Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
As a Jewish girl living in Iran I was enraged that I was forced to wear a hijab. I was determined to attain freedom.
The Hanukkah battle isn’t over. We fight with light.
Why the new film is a disgrace.
When the media itself promotes the unchecked power of political groups and suppresses criticism of these NGOs, democracy is ill-served.
It’s crazy, I know, but I often imagine another Holocaust is right around the corner.
11 beautiful photos of shuls that were once home to thriving Jewish communities.
Has the time come to give up on the ideal of objective, unbiased journalism?
How to fight the blahs on Hanukkah.
Becoming more sensitive and more aware of the pain couples struggling with infertility are going through.
Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?
Small miracles make a great impact.
God is waiting for us to take that first step before He brings the miracle.
The greatest gift we can give our children is to recognize their unique light they can bring to the world.
8 salads for 8 days, because a salad a day keeps your weight at bay.
How do you explain this disturbing lack of gratitude?
How to get a great relationship to come to you.
We’ve really hit it off, but there are a number of differences that concern me and do not concern her.
5 strategies for dealing with post-date stress in a healthy way.
Another instance in Jewish history when a woman saves the day.
Jacob, in assuming Esau’s mission, receives both a second wife and a second name.
Unravelling one of the most cryptic episodes of the entire Torah.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
Candlelight burning so bright. You can’t ever take my light.
The Hanukkah Story in 8 hit songs.A short medley of pop music parodies through the ages.
Everything you need to know about the holiday of Chanukah - Hanukkah.
Sometimes miracles happen in the darkest places.
How about the Back-Scratch Shirt which comes with a grid on the back, like in battleship, so you can direct the scratcher to the specific itch with lightening precision.
We Jews need our own “Shark Tank.” Meet “Gefilte Tank.”
Why does it feel better to give than to receive?
Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.
Examining the Jewish contribution to Western civilization. With a Chanukah tie-in.
Miracles do sometimes happen. Based on a true story. A timely Hanukkah message.
July 6, 2013
July 11, 2013 4:12 PM
Subtle undetectable course corrections
Its easier to explain away after the fact - with children, than trying to motivate change. Change is unknown, scary. so parents should formulate an action plan that gradually, invisibly cut electronics time but increases family and real ppl time. People always come before things. But a child will never learn it unless they "catch" it by way of example from the parents. If children get one on one time and feel the warmth of emotional closeness and approval, respect that their view counts and has worth. They will forget the electronics...and of course timers on the decoder, help too. with teenagers the added difficulty is pressure to conform - everyone's doing it. Its never too late. little by little. We once sent a group to help dig for water drums to be installed in Africa. the 14 yr old came back, with a greater reality of real life and real ppl than before. He didnt even miss the gagets while there.
July 6, 2013 8:37 PM
too dramatic a changeover
Whatever our policies, they need to be implemented within the current context - not make such a sudden change-over that kids can't stand a chance at adapting or appreciating alternatives.
July 11, 2013 5:07 PM
Starting late here
These parents should have set rules and boundaries way,way before this confrontation. They just sit there and allow this girl to speak to them disrespectfully; shows they did not take parenting seriously. It starts from birth.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.