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Stop the Cutting

Stop the Cutting

Helping your teen eliminate self-injury.

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YAAKOV SALOMON'S NEW BOOK, SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

 

Some people are funny. Some are insightful. Some are cynical. Some find a humorous touch in everything. Others find irony. Some write beautifully. Few people do them all as well as Rabbi Yaakov Salomon does. Entertaining, inspiring, astute, he has the uncommon ability to look something to give us pause and make us think. His new book, Something to Think About , gives us just that -- with a healthy dose of wit and charm. Click here to order.

 

Published: August 18, 2007


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Visitor Comments: 11

(10) Anonymous, December 22, 2013 5:43 AM

for attention?!?!?!

SI is NOT for attention. Cutters strive to cover up their wounds so that nobody will know. It's not for attention otherwise cutters would display their cuts more openly.

(9) Fernando Ocumare, September 9, 2007 11:05 PM

Dear Rabbi Salomon,
I totally agree with you. I have three kids of my own, including a teenage daughter; it's not easy but, I know for a fact that if you pay attention to what they say and ask; if you create a safe place for them to come and talk and express themselves; with you first, not with a friend or stranger but you, and you remain receptive to their questions and ideas and doubts; things will get better. It takes time and patiente; also the full participation and cooperation of your spouse; both of you have to be on the same page, synchronized on becoming the shelter they seek in those hard and confusing times. You have to become their source of wisdom, you have to encourage them to choose wisely by letting them know how valuable and smart they are. You have to show them that it's not the end of the world when things go wrong, when they get a bad grade or when they feel confused about any subject...Just let them know that you love them and the most important thing,,, There's a G-D that loves them....

Fernando Ocumare

(8) DR Thomas M. DiResta, August 27, 2007 5:06 PM

I have personally experienced the phenonema of self mutilation in my immediate family, & only by the good grace of Hashem was a tragedy averted; more exposure to get the message to all teens is needed, thank you---Tom

(7) Anonymous, August 26, 2007 3:52 AM

Thank you taking on such a tough and unpopular topic.

(6) Anonymous, August 26, 2007 3:51 AM

Dear Rabbi Salomon,
I totally agree with you. I have three kids of my own, including a teenage daughter; it's not easy but, I know for a fact that if you pay attention to what they say and ask; if you create a safe place for them to come and talk and express themselves; with you first, not with a friend or stranger but you, and you remain receptive to their questions and ideas and doubts; things will get better. It takes time and patiente; also the full participation and cooperation of your spouse; both of you have to be on the same page, synchronized on becoming the shelter they seek in those hard and confusing times. You have to become their source of wisdom, you have to encourage them to choose wisely by letting them know how valuable and smart they are. You have to show them that it's not the end of the world when things go wrong, when they get a bad grade or when they feel confused about any subject...Just let them know that you love them and the most important thing,,, There's a G-D that loves them....

Fernando Ocumare

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