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Overcoming the Tefillah Challenge
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Written by Yisroel
Updated over a week ago

Does your child find Tefillah challenging? Do they come to shul and feel disconnected and unmotivated to daven?

(Torah Live actor Josh, during a challenging moment in davening in the "Emunah & Tefillah" series)

Many parents are faced with this challenge. Sometimes what seems so obvious to us - the beauty of Shabbos, the power of Tefillah can often not be that important to the child. There are obviously many many reasons why this happens, I wanted to present a Torah Live solution that many parents have found to be very helpful.


A mother sent us an email some time ago sharing with us that her daughter was struggling with Tefillah. She slept late every day, she didn't go to shul on Shabbos with the rest of the family and was slowly disconnecting herself from the world of Tefillah. The mother realized very quickly that yelling and punishing her daughter wasn't going to work and she was looking for a creative approach to this delicate challenge.

She approached her daughter one day and said - "I'm not asking you to wake up on time or to come to shul etc. However, I wanted to know if you would be interested in watching this "Emunah & Tefillah" series with me? Just you and me, mother and daughter time". The daughter happily agreed.

The mother reported that the series had a powerful influence on her daughter. It was a long process - they would watch a section and discuss it and then continue the series the following week. Her daughter was slowly coming back to the world of Tefillah, she told her mother that so many complicated ideas that she was struggling with were finally answered in this series and the quality time they spent together discussing them was even more meaningful.


This is just one of the many examples that we've received from parents who have utilized this series to deepen their relationship with their children. The advantage of the "Emunah & Tefillah" series is that it's very structured. It starts from the foundations of Emunah (faith) and it works its way up to the world of Tefillah. So any child (or adult🙂) who has basic questions (and more than often some challenging questions)…this series does not shy away at all from the complicated questions that we all might have on Tefillah.

Have you watched the "Emunah & Tefillah" series already? Please share with us your thoughts, we're a chat away!

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