The "Bayit Ham" Social Experiment

This year the education ministry started a new project known as Bayit Ham, or "warm house." A few times a year groups of 4-5 children meet at one of their homes for an activity planned by the parents. Considering how much parental involvement is for the project, I'm surprised at the level … [Read more...]

Stepping Off Your Teen’s Emotional Rollercoaster

A reader writes: I had 3 sons when my oldest daughter was born. When the boys became teens everyone told me, "Just wait till your daughter reaches that age." I was worried about mother/daughter issues,  clothing, boundary issues, surliness, rebellion. Now she is 12 and what I've gotten instead is … [Read more...]