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Pilot Opens in Select Preschools

A new pilot program, developed by Mrs. Sima Susskind of Morristown, NJ, is opening in only 12 Chabad preschools. Full Story

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TEAM PROGRAM
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TEAM PROGRAM

GREAT IDEA! SO IMPORTANT! BEST WISHES FOR MUCH HATZLACHA! SPECIAL THANKS TO SS!

Adina altein
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Adina altein

Adina Altein is amazing

homeschool
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homeschool

can homeschooling parents /shluchim use it too? or is it for schools only?

Adina
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Adina

your speech @ the kinus are still ringing in my ear’s
and is helping me with my shlichus-
a strugeling Shlucha

Question
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Question

While I am not putting down this concept, I would like to know if there is any research backing up the effectiveness and long term results of this method. Something that may look good in paper may not necessarily reflect in better middos is the future.

MUCH BETTER results could probably be obtained by eliminating/reducing/filtering the internet from our homes and eliminating the cell phones from our dining rooms and shuls.

It's a shame
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It's a shame

Pittsburgh didn’t get in on this….

nay sayer
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nay sayer

Not to be a nay sayer but although the authoress is an amazing person, the school this probably was developed in isn’t, if the rest of the teachers in a school and parents aren’t behind middos training nothing will work till the child is old enough to be responsible for themselves.

attn #5
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attn #5

what would be even more effective would be to hide under our covers and not get out of bed all day to avoid any negative influence

you can’t run away from the direction the world is going but you can strengthen kids from within to stand up against it- as this program is trying to do- build emotionally and socially healthy children

attn 8, rachmana litzlan
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attn 8, rachmana litzlan

I guess the Crown Heights community has stood “against it”.

We are indeed a model for tznius (girls) and hasmada (boys)

response to nay sayer
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response to nay sayer

“the school this probably was developed in isn’t”. your wordf sound to me like a serious dose of lashon horah and motzi shem rah. “chachamim hizoharu bidivreichem” – part of being an example of good midos is being careful with what one says and writes, and to realize the powerful effect of ones words.

Morristowner
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Morristowner

The program is amazing.
My child was in Morah Sima’s class as she was developing the program.
The puppets shows were the highlight of the week.
I was very impressed by her creative characters.

Response to #5
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Response to #5

1. People have had character flaws (“bad midos”) since time immemorial, long before cell phones and the internet were invented. 2. More importantly: you (and others like you) clearly fail to see the forest for the trees. Training people to refine their midos from the perspective of Chassidus is very different than that of the rest of the Jewish world. Their approach to modifying behavior is from outside-in: deal with specific behaviors, address particular manifestations of bad character traits, “prune” the tree of its ugly branches, and voila! we’ll have a gorgeous tree. Chassidus turns this all on its head.… Read more »

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