Back on Track Yisroel BesserWhen Sender Kaszirer was looking for a position in chinuch, he made a quick calculation: He would go where he was needed, not where others expected him to go. But Lakewood wasn’t ready for a high school where talmidim wear colored shirts or jeans, so he established the mesivta in nearby Eatontown, with an approach tailor-made to the individual student regardless of history or past struggles. “As parents we give children the benefit of the doubt. As mechanchim, we have the same responsibility.”
Helpline, Hotline, Lifeline
Malky Lowinger | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
By any name, mental health helplines staffed by volunteers provide care, sensitivity, and a virtual shoulder to cry on for residents of greater New York. Here are their stories.
Because It Was Possible
C.S. Teitelbaum | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Nicholas Winton was a stockbroker in London when the Nazis began their rampage across Europe. Would he be able to pull off the rescue of hundreds of children who faced certain death? When he marked his 105th birthday recently, he was witness to the answer: a retinue of guests who owe him their lives.
Keys to Success
Malkie Schulman Tuesday, August 26, 2014
We all want our children to do well in school. But what are the characteristics children need to progress and mature? Three veteran teachers offer their takes on the most important qualities for success in the classroom — both for teachers and students.
The Boy Nobody Wants To Play With
Esther Rabi Tuesday, August 26, 2014
When you’re a child, your friends are your world. But not every child instinctively knows how to make — or keep — friends. What parents can do to help a friendless child.
How to Get Your Child to Like Almost Anything
C. Rosenberg Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Want to make sure your child doesn’t abhor math homework? Tired of continually cleaning up after your kids? Here’s how you can help your children actually enjoy these important life skills.
A Force to Be Reckoned With
Rachel Stein Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Towering over all the boys in his class, Aryeh Star was a force to be reckoned with. He was big, he was loud, and he was scary. No one in his right mind would mess with him. The boys learned early on, at the beginning of the year when he joined their class, that it wasn’t worth their while.
R. Atkins Tuesday, August 26, 2014
“This is the life!” Mommy sighed blissfully, looking around at the magnificent view. The rest of the Morrises couldn’t help but agree. As vacation came to a close, the Morrises were spending a couple of days in a small cottage in the country, surrounded by beautiful scenery.
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