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Behavior Analyst Shares Secrets for Shalom Bayis

Tenafly Eleven years ago, Michelle Goodman’s life as a Tanach teacher at the Ramaz School in Manhattan was turned on its head when her son was born with very serious developmental issues. She left her job and stayed home to treat him.

Taking on this mammoth task, a woman who already had a master’s degree in psychology from NYU was exposed

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LPS Hosts Parenting Group

Tenafly The Lubavitch on the Palisades School hosted child behavior analyst Michelle Goodman as part of a sponsored guest speaker series for the school support group “Struggles and Strategies,” a monthly meeting of LPS parents that is open to the entire community. Past speakers have included prominent psychologists and authors, some of

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Tips to Boost Infant and Toddler Brain Development

The first few years of a baby’s life arecritical for healthy brain development. “Parents play a daily role in promoting lifelong health by focusing on positive ways to nurture brain development, starting in infancy and extending through the toddler years,” says Dr. James M. Perrin, 2014 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

He offers

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An Empty Nest Is a Great Place!

A nest is thought of as a place, representing home, where the offspring, or children, grow with their parents watching over them and guiding them as they slowly move into adulthood. When the children become more independent and begin making their way in the world, they usually do so somewhat gradually, as, for example, going to college or spending a year or two in

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The Soleful Art of Shoe Shopping

I sneaked out one night after putting the kids to bed last week to buy them some new shoes for the spring. I was on a mission to begin my pre-Pesach clothing shopping, so that at least they would have things to wear for the holiday. This was supposed to be my tshuva for not getting anything for Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, because that happened before school

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Barbies For Boys: Why Not?

I can still fondly recall my childhood. Years spent playing with my assorted dolls and their accessories. Envisioning and creating imaginary worlds of glamor and adventure. My dolls were an outlet-as for most little girls, the opportunity to forage into the social realm with Barbie in tow. A 12-inch blonde-haired perfectly proportioned piece of perfection,

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Bugged Out

There was a bloodcurdling scream from upstairs, and even though voice was emanating from a bathroom tucked into a bedroom, it was loud and sharp, and pierced through the air, reaching my ears in the kitchen below. There are some screams I ignore—ones that reek of gesturing for attention, of sibling rivalry, of overly-dramatized minor pains. But this one was

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Is Your Child on Track to Meet Developmental Milestones?

(StatePoint) It is natural for parents to be curious about how their children are developing mentally, emotionally and physically. And it’s even natural for parents to experience some apprehension about what is “normal.” But experts say that by better understanding your child, you can put the anxieties aside and help guide your children through each age

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Lighting a Path for the Future: Helping Our Children to Make ‘Good Choices’ II

In the previous article, we ended with the comments of Rav Shlomo Wolbe, zt’’l, who discussed the importance of building a warm relationship with one’s children during the early years of a child’s life. This relationship and connection serve as a ‘protective shield’ for children during the years of adolescence, which is a time period that brings

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Helping Our Children Make ‘Good Choices’: Part 1

As we approach the holiday of Purim, we are once again confronted with the delicate balance between the physical mitzvot of the day and the very real dangers that some of these aspects present.  There is of course much discussion on the nature of drinking wine on Purim and how this is balanced with the dangers of substance abuse that plagues our society. While there

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The Hour of Seven

There was a time, several years ago, when I had only one child, Nikki (her pseudonym of choice). I thus had the luxury of spending exorbitant amounts of time trying to get her to sleep. It was the early days of parenting, when I actually sat down and read baby books to her and enrolled in Mommy-and-Me sign-language, yoga, aerobics, singing, cooking, and arts and

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Shopping

I hate shopping. I have always hated shopping. This could be because my mother and sister love shopping. I would come home from school and my mom and sister would be at the mall. They could shop all day and all night. My mom has gotten locked into malls around the country. My dad would be with my brother and me, in the car, waiting for them at the designated location

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