Why is Parenting so Difficult? Navigating the waters
Are you tempted to say that it’s because children don’t respect their parents the way they used to? Maybe because teenagers are so hard to talk to nowadays; or because children are exposed to so many negative influences; or because extended families are so scattered. Listen for the answers to Why? and How to Navigate the Waters!
Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, is the former Director of Parent Mentoring and creator of The KESHER School Program for Agudath Israel of America’s Project YES.
Rabbi Ackerman consults with Hanhala, Rebbeim, and teachers to develop both school-wide and classroom-specific policies to help children succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially. He guides educators in addressing problem behaviors by developing incentive and consequence systems for classes and individuals. He helps teachers coordinate services with school psychologists, guidance counselors, and resource room personnel.
He created the “Confident and Relaxed Teachers” Workshop, addressing classroom management skills, effective communication with parents, and team building with colleagues.
Rabbi Ackerman provides short and long term school-based interventions for at-risk children, adolescents, and teens in individual treatment and together with their families.
Rabbi Ackerman guides educators in connecting with children, forming relationships that foster respect, cooperation, and learning.
His articles have appeared in Binah Magazine and Mishpacha Family First, and he writes a weekly column which appears in The Flatbush Jewish Journal, The Front Page, and The Jewish Connection.
Rabbi Y S Ackerman
685 E. 5 Street
1052 East 31st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: (718) 344-6575
Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman