Child not living up to expectations

Sherre Hirsch, Rabbi & Relationship Expert, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child has not lived up to your expectations and doesn't have the same interest as you
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So this was what was really hard for us, especially for my husband. Our son turned out totally different than he expected. When he was born, he installed this state-of-the-art basketball court, thinking that our son would become just like him, a college basketball star. Except my son's not interested. He's never been interested. The most that basketball court's been used for is a fashion runway for my daughter. So first my husband had to grieve that loss. That dream of what his son was going to be. And it was painful. But after he came through that grief, he came to see that our son is going to be different than he expected, but that he may be better. And that he would come to appreciate him for who he is and what he is, and it seems that they have a better relationship because of it.

Sherre Hirsch, Rabbi & Relationship Expert, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child has not lived up to your expectations and doesn't have the same interest as you

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Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

Rabbi & Relationship Expert

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is a mother of four, author, speaker, TV personality, teacher and the spiritual life consultant for Canyon Ranch.  After eight years at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, she stepped out from behind the formal podium to share her message in all kinds of pulpits from The Today Show to a small baptist church in Alabama.  She published her first book, We Plan, God Laughs: What to Do When Life Hits You Over the Head in 2008; her second book will be published in early 2013. Rabbi Hirsch spends her free time practicing yoga, baking brownies and playing freeze dance with her husband and children.

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