Weekly Torah Portion
Parents & Kids
by Nesanel Yoel Safran
by Yechezkel Freundlich
It's the same amount of time and energy - might as well give it with a smile!
"One Voice" requires consultation. Use it often!
We can teach just as much through exposure to values and behaviors that we don't agree with!
It's worth the effort! Pictures create bonds and memories our words simply can't!
If we can recognize how irrational we are when we're angry, we might avoid some serious parenting mistakes!
Knowing the basics is not enough - we have to figure out the details too!
Sometimes we can bless our children - by ignoring them!
That may be true, but if your child is selling it, buy it anyway!”
Contention and fighting unleash unwanted consequences. Protect your kids!
Of course we know our kids best - that's why we need outside help to figure out what's going on!
We can only handle criticism when it comes from someone who is on our side.
Yes, sometimes you can care too much! An overzealous parent robs their child from learning accountability!
We're excellent at immediate focused punishments - but how focused are we when it comes to rewards?
We might remember our children's past struggles throughout their childhood. Leave them there - in the past!
Is it possible to feel homeless in the comfort of your own home? Our children don't want to find out!
Everyone wants the secret to raising kids who will honor their parents. Just go ask Mommy.
No one forgets how much damage a baseball bat can do - but we could use a reminder about the power of our words.
Dealing with those three dreaded words.
Some things have to be thrown into the trunk – it just shouldn’t be our children!
The delicate nature of knowing when and where to say it!
But it all depends on how you say it!
Accepting an apology is only the beginning - restoring the relationship is the key!
No one dreams about raising lazy children!
It's one of the greatest gifts we can give our children - let them watch us clean up our mistakes!
Because it's so much easier to handle our day when we know what's coming.
Of course we're going to do things for our kids - but it's the "heart" of the matter that they really care about. No one likes to feel like a burden!
It’s much harder to perform with someone looking over your shoulder! Give your kids some space and remove the pressure – they’ll appreciate it!
Our children will look at us to see HOW we complain about the issues we have - both with them and with others. And that is quite a test!
Our children do not appreciate when we point out to how many things we do for them. But our spouses can do it for us!
We would also hit the frogs if they were driving us crazy. But how do we handle our kids?
Of course we love all of our children the same. But do they know that?
Just Accept it – everything takes longer with kids
Most of the time, the reality is that there is nothing we can do for our kids about life's disappointments - other than respond appropriately!
We all have a “voice” that our children expect to hear from us. The question is: Whose voice is it?
Click here to find out if you have what it takes!