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Author Archive for Adina Soclof

About the Author:

Adina Soclof, a certified Speech Pathologist, received her masters degree from Hunter College in New York in Communication Sciences. Adina worked as a Speech Pathologist in preschools for the developmentally disabled in the New York area before staying home full time with her family. She reentered the workforce as a Parent Educator for Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau facilitating “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry” and “Raising a Spirited Child”. She has been featured at numerous non profit organizations and private schools in Cleveland. Adina developed TEAM Communication Ventures and conducts parenting and teacher workshops via telephone nationwide. Adina lives with her husband and four lively children in Cleveland, Ohio. Her website is Parenting Simply.
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Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are serious holidays, full of soul searching and repentance. In trying to help her kids understand that repentance doesn't have to be scary, Adina Soclof practices a simple three-step plan, one that eliminates lectures or admonishments.
Shavuot and Mother's Day: Three Ways To Be a Great Mom

Shavuot and Mother’s Day: Three Ways To Be a Great Mom

When Shavuot came right after Mother's Day, it got Adina Socolf thinking about how principles of her faith help her become a better parent. In this essay, she shares three teachings that any mothers can take to heart.
Getting Kids To Listen

Getting Kids To Listen

Are you having trouble getting your kids to listen? Adina Socolf knows you can't make children listen...but you can help them learn.
Passover Prep...with Kids

Passover Prep…with Kids

As part of the preparation for Passover, most Jewish families do a thorough cleaning of their homes. Even if you don't celebrate Passover, you won't want to miss author Adina Soclof's five tips for encouraging children to help around the house and prepare for holiday festivities.
Spiritual Sundays: Looking for the Good

Spiritual Sundays: Looking for the Good

Jewish tradition has always reinforced this concept that G-d is good, his ways are good, and his creations are good. It seems that we are supposed to constantly remind ourselves of this as a basic principle of Judaism. Can we apply this concept of looking for the good when we parent?
Saying Little, Doing Much

Saying Little, Doing Much

Lecturing and moralizing (i.e. talking a lot) does not help our kids improve their behavior. A short statement of our beliefs and then silence can do all the teaching we need. We can even use just one word to help us get our point across.
Is Your Child Struggling with School? 7 Simple Ways You Can Help

Is Your Child Struggling with School? 7 Simple Ways You Can Help

Is your child struggling in school? Education expert Adina Soclof has 7 simple methods to help you help your child get on track.