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Preparing Your Child For A Successful School Year

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The new school year has just begun and with it comes a whole host of obstacles and challenges that can hinder your child’s success.

The best way to prepare children for a good year is to sit down with them, in a quiet space, and discuss the expectations, responsibilities and, perhaps, any fears they might have about the coming year. Some children are nervous about getting up on time for the bus, others with keeping up with the homework and some with social expectations. Listen to your children, emphasizing the positive growth they experienced last year, no matter how small, and role-play any potentially challenging scenarios. Remind them that last year came and went, and so will this coming one.

The number one way to avoid many of the typical challenges that could delay a child’s success and growth in the coming years is by utilizing a well-thought out routine. Speak with your child about a typical day, and delegate which of you would be responsible for what. It would be a good idea for him or her to write down or draw a list of the responsibilities. It’s a great memory tool and will ensure a good day in school and at home.

For example, the list could include:

Clean laundry – Parent is responsible for providing clean laundry, child is responsible for laying out his clothes the night before and telling parent if a particular item is needed for the coming day.

Backpack – Child is responsible for bringing home notes to parent, parent signs all the notes, child repacks backpack for next day.

Lunch – Parent will do the shopping, child will help prepare lunch and make sure dirty containers are in the sink every afternoon, etc.

The list should be as extensive as possible and will provide a framework for a child to feel empowered and in control of his daily schedule.

Homework

You may have seen the new policy issued by a public school that announced the extension of the school day and less homework. Until our schools implement that policy, we are faced not only with long school days, but plenty of homework to complete afterwards. Afternoons are precious, as the hours seem to disappear before it is time to go to bed.

It is best to avoid playdates during the week so that when a child comes home from school, he can focus on dinner and completing his homework in a quiet, relaxed manner. Ask the child if he would prefer to do homework as soon as he comes home so that he can relax the rest of the evening, or after dinner, when he has had a chance to take a break.

Bedtime

Very little throws a child off his routine than an irregular bedtime. Until the teen years, a typical child needs approximately 11 hours of sleep a night. Making an early bed time a regular habit is the easiest way to avoid any fights about going to bed.

Food

A child who is early to bed is early to rise, and that gives her ample opportunity to eat a hearty breakfast with whole grains and healthy protein. A solid breakfast paired with healthy snacks will help the child avoid indulging in the fast foods most schools call lunch, thereby enabling her to continue focusing on her afternoon classes, instead of falling into a carb-induced coma. For those parents who are courageous enough to avoid school lunches completely, it is best to prepare the fixings the night before, and have your child take the early morning time to pack his lunch box.

There will be times when you and your child will get overwhelmed with the responsibilities of an older grade, but remember as we head into the new year that after finishing a 12-week summer vacation and approaching a month of Jewish holidays, quickly followed by Chanukah, mid-winter vacation, etc., etc., there is hardly any school anyways, and the year will be over, hopefully for the better, before you know it.

Pnina Baim

Camp Machane Miami Wraps Another Successful Summer

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Machane Miami Day Camp, located in North Miami Beach, wrapped up its fourth successful summer on August 5. Directed by Chaim and Yael Homnick, Machane Miami has grown into a South Florida powerhouse in the day camp market while also expanding to attract and accommodate an international clientele.

Featuring boys, girls, and preschool divisions, Machane Miami serves 500 campers each summer from nearly every South Florida community and nearly every South Florida yeshiva. Machane Miami also serves nearly 80 campers from New York and 50 more from Toronto, Montreal, Brazil, and Belgium.

Camp Machine Miami Girls Division 2016

Camp Machine Miami Girls Division 2016

“We have a professional, polished product with all of the amenities of a top-notch camp, but we keep the prices affordable for parents,” says Homnick. Local families and families from out-of-town enjoy knowing that their children can attend a thoroughly enjoyable camp with an authentic Jewish atmosphere and door-to-door busing from Collins Avenue.

The camp is based out of Toras Emes Academy of Miami so it enjoys superb grounds and the camp sets up a water park, game room and gymnasium room on campus each summer. Campers from across South Florida enjoy a dynamic summer schedule that includes weekly trips, entertainment, and workshops such as karate for boys and art, gymnastics, and dance for the girls and preschool divisions.

Shelley Benveniste

Is There a Secret to Successful Early Retirement?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Thinking of early retirement?

Darrow Kirkpatrick, author of Retiring Sooner, shares how he retired early (age 50) and discusses the investing strategies to make early retirement possible.

Find out how to estimate how much money you’ll need in retirement.
If you retire early, consider when your pension payments will begin. Should you apply to claim Social Security early (age 62) or wait until you later (age 70), when the benefits are greater?
Listen to the show to find out more about Social Security, spousal benefits, and outside pensions.

The Goldstein On Gelt Show is a financial podcast. Click on the player below to listen. For show notes and contact details of the guest, go to www.GoldsteinOnGelt.com

Doug Goldstein, CFP®

Excellent Work Plan

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Some Palestinian speaker detailing his view on negotiations over “Palestine,” and meanwhile offers a very good and reliable plan for Israel to deal with his kind. Just change the name to “Israel” and act accordingly, the situation would be resolved in under a day.

As a good friend of mine pit it, once you place yourself outside the law, you cannot continue to receive protection from the same law. This is a superb example of this axiom.

Last night, after someone in Lebanon shot four Katyusha rockets at Naharia, I expected a couple of IAF wings to get over to South Lebanon and return a large swath of land to the 12th century. Instead, we saw a proportionate response, an attack on some target south of Beirut which killed no one and didn’t even damage property.

We need to appoint this Palestinian man as our prime minister and follow whatever he says – except apply it to the enemy. Trust me, we will be immeasurably successful.

Oh – and watch the two Neturei Karta guys with the anti-Zionist sign. Do they recognize a pogrom in the making? I wonder.


Yori Yanover

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