The Speaker Who Could Not Communicate: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

communicating to children requires understanding and training. as an educator for young children, you pick up the basics. i learned that effective communication to children can required getting down to their level to communicate. the child can see and understand you better. further, the child knows that the communication is directed towards them. as such,Continue reading “The Speaker Who Could Not Communicate: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the first blog post, there was a discussion of rabbi yehuda’s wisdom of advising parents to teach their children a trade so that they could be upstanding citizens. to not so, the rabbi opined would be tantamount to teaching them to steal. taking the rabbi’s advice to modern times, the term “skills” versus “trade”Continue reading “Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Return of The Psychic Cat? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for the lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. proverbs 2:5 a ten commandments’ project saying is “nothing good happens after midnight” sadly had a “psychic cat” moment. in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, a tragic shooting happened at an airbnb which had a party. at 1100pm, the police came to the residence responding toContinue reading “The Return of The Psychic Cat? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Genius Moment When I Learned To Read Upside Down: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in 11th grade, high school students reported for college or career planning with the school’s guidance counselor. it was my turn. my first visit to this office ever. my school hijinks, fortunately, never got to disciplinary level. the meeting started. on his desk was my “cume” file. the formal term for it is “cumulative file.”Continue reading “The Genius Moment When I Learned To Read Upside Down: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Honor (Other’s) Mother and Father? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house deuteronomy 6:7 parents have obligations to raise children. the torah ascribes a moral obligation. in modern society, parents have legal obligations toward their childrens’ health and welfare. the disney corporation does not have such an obligation towardContinue reading “Honor (Other’s) Mother and Father? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my one bit of wisdom to all is that “nothing good ever happens after midnight.” while the saying is a generality, it a mantra for parents to impress upon their children; and for children to impress upon themselves. let me be the bad guy, the wet blanket and the marshal of the obvious. this specialContinue reading “Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“You are never given an obstacle you cannot overcome.” reb nachman ukraine was home to reb nachman. he was the founder of the breslov chasidic movement. the reb’s words about obstacles were relevant to mr. ben-harush’s daunting task. for two babies born in the middle of the ukranian -russian conflict, perhaps the reb’s words willContinue reading “The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Munchausen Syndrome By Political Correctness? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

before this discussion, i am providing you a description of munchausen syndrome by proxy from the michigan health system. “munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a mental health problem in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderlyContinue reading “Munchausen Syndrome By Political Correctness? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Honor Your Parents (By Taking Their Keys): A Ten Commandments’ Tale

with prolonged health comes prolonged aging. many parents live to past 80 years of age. extended life leads to deteriorating motor vehicle skills. sensory losses to both to vision and hearing combined with diminished reflexes can lead to poor reaction times. as a result, unsafe and deadly driving can occur. children after often stand inContinue reading “Thou Shalt Honor Your Parents (By Taking Their Keys): A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Get Caught In A Vacuum: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i was a good kid for an extended period of time. my parents placed me in religious school. additionally, we were fixtures at saturday morning jr. congregation services. from the outside, people saw me as an upstanding child. at some point, however, i went off the rails. bad influences around me promoted petty theft andContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Get Caught In A Vacuum: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”