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Rifka Schonfeld

An acclaimed educator and education consultant, Rifka Schonfeld has served the Jewish community for close to 30 years. She founded and directs the widely acclaimed educational program, S.O.S (Strategies for Optimum Success), servicing all grade levels. A reading specialist, she gives dynamic workshops and sets up reading labs in many schools. In addition, she performs G.E.D. preparation, evaluations, social skills training and dating coaching, focusing on building self-esteem and self-awareness.Contact her at 718-382-5437, rifkaschonfeld@gmail.com, and online at rifkaschonfeldsos.com.

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Beat the Back to School Blues

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How to ease your child’s anxiety and motivate her to achieve in school.


Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

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How to free yourself from ingrained habits.


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The Worried Child

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How to prevent and reduce anxiety.


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And some possible solutions.


Overcoming Shame

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Courage, compassion and connection can disempower shame.


School Anxiety in Children

School Anxiety in Children

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Managing school-related sadness and anxiety in children.


Weak Processing Control

Weak Processing Control

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Why does my child have such a hard time understanding the material?


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How to handle the explosive child.


ADHD in Children

ADHD in Children

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Hey, the brakes don’t work!


The Classroom Bully

The Classroom Bully

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How to take the bully by the horns.


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A 16-year-old girl, trapped in a prison without walls.