Is My Kid Normal?

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In this essential class for parents and educators, Rabbi Bloom explores the child's developmental stages from both a Torah and psychological perspective and explores their significance in terms of developing self esteem and self confidence. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: …

Shame v. Guilt and Why It's Important

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom explores the concepts of  shame and guilt, why they appear to be similar, and more importantly, how they are essentially different. He uses Torah sources to illustrate how Judaism embraces guilt rather than shame and explains how guilt can be utilized as a positive force of growth and fulfillment. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate…

The First Lesson: Responsibility

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In this Torah based lecture Rabbi Bloom uses the story of the first human being to explore humanity's first lesson: Responsibility. He then uses this as a model for parenting our own children. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent education) Students …

Am I Empathizing with My Child or Entitling Him?

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In this engaging lecture Rabbi Bloom explores the fine line between empathizing with one's child and enabling him. The key is understanding what empathy truly is and utilizing specific skills and communication styles to express it. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: …

Dating After Diapers

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In this informative presentation Rabbi Bloom gives couples a Torah based, practical approach to enhancing the marital bond after the blessing of children. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent Night) Synagogues (Adult Ed.) Dinners/Fundraisers Scholar…

Compassionate Parenting - Nurturing the Future

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom uses the subtle depth of the Hebrew language to show how the core of parenting is compassion. Combining theory and practical guidance he encourages all of us to relate to ourselves and our children with great humanity and tenderness. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 45 minutes Lecture - 20…

The School of Love - Reframing Challenging Behavior

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom uses Torah sources and modern psychological research to encourage parents and educators to develop their ability to reframe childrens' behavior using a lens of generosity. Lessons are made relevant and practical by introducing case studies as well and practical tools that can be immediately applied. This class can be presented as a lecture of in-depth text study. Approximate…

Parent Like a Leader Not a Boss

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom compares and contrasts different parenting styles. Using Torah sources and modern insights into leadership he makes the case that our children need us to be leaders not managers. This class can be given as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 45 minutes Lecture - 20 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Professional development/parent…

The Torah's Growth Mindset

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom shows how the Torah first authenticated the "Growth Mindset" recently developed by the prominent Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. He shares how it can foster our own spiritual growth and how we can teach it to our children. This can be presented in a text based study or a lecture format.  Target Audiences: Schools (Professional development/parent education) …