Mr. Penny Pincher

Is he helping his family financially through a difficult time and has been forced to be careful?

Parenting in the Parsha

The shidduch process has many challenges both for individuals and for communities as well.

When Things Don’t Work Out

Take time now to heal. If that is a week, a month, or more. Be kind to yourself and take care of yourself as you process this experience.

Dear Dr. Yael

Congratulations! You have decided to start a business and feel pumped, but you realized that marketing yourself is a big role in getting clients.

Girls and Boys: Coping with Stress

Emotional intelligence therefore grounds children as people who can interact positively with others and continue to develop even as the playing field gets more difficult and challenging. This extends to shidduchim as well.

Picture This!

I’m sure we can all agree that asking for a picture doesn’t stem from a deep desire to connect emotionally with someone prior to a date.

Dear Dr. Yael

It is important to validate your daughter’s feelings and tell her that this behavior was unacceptable.

Time Management Tips

Of course, everyone is reading and writing about productivity today in a world that doesn’t sleep, and perhaps Duhigg’s book is an oversimplification of our daily race against the clock.

Dear Dr. Yael

Once he understood the importance of respecting authority, he began to listen more appropriately to his Rebbeim, teachers, and the Menahel, understanding that they ultimately are seeking to help him succeed in life.

(Not So) Great Expectations

Leading however, with the notion that you are dating below your standards, or beneath your “criteria” is certainly something that your dates would feel.

The Myth of the Unmotivated Child

Children will often get caught up in a power struggle: you pushing and them resisting. Your anxiety about the consequences of their actions will only teach them either how to appease you or resist you.

Don’t Give Up!

Now that you are able to date again, you jumped in with enthusiasm, only to be reminded of your dissatisfying past experiences.

Dear Dr. Yael

Some people may think it is cruel to not marry a boy because of their family background, but be forewarned: even if he is remorseful about the way he treats his mother, he will most certainly repeat it with you.

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Struggles with Reading and Writing

It’s hard for people to understand children can have a learning disability that affects only writing. Most people assume if you have no trouble reading, then writing should be a cinch.


It can certainly be uncomfortable to mingle and connect with other guests solely to bolster and expand your shidduch reputation and reach.

Dear Dr. Yael

Positive thinking has wonderful effects on your mind as well as your body. It lowers stress levels, which in turn affects every part of your being.

Late Blooming or Developmental Delays?

What if your child is not simply a late bloomer? What if he needs early intervention in order to help him attain language?

Dear Dr. Yael

I always say that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. If we can all learn how to parent effectively, then this world would be a better place.

Salary Slump

You wonder how to convince girls that you are in fact a good bet, without the promise of a glitzy future.

When Panic Attacks

If you are experiencing crippling anxiety, there are four different approaches that you can take in order to make your life more manageable and enjoyable.

After the Honeymoon: Hypnosis and OCD

Most medical doctors treat OCD with medication to calm the amygdala. She was informed by her doctor that OCD could not be cured, but with medication it could be maintained. The fact remains that the medication's side effects were worse than the OCD itself.

Dear Dr. Yael

Each year, he explodes in anger at me and our children for no good reason, other than that he is physically and mentally exhausted and drained.

Two Roads Diverged

You want to move forward, but worry that your varying views may cause friction in the future. You want to make it work, and want to know how that can be done.

Learned Optimism: Can You Choose to be Happy?

We all start life the same way – as babies completely dependent on others for even our most basic needs... The older we become, however, the more control we gain. We learn to communicate, move, and interact with others.


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