Chana Heller, MSW, is the mother of five children and grandmother to many. She works for Aish Los Angeles as Director of JWI - Jewish Women’s Initiative. She is married to Rabbi Dov Heller, a psychotherapist and teacher at Aish LA.
Rebbetzin Chana Heller
Ten steps to a powerful ask.
Patience with people is an absolute necessity for a fulfilling life.
Here are some of the most effective anti-worry tools.
Instead of unproductive worry, pivot and direct your energy to the One who can solve everything.
The incredible power of a good, thought-provoking question.
Most of us hit our children when we are angry or frustrated. We are not educating. We are venting.
Bailing your child out of a difficult situation may not be doing him a favor at all.
Take a moment to let someone's pain register on your emotional Richter scale.
In trying to instill discipline, positive encouragement will get you a lot farther.
Presenting a united front and speaking to our children with one voice is essential for effective parenting.
Too much permissiveness is a sure-fire way to raise spoiled, unruly children. But how to enforce the rules and still communicate unending love?
If I had a magic wand, I'd make my life worry-free. But would that be the best thing for me?
How to take your children's emotional reality seriously.
There is a big difference between lashing out with insensitive criticism and admonishing with respect and love.
Appreciating your children's ness is essential to their overall self-esteem.
Our child's self concept is being built every day. Who's the primary person doing the imprinting?
Parents are like a mirror, reflecting back their children's self-image. What your children see is what you'll get.
A down-to-earth Jewish primer on raising kids with healthy self-esteem.
Failing a test, being unpopular, coping with divorce and worse. Children face many difficulties. What can we do to strengthen our children for life's challenges?
Do not underestimate the power of "Thank You" notes to help kids learn to appreciate the good that others do for them.
As a teenage daughter leaves home, one mother panics, takes stock and lets go.
A home is your castle, but is also a tool for teaching your children sharing, hospitality, and caring about others.
Acceptable stealing -- such as lying about a child's age to gain cheaper admission -- communicates an indelible lesson.
Authority is not a four letter word. It's essential in raising healthy children, and in fostering their relationship with God.
When you walk in the room do your children even notice? Do they contradict you, yell at you or argue with you? The issue is respect -- or, the lack of it.