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  • Teaching Manners – Jun 15, 2016 The Importance of Teaching Manners to Kids by Pam Myers, BSEd | August 17, 2011 | “Say thank you,” “Sit up straight,” “Shake hands,” “Say please”…Most of us heard phrases like this as we grew up, because our parents were teaching us manners. Many of us do the same thing with our children. But why do we ...
  • When Mom and Dad Fight May 22, 2016 (Excerpts from When Mom and Dad Fight) Batya L. Ludman, JPost, May 13, 2016 Remember your parents fighting when you were a child?  How did it feel?  Did you see things getting resolved or were you worried they’d ultimately divorce?  How did they make up?  Were they ever violent or verbally abusive?  Did you feel unsafe or ...
  • Raising Responsible Kids – May 22, 2016 The Relationship Between Allowance and Chores By RICHARD L. CURWIN I’ve heard the work/salary analogy argument; if I miss work, I won’t get paid, so the same should happen to my child if he doesn’t do his work. When it comes to determining allowance and chores and figuring out their relationship, it seems obvious for many parents ...
  • The Best Way to Teach Children to Apologize – Feb 15, 2016 Excerpts from – The Best Way to Teach Children to Apologize By Richard L. Curwin, Director of Graduate program for teaching children with behavior disorders   There are three basic ways for children to understand hurting, whether it’s physical, emotional or relating to property.  Spend as much time as you can teaching them at the earliest possible age ...
  • How High Is the Wall? Feb 15, 2016 How High Is the Wall? By Dr. Richard Curwin It’s hard for children to pay attention to classroom activities when they are worried. Sometimes the things they worry about seem trivial to adults who have learned how to measure significance with so many more years of experience in perspective. Perception and Reality Children see things like children, not adults. ...
  • The Secret to Being the Best Parent Possible – Nov 9, 2015 The Secret to Being the Best Parent Possible By Cookie Schwaeber-Issan, Managing Director, Makor HaTikvah Messianic Hebrew Day School If someone were to ask most of us whether or not our parents loved us, most of us would answer with a resounding, “Yes, of course.”  However, if someone were to ask us how good and how effective ...
  • Twice Rejected, Twice Chosen (New) Sep 3, 2015 Twice Rejected, Twice Chosen By G.H. Makor HaTikvah Parent When it comes to the question of adoption, prospective parents grapple with many issues, such as “Those children will never really be ‘our children.’” However, God has also adopted us, and we are really and truly His children for we are able to call Him Abba (Father). Therefore, I ...
  • When He Is Old, He Will Not Depart From It By Cookie Schwaeber-Issan, Managing Director, Makor HaTikvah One of the most familiar scriptures to every parent is Proverbs 22:6 which says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  Yet, knowing the verse doesn’t guarantee taking up the charge in a way ...
  • What Students Remember Most About Teachers Written By: Dr. Richard Curwin Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall, I saw you as you rushed past me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. And ...
  • Where Did He Think It Was Headed? The Importance of  Teaching Second-Level Thinking To Our Children  Written By: Cookie Schwaeber-Issan The familiar story of Esau selling his birthright to his brother Jacob is still relevant today as it relates to second-level thinking. As the story goes, Esau is outraged and even taken by surprise when he learns that his father Isaac has already given “the ...

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