Stubborn or Strong-Willed? Raising A Leader

Though you might not like to admit it – there is a chance that your child’s stubbornness is genetic.

New & Improved

You have taken the time to learn, to grow, and to make positive inroads in your life. You feel transformed and that makes you want to shed your past and what is represented. Yet, you are still you.

Dear Dr. Yael

After a significant event, my family went through a very challenging time. Despite it all, my father remained strong and resilient in the face of adversity.

Reaching for the Stars: Setting Goals for Children with LD

Creating schedules and setting timers can help those with ADHD harness their natural energy and direct it towards their passion.

Freshly Brewed

It is time to move on. What he hopes for or wants at this point is not your concern and only time will tell for him.

Dear Dr. Yael

My nutritionist has taught me this invaluable lesson and for the first time in my life, I am not on a diet, but rather I am living a healthy, balanced lifestyle that includes all food groups.

When Your Child Has a Meltdown

Well, Nachi, if you don’t know how to put your shoes on, then we won’t be able to go to your friend’s birthday party. We can’t go outside without shoes on.

Fashion Failure

When we dress up for our date, we are conveying our care and interest in the outcome.

Dear Dr. Yael

Comparing yourself to others is a very dangerous thing. It never helps you feel better and often is based on false premises.

The Tainted Tiara: The Class Queen Crisis

Girls use relationships to bully each other. This starts as early as preschool, when a girl realizes the supremacy of “I won’t be your friend anymore.”

Dear Dr. Yael

Why would someone want to marry me? Why would they take their chances with a girl who has all this baggage when there are so many others around who are more eligible?


You are certainly no dummy. Clever is the name of your game. Reaching out for help is always the right thing to do.

Reconnecting: The Importance of Parent-Teen Bonding

Using your successful relationship with your parents as a guide, you will be better equipped to maintain long-term relationships in the future.

Dear Dr. Yael

What did she have children for if not to personally and lovingly raise her precious jewels?

Common Ground

You are two individuals, and having varied interests should not only be expected, but can be encouraged.

Cooling the Flame of Teenage Anger

Out of nowhere, Ruti would feel herself growing annoyed without even understanding why she was upset.

Beauty Bar

It is always a blessing to find someone that you connect with. But in the often-complicated world of shidduchim, your psyche has thrown a wrench at your potential future together.

Dear Dr. Yael

One important thing I have learned through making my own mistakes was to not approach single individuals at simchas or coming out of shul.

Dear Dr. Yael

Helping divorced couples remarry may seem unorthodox, but I have actually been involved in such cases and have, with siyatta d'Shmaya, helped divorced couples, who wanted to reconcile, remarry each other successfully.

But He Likes Me!

Second guessing your decision when it comes to shidduchim is so difficult where clarity is the greatest gift you can ask for.

Raising Confident Daughters

Pay attention to what your daughter is learning in school. Are women represented? See if there is a way to incorporate more positive role models.

Dear Dr. Yael

It takes a certain sensitivity to do marital therapy. The therapist should try to put themselves in the client’s shoes and try to be careful not to open up issues that the couple will have to live with later and not have the tools to deal with.

No Traveling!

It can be hard to adjust and pivot in order to arrange a date, especially with someone who lives out of state.


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