Parenting

  1. Create a supportive environment that give parents a sense of feeling less alone and more optimistic about their abilities to parent
    1. Review their history of parenting and the lack of any meaningful guidance in helping them raise a healthy child
    2. Help them see the role their parents played in their parenting attitudes; embracing the constructive influences and avoiding the destructive ones
    3. Help them see their role as mentors and stewards in promoting their child’s physical, emotional and spiritual health
    4. Teach them about their child’s neurological, emotional and spiritual developments and needs
  2. Provide them with the tools to hear their child’s needs and how to meet those needs
  3. Encourage them to help their child explore and develop his or her own authentic sense of who s/he is
  4. Help them create a safe home environment which will foster an openness and a challenging space for the child to become self sufficient and independent
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Happy New Year!

May this coming year be a blessed one for each and every person on this planet. May it be free of pain and suffering for every living being. May kindness, compassion and love enter each one of us and spread like wild fire in our hearts. May every person find her/his true voice and share []

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On Love – continued

Have you reflected on what is your idea of love as I requested in my On Love blog? It’s remarkable how we bandy this word around, but in many ways most of us are struggling to define it and find it. For me the experience of love came crushing down the second I laid eyes []

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On Love

This evening I went to have dinner with my parents, as I have done on most Friday nights for the past three decades.  My mom is probably one of the greatest Yemenite cooks and having Shabbat dinner with her and my father is always a treat. Usually Leor, David, my brother and his son, Eric, []

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We Are Social Beings

Last Wednesday, which happened to be Bastille Day, David and I went to a Cinemonde Soiree in Manhattan.  I had been invited to these before, but have declined going due to Wednesday schedule conflicts.  This time I cleared my schedule and decided to take David as part of his birthday gift.  From the description: gourmet []

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Reactive vs Creative Selves – revisited

Following on yesterday’s post on the two types of Knowing: intellectual and heart, I thought it would be a good idea to review these concepts in the spirit of bringing them closer to your hearts. The following questions are posed to aid you in getting a better appreciation of your knowledge of these concepts. The []

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I already know this stuff

I just got back from a wonderful trip visiting with my cousins in Myrtle Beach, SC. Aside from just enjoying spending time with them and getting to know them (we had been out of communication for many years), I loved the way they embraced much of this material. What was particularly remarkable was watching my []

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Family Dinners

NEW “Guilt-Tripping” Ad Campaign Asks Parents to Turn Off PDAs and Spend Time with Family Sans Technology A new campaign, ‘Offlining, Inc.’, an in-your-face campaign nudging us all to turn off our mobile devices and computers for a while in order to devote a little time to a good old face-to-face conversation or family dinner, []

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Community Building

I was going to follow up on yesterday’s blog on neurons and David reminded me that I need to get back to blogging on the process of the book writing not actually writing the book – that is Jeff’s job. Thank you David! I find I am spending most of my “free” time thinking of []

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What the heck are neurons anyway?

I have been wracking my brain for hours working on coming up with some interesting and fun way to describe what neurons are and how they work. The blocks I have been experiencing, in a way, actually are illustrative of how neurons work.  You see, my brain does not have pre-existing pathways to communicate to []

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Rewiring Fears

Is anyone other than Jeff interested in learning whether I am still afraid of bees?  Jeff posted a comment in that post asking me whether I got over this fear and how.  I responded that I did, it took longer than that one time with Leor in front of our building that day.  It took []

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