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Human Development

The 100 Languages of Children Meet the 70 Faces of Torah: Preparing the Encounter of Jewish and Reggio Emilia-Style Approaches to Early Childhood

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein and Deb Schein describe their assumptions and search for a metaphor to describe the groundbreaking work they are doing in bringing the philosophy of early childhood education from the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy to Jewish early childhood education in North America.
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The Spirituality of Setting Limits: Reflections on Parenting and Discipline

Rabbi Shai Gluskin offers a personal reflection on setting limits as a parent and the personal growth he experienced as a result of deeply engaging with that aspect of parenting. The author looks towards some of the language of Jewish mysticism to help explain the balance of unconditional and conditional love; both are needed in the raising of children.
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