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How to reduce restlessness among tweens and teens at services

Also: Bar Mitzvah 101 for the non-Jew

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bar_and_bat_mitzvahs/article/how_to_reduce_restlessness_among_tweens_and_teens_at_services_20070511

Author Gail Anthony Greenberg attributes the change to a societal trend empowering kids to make their own decisions. "These days, we give children more latitude," she added. As a result, many rabbis, administrators, parents and even bar mitzvah party vendors take preventative measures to quell chatty, restless or precocious preteen guests from being disruptive at bar mitzvah ceremonies and receptions.

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