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Parenting with Purpose
Sara Teichman, PsyD
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Recess?
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
August 22nd, 2019
                                                   Binah #231- Recess   Dear Dr. T.,  We are looking into yeshiva for our first son [he has three older sisters] in our large metropolita …
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Disciplining Moishy
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
August 4th, 2019
Dear Dr T., My Moishy is driving me crazy! He’s eight and cute and full of life – but he doesn’t listen to a word I say. It goes like this: “Moishy, get ready for bed.” [X3] “Moishy, get ready for bed!” [really loud voice] “Moishy, get ready for bed or you won’t get Shabbos party this week. [no response] “Moishy, get ready for bed!!!!! [Lock the door from outside so he can’t come o …
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Summer Anyone?
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
July 8th, 2019
                                                              Nefesh Blog- Summer Anyone? Dr. T, It seems to defy common sense, but many of us st …
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Tags: Summer, kid, kids
"Ma, What Should I Do?"
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
May 19th, 2019
Dear Dr. T,  “Mom! I’m bored! What should I do?” This is the part of summer I like least. Not that I don’t deserve this: I remember complaining to my parents all the time. Nevertheless, after all my planning, running around and shlepping to the country, it is disheartening to be hit with these moans and groans.  How do I help my children learn l to occupy themselves?   Dr. T. Replies,, Those long, lazy days …
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Pesach Crush
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
April 1st, 2019
Dear Dr. T.,  I have always loved Pesach- as a young girl and as a Mom of little ones and teens. But, the last few yom tovim have been trying, to say the least, and I wonder if you could help.  You see- most of my children are ‘young-marrieds’ with a few children each. Because they live in out of town kollelim, they all want to come home for the seder and be with family.  So, what’s the problem? Well, though my ch …
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Overwhelmed
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
March 24th, 2019
                                         Overwhelmed Dear Dr T., Though I know I should be very thankful for the great bracha in my life- a fine husband and five healthy children BH- I feel overwhelmed and guilty most of the time instead. I have five little ones [ages seven to ten months] and I am just not managing. The baby cries constan …
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Tantrums in the Store
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
February 6th, 2019
                                          Dear Dr. T.,  I’m not thinking my problem is so unusual- but, it sure is embarrassing! Whenever I take either of my two children [ages 4 ½ and 3] shopping, they inevitably start a commotion- grabbing stuff they want, tantruming- in general, behaving in a totally inappropriate way. Whe …
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Class Clown
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
January 21st, 2019
                                                               Dear Dr T, I am worried about my youngest daughter who is starting fifth grade this year. She is an above average student who excels in math but has some mild difficulty in reading. What I worry about is the fact that the teach …
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Gimme
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
December 15th, 2018
 Dear Dr. T.,   “I need…”   “Mom please…”   “I want…”   “Get me…” That’s about all that I hear from my eleven year old daughter. I wasn’t born yesterday and I do understand about peer pressure. I know that kids have more ‘stuff’ today than we did, but what bothers me is that she never seems happy: she is always looking forw …
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Chanukah Revisited
Author: Sara Teichman, PsyD
November 8th, 2018
Dear Dr. T.,  I read your Chanukah column about the excesses of this holiday in our world today, and I have another Chanukah-related question.  Here’s my issue: on Chanukah and various other occasions, my children receive their “own” money. Some of the children want to go asap to Target  and look for something to blow the money on. Others want to hold on to their money and fear spending even one dollar of it. Beli …
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