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3 Tips on Being a Better Parent
Lori Almost Live

3 Tips on Being a Better Parent

Each of your children is a match made in Heaven.


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Visitor Comments: 16

(14) Baruch Kastner, May 5, 2013 8:51 PM

The soul itself does the choosing

According to the Zohar and other kabbalistic texts, it is not God that chooses the parents. It is the soul him/herself that chooses the parents. Likewise, the soul chooses the unique body it will enter upon descending to olam hazeh.

(13) Anonymous, May 2, 2013 3:08 PM

Loved this - words to remember when tempers rise

This really touched me - it will be a real mind-changer to remember the main messsage, that my children were chosen specifically for me, and me for them, when we are frustrated with each other. I am an eldest child myself, and I take the comment about the eldest being the experiment semi-humorously, as I am sure it was intended. My mother always said "you should have your first child second". The truth is we don't know how to parent until we do it the first time and each new stage is like a new first time, so we need to do our best, with the best intentions, and hope for the best.

(12) Esther G. SpielmanPollak, May 1, 2013 3:25 AM

Lori, my favorite line, you keep getting better at it.

I feel if G-d doesn't bless you with many, but the three that I was blessed with, nevertheless I feel that even though parenting is challenging, nevertheless, you really DO get better at it. It's a process that one must do patiently and calmly even though at times we're ready to pull our hair out!

(11) Anonymous, April 30, 2013 7:51 PM

What do you mean?

thank you, lori. i understand two of the tips, but what do you mean by "keep doing it?" it doesn't sound very nice to say that first children are experiments. can you clarify?

(10) Mirna, April 30, 2013 7:13 PM


I have allways enjoyed your videos, they all have been such a blessing to me. But, this one, I have to say, has been the most impactful one! I couldnt stop crying! I am raising a grandson,and I have ask The Lord so many times, if it is His Will that I am raising this child(he has so many behavior problems.Your words"God gave you this child"send shivers all threw my body,and I couldnt stop crying. Thank you, so much. God bless you.

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