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Why Children Risk

By S.Soloveychik
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Similarly to how children risk their lives, testing their courage, they test their conscience, violating rules and laws in order to test (on purpose!) the awe-inspiring feeling of shame.  Actions that result in punishment and awe-inspiring, terrible feeling of shame attract children as a test, in which independence develops. What do children do to test […]

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Teen Age Test

By S.Soloveychik
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There is another time to be patient, and that is when children are teenagers.  The trouble with this age is in fact that it is difficult not only for adults but also for the adolescents as well.  Childhood can be compared to good health.  Adolescence is like an illness.  Teenagers are not well physically because […]

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On Upbringing

By S.Soloveychik
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The difficulty of a book for parents is not in the theme. The difficulty is in the fact that readers have to be told about something highly unpleasant and touchy. We all like it when someone teaches us something, but we don’t like it when we are taught how to live…

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Being a Good Parent During Your Child’s Adolescent Period (Part 2)

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A child’s adolescent period is a transition from their dependence to independence from parents. As any transition it is zigzagging. Sometimes it is smooth; sometimes it is rough. If parents keep in mind that this period is also temporary, they would worry less and be more focused on the long term goal: to keep their children bonded to them by their souls.

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Being a Good Parent During Your Child’s Adolescent Period (Part 1)

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A child’s adolescent period is full of challenges, temptations, and new unknown feelings. A teenager doubts, suffers, loves, hates, fears, and hopes. Even the most successful kids can’t avoid the torments of transition between childhood and adulthood. How can parents help their teenager? There are three qualities of a good parent, for which grown up child will be thankful.

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