MEETING WITH PARENTS

Something very strange is happening. I’m sitting in a room with a pair of parents. They came to ask for my help. She is an eloquent, very intelligent and open woman. He is a charming, enthusiastic, curious and very charismatic man. They are both people who have seen a lot and done a lot and 

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Difficulties as a Language

Our children speak to us.   What it is that I am saying to you is that all these troubles you are having now with your child are actually a form of communication. Through hardships our child is trying to tell us something that is not easy for us to hear. I’m not implying that 

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That’s how it goes

That’s how it goes A child who gives in, continues to survive as an adult. An adult, when he stops giving in – begins to live, as a child. Don’t give in. I didn’t. There will always be those who say: “There’s nothing you can do, that’s the situation… But the child who wants to 

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From Imposing to Listening

Children are not born today for nothing. The time in which we live is a special one. A time when children can request and receive. A time when more and more parents’ honest desire is to be able to respond to their children’s deep requests. It’s a good time to be born. It may be 

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Hell in the back seat

Why should we listen? Another image from life: Traveling north. The family had arranged to meet the Feldmans at the Movil Junction. How wonderful. After ten minutes Shirit (three years old) bursts into heartrending tears. She had remembered that she forgot Nudnik, her stuffed goat, whom she had placed in her pink bag yesterday, and 

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Alone in the Dark next to the Ice Cream Truck

Friday afternoon. The timeless melody of Johann Strauss sounds through the neighborhood. A sweet four-year-old girl runs hastily to the door. “Yes! The ice cream truck is here!” In an incredible feat of strength she manages to turn the door handle. She pushes through the door, charges down the path and out the gate, and 

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Are we really okay?

Everything’s okay. There’s a concept like this. Do you recognize it? Sometimes it’s very tempting to believe it. It’s an attitude, one might say a worldview, according to which “everything is okay”. Yes, yes, everything’s okay. We’re okay. By we, I mean you and me, those who are “okay”, we’re just fine. When we look 

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The Law of the Conservation of Rage

…a masked young man, holding a knife. When he’s done speaking, he beheads the man at his side… Throughout history, we had many public executions at the village square. I believe we never had executions that were watched by so many. My instinctive reaction was: “This is awful, how is this possible, these are human 

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how did we forget the request we put forth?

(To Tali Feig – thanks for the accurate translation). In the well known Jewish legends of the sages, an angel descends from the sky, with his fingers he touches a newborn baby above the lips, thus erasing from him all the knowledge he came with from upper worlds. This touch allows the baby the innocence, 

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