Happiness is Homemade is a timely resource that helps families navigate contemporary life. The book is the product of more than thirty years of research and counseling Jewish families and individuals who come from a broad range of observance levels.
Recognizing the influences and dynamics that are unique and particular to our times, the book explores why some of the educational methods that were successful in the past have limited impact today - and, more importantly, it tells us what works! Happiness is Homemade is founded solidly on the Torah's enduring wisdom, and bears approbations from Rabbi Chaim Pinchus Scheinberg, Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon, Rabbi Eliyahu Ber Watchfogel and Rabbi Eliyahu Fisher.
This book examines such common issues as:
- how to nurture respect and responsibility
- how to provide appropriate attention
- how to establish and maintain boundaries
- how to deal with sibling rivalry
- how to guide teens through the adolescent years
- how to diffuse rebellion, apathy and obstinacy
- how to boost self-esteem
Author Rachel Arbus is a highly respected and recognized parenting and marriage counselor in Eretz Yisrael. She is the director of Jerusalem-based Pathways in Jewish Education (Nesivos BeChinuch HaYehudi). Her popular seminars and workshops have equipped countless parents with practical approaches to raising positive children.