Meet the Parenting / Chinuch / Child Safety Forum Leader
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, Founding Dean of Monsey’s Yeshiva Darchei Noam and Director of The Center for Jewish Family Life, conducts child abuse prevention and parenting workshops internationally, and sponsors the Bnos’ One on One Big Sister Program with branches in...
My wife and I have very different views on how our kids should behave at our Shabbos meals and we would welcome your opinion.
She comes from a more rigid home than mine and my in-laws have 2-3 hour meals with everyone sitting in their seats. My parents were more laid back and gave us a great deal of freedom to be excused from the table.
Our oldest is a 12-year-old boy and his behavior (or lack thereof) at our meals caused friction in our home over Pesach. We both look forward to your comments about this issue.