Bittersweet Sunshine

Published on September 10, 2017

As a consummate outdoors-man and naturalist, many of the suggestions I offer clients involve connecting to the world around them through outdoor activity. Some of the activities I recommend, and sometimes assign as between session therapeutic “homework” include walking in a park…

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The “Dirty Little Secret” About Bullying in School

Published on April 18, 2017

Is your child being bullied in school? Have you done as you’ve been told, and reported the problem to the school authorities? And is the problem continuing or even getting worse?

It is no secret that being bullied is an agonizing experience for children. It hurts their self-esteem, mood, popularity and academic functioning. It can even hurt their physical health.

It is also well known that newcomers to a school are especially likely to be picked on. When students come from a different country, the problem can be exponentially worse. As much as we love Israel, we know how prickly “Sabras” – especially children – can be. Many Anglo families are devastated by the humiliation their children experience at the hands of their classmates. Avoidance of bullying has become a major reason for homeschooling throughout the world. In Israel, it has even led some families to give up on Aliyah and return to their country of origin.

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Preparing for Seminary in Israel

Published on December 19, 2016

If your daughter is nervous about spending a year in Seminary in Israel, what are the issues to look out for, and how can you prepare her to get the most out of her year?

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Opposites Do Not Exist; Opposites Are Created

Published on April 18, 2016

In both our personal and professional lives, it is more manageable to work with ideas, strategies, plans, goals, relationships, feelings and so on, if we place them in an opposite.

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