No one ever said raising children was easy, but in today's world, having children can sometimes be overwhelming. As technology, video games and TV decentralize the family, parents juggle demanding work responsibilities and children grow up faster than ever before, parents face increasing difficulty in raising children, Rabbi Shmuley says. He shares advice for parents on how to react when they feel powerless.
"We all love our children, but that doesn't mean that we always like our children. When you feel, at times, alienated from your kids, it doesn't mean that you're a bad person, so don't feel guilty. Rather, move toward taking control of an out-of-control situation so that your experience as a parent becomes a pleasant one that is a blessing."
Published on May 28, 2008