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Dena Gorkin

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Dena Gorkin is the founder and principal of Bnos Chomesh Academy high school for girls. She has lectured extensively on topics of education and parenting. Dena lives in Crown Heights with her family.
Bad things make more noise, but we need to make a concerted effort to see and pay attention to all the positive things.
Here's how to help children rationalize their emotions and work on solutions.
Set the stage for success by setting concrete steps to catch children before they fall.
An environment filled with laughter and light moments will be more conducive to growth.
When confronted with a challenge, teach your child to ask direct questions like "what can we do to solve this problem?" and "how can we get this obstacle out of our way?"
Once a child is physically and emotionally well, she will be more open to ideas of personal and spiritual growth.
I crawl out of bed as the sun slowly rises I take a deep breath and prepare for surprises Each morning brings all kinds of interesting news And there's always a voice asking, "Where are my shoes?"
I have always had great admiration for those creative people who can take a difficult or complicated task and make it easier. And when it comes to parenting, who is not looking for a few shortcuts?
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