After years of hearing people's woes about their parents, I concluded five main points that everyone - young and old - would love (or have loved) to see in their parents. Try these and see if you agree:
1. I want my parents to truly care about me.
2. I want my parents to believe in me. That means never to cut me down or belittle me.
3. I want my parents to recognize and appreciate my individuality. That means acknowledging that I have my own strengths and weaknesses and never judging me by comparing me to anyone else.
4. I want my parents to be genuinely interested in how I feel.
5. I want my parents to give me a listening ear.
Isn't it only fair and ethical that we give our children the type of parents that we would have wanted for ourselves? If you really care about your children, you'll want to read 5 Minutes to Super Parenting, my feature article in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.
Also featured this week:
Rabbi Shalom Arush - The Tree of Life, Now!
Dr. Zev Ballen - Popularity in a Flash
Racheli Reckles - Unbearable
Alizah Teitelbaum - The Bright Side of Darkness
Yehudit Channen - Temptation Bait
Elisheva Burda - Anya - this is such a moving story about a distant cousin of ours from Odessa, and a slap in the face to Holocaust deniers - don't miss it...
David Ben Horin - Divine Representation
Blessings for the loveliest of lovely new weeks!