About the Author


Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP

Adina Soclof is a Parent Educator, Professional Development Instructor and Speech Pathologist working with children in a school setting. She received her BA. in History from Queens College and her MS. in Communication Sciences from Hunter College. Adina is the founder of ParentingSimply.com. She delivers parenting classes as well as professional development workshops for Speech Pathologists, Teachers and other health professionals. You can find her text based CEU courses at PDResources.com and video courses at Homeceuconnection.com and SpeechPathologypd.com.

Adina is available for speaking engagements. You can reach her at asoclof@parentingsimply.com or check out her website at www.parentingsimply.com.


The Bossy Child

How to channel their potential to become the leader they’re meant to be.

The After School Meltdown

What you need to know to navigate this common tantrum.

Infographic: INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Phrases to Help Create a Peaceful Home

Because everyone needs to take a deep breath once in a while.

How to Make the Back-to-School Transition Easier

Practical advice on lowering tensions in the morning and beating the back to school blues.

Infographic: INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Phrases that Stop Backtalk

Take a deep breath and practice these statements.

4 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Love One Another

This week is a perfect time to work on fostering kindness and love in your home.

Respect Your Kids and They’ll Respect You

5 ways to model respect through action and speech without giving up your authority.

Moms, Give the Father of Your Kids the Appreciation They Deserve

Five ways to appreciate your husband’s role as father of the house.

3 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Learn

How to instill a growth mindset in your kids.

You Don’t Want Your Child to Just be Happy

In fact, almost every day you have to make children feel sad.

The Four Temperaments of Children

And how to motivate your child based on their personality.

5 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

How to better handle the terrible-two stage.

4 Simple Phrases to Help Teach Kids to be Respectful

Children get mouthy because they haven’t learned how to handle the overwhelming feelings of anger, disappointment, and frustration.

Ensure Your Child is Getting These Four Basic Needs

When your child misbehaves, first check that these four essential needs are being met.

7 Phrases to Create a Peaceful Family

Get in the habit of using these expressions to infuse calm into your home.

Be a Playful Parent

It’s one of the best parenting skills, and your children will love it too.

7 Ways to Help Strong-Willed Kids Listen

How to avoid resistance and combat and win their cooperation.

7 Phrases that Stop Bad Behavior in its Tracks

Using these mantras often can turn some of the most difficult parenting moments around.

8 Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Your Child

Nurturing optimism in yourself and your family.

8 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Children

Including “Who spilled the milk?” and “How was school today?”

4 Parenting Skills You Can’t Live Without

Simple and effective communication techniques that make a huge difference.

8 Ways to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Practical tools that work, even when the honey spills everywhere.

Bless Your Children

5 lessons I’ve learned from blessing my kids Friday night.

Connecting to the Holocaust

Our daughter was twinned with a girl from Luboml, Poland who perished in the Holocaust. Then the past came to life.

6 Things to Know about Jewish Cleveland, including LeBron James

No, LeBron isn’t Jewish but he does embody many Jewish traits.

5 Simple Ways to Discipline without Punishment

Effective, non-punitive ways to help our children improve their behavior.

Raising Teens with Jewish Values

8 tips on encouraging your teens to embrace Jewish values.

Connecting with Teens

Some principles and effective strategies to help you connect with your teen.

5 Ways to Stop Sibling Rivalry

Practical tips on how to make sure all your children feel equally loved.

Teen Behavior: It’s Not as Crazy as You Think

4 principles to help understand why your teens act the way they do.

9 Ways to be a Great Parent

The fundamental things you need to know to raise children in a positive, healthy way.

5 Ways to Get Rid of Back Talk from Kids

What to do when you child screams, “You’re the worst mother in the world! I hate you!”

The Myth of Perfect Parenting

Three ways to let go of impossible expectations and embrace imperfection.

Helping Your Daughter Make Friends & Keep Them

How to help your daughter manage their roller coaster social lives.

12 Tips to Get Your Kids to Help Prepare for Passover

How to gain the cooperation of your family without yelling.

Raising Happy Kids by Letting them be Sad

Don’t equate your child’s happiness with being a good parent.

Teens, Drinking & Purim

Giving your teens helpful, safe guidelines.

5 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Responsible for Schoolwork

How to help your child feel capable and confident that he can succeed in school.

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