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16 10, 2014

BLOG-Make It about YES, Make It about JOY!

By |2021-01-28T04:51:57-05:00October 16, 2014|Executive Functioning|

With the beginning of the school year approaching, it is a good time to reflect on our own behavior and the behavior of others we can influence. We all are eager to grow as people and to help develop the people in our charge. But, the real challenge is how can we make lasting and meaningful changes? The answer is NOT by denying, screaming, and focusing on the negative. Instead what we know is that in order to make lasting and real change, we need to come from a place of JOY and a place of “YES”! To see how [...]

16 09, 2014

What Brandy has Taught Me about Working with Children: A Jewish Lens

By |2021-01-28T04:52:37-05:00September 16, 2014|Children/Adolescents, Executive Functioning, Parenting|

[contentblock id=car-quote quote=”A righteous man knows the soul of his animal.” author=”Proverbs 12:10″] Judaism has always recognized the link between the way we treat animals and the way a person treats human beings. In the Bible, those who care for animals are often the heroes. For example, Moses and King David, heroes in the bible, were shepherds. In addition, several commandments demonstrate concern for the physical and psychological suffering of animals. For example, we are not permitted to kill an animal in the same day as its young (Lev: 22:28), and we are specifically commanded to send away a mother [...]

16 09, 2014

Making New Habits and Building Willpower – It’s Not Just for Dieting

By |2021-01-28T04:55:00-05:00September 16, 2014|Executive Functioning|

As New Year’s Eve comes around I thought it was a good time to share this article. Happy New Year’s to you. As a psychologist, I am often struck by how both children and adults desire to change, but when faced with the obstacle they want to tackle, they fall back onto old habits. I recently read a number of books on willpower and habit formation* and realized that these books hold the key to making the changes people really want to implement. So if you are interested in changing your waistline, or the tone you use when speaking to [...]