To Single Parents and Teenagers Who r’l Lost a Parent:
For the past three years, I wrote or released a column on the day of my father’s yartzeit in his memory; an open letter of chizuk to kids who lost a parent, a kid-friendly explanation of the theme and practices of the Yahrtzeit day, and a column begging parents who are divorcing, to do so in a way that shields the children from the ravages of strife (Father of the Man – Please Listen to Little Yankie).
As my father’s 47th yahrtzeit is approaching, and I will be writing that column soon, I would appreciate your input/request. Are there any related issues that you would like addressed? I am open to any suggestions – such as the topics of single parenting, blended families, kids getting along with step-siblings, etc. Kindly post your thoughts in the comment section of this thread or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if it is private in nature.
One more request, please. Project YES is in the process of strategic planning, which involves evaluating the programs we currently run and considering ways to meet the ever-changing needs of the families who turn to us for assistance. It would be most helpful if you would share with us 1) ideas for programs that would help single parents/blended families (for example, workshops with these targeted themes) 2) needs that are not being met by agencies like ours that you would like us to consider addressing.
Thanks for taking to time to read this, and may Hashem grant you a Chag Kosher Ve’somayach,
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