Tips for Raising a Mentch - Thoughts from Dr. Pelcovitz's talk at Great Park

1. Don't ’t use the ‘email voice’. We all fall prey to talking in our ‘email voice’ – the tone you detect when the person on the other side of a phone call is dealing with their email. Secure time in your schedule to speak with your kid without any distractions whatsoever. Put away the phone and ipad. Look your child in the eye. 2. Set limits. Kids crave limits. A recent survey reveals that the majority of teenagers surveyed in certain communities feel that their parents should put more filters and controls on their internet usage. These teenagers probably protest these regulations, yet at the same time, deep down, they long for boundaries. 3. Watch the way you disagree. Your kids are learni

Comfort & Strength at the Mikvah - A post-menopause mikvah experience

“So”, my beautiful Rebbetzin asked me one day, “Addie, how would you like to do one special mitzvah for yourself and for your family?” “Well,” I replied, “I’ve never had the privilege and the opportunity to experience the mikvah in all my years of marriage”. Even though I was raised in a traditional Jewish home, mikvah was not part of our life, nor my premarital teaching. I was so touched as I did not realise that I could have this opportunity, since I went into early menopause when I was very young. This was very special to me, something that my being needed to learn and explore. So my learning of Taharat Hamishpacha began. This opportunity gave me a time to reflect and learn more in depth

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