Cookie Schwaeber-Issan

Cookie Schwaeber-Issan
Cookie is the Managing Director and Donor Support Coordinator, Makor HaTikvah Messianic Day School Cookie is the Managing Director and Donor Support Coordinator, Makor HaTikvah Messianic Day School

Getting children into a healthy sleep routine

Cookie writes, "As educators, we often hear complaints both by parents and children that their children are not getting enough sleep at night. Either they go to bed too late or are unable to fall asleep. This often results in children arriving school feeling tired, sometimes sick and also with diminished energy which impacts their academic performance."

No anger spoken here

Cookie writes, "Bad habits seem to pass from generation to generation, and lack of patience and a calm spirit is right up there on the top of the list. How do we as parents and educators correct our children?"

He Created them Male and Female

Cookie writes, "In today’s world, we are suddenly being faced with the issue of “transgender” identity – girls trapped in a boy’s body and vice-versa. Yet, in order to believe whether or not this is a legitimate and real issue, we must first understand the spiritual connotations to this new dilemma."

Former Messianic Day School Student Stabbed by Terrorist

It was 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 27th when the radio news report announced that an Israeli soldier had been involved in a terrorist stabbing at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Who would’ve ever thought that it was Seth, a former Makor HaTikvah student?

Does Your Child Have Empathy?

Empathy is the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions. Why is that so important for your children to develop early on?

The Secret to Being the Best Parent Possible

If someone were to ask most of us whether or not our parents loved us, most of us would answer with a resounding, “Yes,...

A Response to “A Call for Unity – Mission Impossible”

I felt compelled to respond to Jack Sara’s article not because I doubt Jack’s sincerity for our nation and our body to be unified but rather to scripturally clarify...

When He Is Old, He Will Not Depart From It

One of the most familiar scriptures to every parent is Proverbs 22:6 which says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Yet, knowing the verse doesn’t guarantee taking up the charge in a way which will truly yield the desired results.