Parent-Child Dynamics Shift Before Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A family educator offers words of advice to the family.

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·        standing in front of the congregation

·        leading the congregation

·        reading from and holding the Torah

·        fear of making mistakes in front of everyone

·        the party

·        the presents

It is helpful for us to tune in to their fears, hopes, dreams, and expectations surrounding the bar/bat mitzvah. As we teach them our values and share our expectations, we can accept and respond to their needs.

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Margie Bogdanow

Margie Bogdanow is a family educator at a synagogue in Lexington, Massachusetts.