Lesson 4: The Teen Years (12 - 20)

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Lesson 4: The Teen Years (12 - 20)

Published: December 3, 2013
Originally recorded: February 14, 2011

Lesson Highlights

  •  Kabbalistic insights into the Bar and Bat Mitzvah: at the age of 12 for girls, 13 for boys all children receive the ability to connect and draw Light through their own actions
  • The Bar/Bat Mitzvah connection is a support system to support children with this additional energy
  • The battle of the teen years
  • Bread of Shame causes mood swings
  • Teens pushing their parents away is a healthy process
  • Encouraging teens to focus and explore their passions and interests
  • Tools or consequences
  • Setting clear boundaries
  • It is not about us: not taking our teen's reactions personally
  • Life as an ongoing process of change

Lesson Description

Click Here to view the episode of Frontline that Michal refers to in this lesson.

Control versus influence. That’s the name of the new game in Step 4, Actualization.

From the ages of 12 through 20 children are learning how to handle the additional level of soul they have received, a process of trial and error that can be painful for parents to watch.

Join Michal as she discusses the kabbalistic concept of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, when children are imbued with the ability to exercise free will and begin the process of taking responsibility for their lives.

As parents, understanding the spiritual meaning of your new role and learning to let go of control, knowing when to step in and when to let your child go through their process, while still maintaining influence in the direction your child’s life provides them with the support they need to reveal their potential.

About This Course

Join Michal Berg, the President and CEO of Spirituality For Kids as she shares tools and techniques based in kabbalistic teachings and her experiences as a parent in this powerful course designed to bring spirituality and practical tools into our lives as we take care of ourselves and our children. 

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