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About the Author

Emuna Braverman

Please check out Emuna’s new book A Diamond for Your Daughter – A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Shidduchim Effectively, available through Judaica Press

Emuna Braverman has a law degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She lives with her husband and nine children in Los Angeles where they both work for Aish HaTorah. When she isn''t writing for the Internet or taking care of her family, Emuna teaches classes on Judaism, organizes gourmet kosher cooking groups and hosts many Shabbos guests. She is the cofounder of www.gourmetkoshercooking.com.

Sundays!!

Sundays!!

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I don't know about you, but keeping my kids happy on Sundays is a major challenge.


Who Comes First -- Your Spouse or Your Children?

Who Comes First -- Your Spouse or Your Children?

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Children will go on to forge lives of their own, but the relationship with your spouse is forever. It fosters growth like no other relationship can.


Unimaginable Perseverance

Unimaginable Perseverance

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Brooke Ellison is a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down, and she's running for NY State senator.


19 Minutes a Day

19 Minutes a Day

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Is that enough time to let your child know he or she is a top priority?


Getting Caught

Getting Caught

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Nurturing ethical behavior in teenagers.


Standing Up for Israel

Standing Up for Israel

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This is a time of trouble for our people, and there is no standing on the sidelines. We all need to be counted.


Out of the Mouth of Babes

Out of the Mouth of Babes

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A child's perspective is clear and pure, unclouded by "experience" and cynicism. If we allow ourselves, we can learn much from a child's wide-eyed view of life.


You've Got a Friend

You've Got a Friend

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Our support and trust network is shrinking, and yes we should care.


Shamu and the Happy Marriage

Shamu and the Happy Marriage

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Want to change your spouse's behavior? Reward desired action and ignore the undesirable.


Not Another Parenting Class!

Not Another Parenting Class!

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Do we really need another parenting class? Isn't it enough to just follow our instincts?


Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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If teachers believed in the abilities of all of their students, they'd all achieve significantly more.


You're Beautiful

You're Beautiful

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Of course it's more important to be kind, but beauty matters.


My Son's Bar Mitzvah

My Son's Bar Mitzvah

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"It's not about the bills, it's not about the bills," intones the mother, as the family gets revved up planning a meaningful Bar Mitzvah experience for the first born son.


Circus, Circus

Circus, Circus

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A visit to Las Vegas shows up the seductiveness of illusion, and reinforces that there is no place like home.


The Meaningful Job

The Meaningful Job

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No job, however important, can provide our lives with all the meaning we need and seek.


To Everything There is a Season

To Everything There is a Season

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When confronted with evil, it's the time to fight - and to counteract with kindness.


The Problem of Raising Typical Kids

The Problem of Raising Typical Kids

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Parents of kids who fight, forget their bathing suit and crumple their schoolwork sometimes need to be reminded that their kids are "normal."


Leave It to Mrs. Cleaver

Leave It to Mrs. Cleaver

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Eating together as a family is not a luxury.


Hardwired

Hardwired

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It's in the hardwiring, but does that make gossip good?


Independence Day

Independence Day

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A child's first driving lesson sends her mother into a panic.


Material Girl

Material Girl

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I was flipping through one of those women's magazines that no one ever admits to reading when an ad caught my eye.


Distracted by Television

Distracted by Television

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Turn off the TV and relate to your spouse.


Two and One-Half Hours a Day

Two and One-Half Hours a Day

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Carpooling may be a nuisance, but it shows your children you truly care about their education.


Future Predictions

Future Predictions

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We spend too much time on big worries for the future, and too little on the small kindnesses of the present.


In Praise of Praise

In Praise of Praise

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Whether the workplace, at home, or school - everyone thrives on sincere praise.


A Weighty Issue

A Weighty Issue

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An obsession with dieting is not a Torah value, but neither is preoccupation with food. The challenge is striking a balance in today's fat-conscious world.


Letting Go Revisited

Letting Go Revisited

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Sending off my kids to Israel is getting harder, not easier.


The Teenager Challenge

The Teenager Challenge

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It's easy to push off the task of working on our character. But just wait till you have teenagers.


No Ordinary Dinner

No Ordinary Dinner

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Meeting a real Jewish hero reminds us that we all have the power to make our dreams a reality - and the world a better place.


Understanding of the Heart

Understanding of the Heart

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Women's problems aren't new; the angst is. Here's the first step toward sanity


Living to Eat

Living to Eat

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What should food mean to us?


Blessed be God ... Who Didn't Make Me a Man

Blessed be God ... Who Didn't Make Me a Man

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Jewish feminism doesn't mean wanting to be a man. It means thanking God for creating you perfectly female.


The People of Israel

The People of Israel

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What shaped our trip to Israel wasn't the death of Arafat or even the beauty of the land. It was the people.


Quality Time

Quality Time

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Quality time is a myth. Yes it sometimes happens, but scheduling it is impossible.


(Lack of) Parenting Expertise

(Lack of) Parenting Expertise

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The longer I parent, the less I feel I know. But here are a few basic principles that I try to live by.


Limiting Our Children's Education

Limiting Our Children's Education

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Being well-rounded is neither an appropriate nor useful goal for children's education.


The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth

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Trying out the new anti-wrinkle cream while pondering how aging can be beautiful.


Re-Inventing Our Lives

Re-Inventing Our Lives

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Don't believe the women's magazines. Passover tells us how to truly re-invent ourselves.


Passover: The Ultimate Immersion Course

Passover: The Ultimate Immersion Course

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Passover so dominates our minds and actions, it's almost impossible not to grow from the experience.


"A Question of Trust"

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"Why am I a nervous wreck?" A planned trip to Israel becomes an unexpected test of faith.


Crock-Pot Recipes

Crock-Pot Recipes

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Delicious and convenient, and not for Shabbat only.


The Treadmill

The Treadmill

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A dedicated anti-exerciser gets on the treadmill – and can't get off.


Good and Bad Advice

Good and Bad Advice

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This line has got to be one of the worst pieces of advice.


Hovering Too Low

Hovering Too Low

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Many parents today are hovering over their children and denying them the opportunity to be responsible.


Everything I Know About God, I Learned From My Parents

Everything I Know About God, I Learned From My...

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Kids start to learn about the Creator of the world from their own creators – mom and dad.


Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine

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Bring out the Godiva! But don't forget to express your love on Feb. 15th, 16th, 17th and...


Post-Feminism Discontent

Post-Feminism Discontent

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A new study shows that just maybe marriages with more rigidly defined roles lead to happier women.


Dressing Up at Home

Dressing Up at Home

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Casual is not an attitude for a Jewish woman.


Who's Afraid of Commitment?

Who's Afraid of Commitment?

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Getting married warrants a good dose of fear.


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

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Eating together as a family, even just once a week, yields tremendous benefits.


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