon. They were very distraught and had numerous complaints about Sharon’s behaviors. Not only was she having problems academically and behaviorally in school, but they also complained that every time they asked Sharon to do something at home it became a major altercation.

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.

Anxiety and Bedwetting: Are They Linked?

Yossi’s mother was at her wit’s end. Yossi’s grey pants were wet again. It was the second time that week.

The Bully Epidemic

When interviewed about the subject, Carrie Goldman, the author of the book, Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear, explains that bullying comes about pretty equally between the genders, but it happens in different ways.

More Common Teenage Issues

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Mark, sixteen years old, has trouble sitting still in class. His mind wanders; he's anxious and is failing many of his...

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