Ladies today we discuss a topic that is near and dear to most of us: marriage and parenting! We can never learn enough about it, in fact we should be constantly learning about it! Because as my guest today will tell you, both marriage and parenting require work! I have Sarah Chana Radcliffe a foremost expert on the topic of marriage & parenting. Sarah Chana is a psychologist in private practice, and the author of the much acclaimed parenting books Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice and The Fear Fix. In addition, she has published 6 other books on Jewish family life and emotional well-being, including her latest work Make Yourself at Home: Family Life as a Key to Personal Growth, which we discuss today. Sarah Chana is a weekly columnist for the Family First section of the internationally distributed Mishpacha Magazine and a regular contributor to the parenting pages of chabad.org. She conducts online webinars for Jewish Workshops and writes and presents on topics relating to relationships, parenting and stress management both locally and internationally.
I have been a big fan of Sarah Chana’s work for a number of years now and I’m thrilled to have her on the show. She is so knowledgable, so real and practical. Plus, her foundation and knowledge of Torah comes through her work, which makes it all the more special. She’s extremely prolific in her work and is a constant resource of great information. In fact you can go to dailyparentingposts.com to receive her parenting, family life and emotional well being tips right in your inbox four times a week.
Sarah Chana and I about family life as an opportunity for personal growth. We discuss the difference between popular culture’s concept of marriage and Jewish marriage. When is divorce and option and why it should be a last resort. What is the number one thing that we can all be doing right now to nourish and strengthen the romantic relationship with our spouses? Sarah Chana walks us through good feeling communication, what is it and how do we achieve it and the optimal ratios of positive to negative interactions with our spouses and children. And you’d be surprised to hear why Sarah Chana is not a fan of the Jewish concept of nachas. This and much more, in this insightful conversation with: Sarah Chana Radciff.