(This article first appeared in the Huffington Post.) When you get stuck in despair, fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, disappointment, confusion or any other emotion, the last thing you want to do is move on from that challenging place. Your feelings are real and raw, and holding onto them often times feels like the only way […]
(This article appeared first on The Huffington Post.) I played Rummikub the other day with my kids. As we chose our tiles, I suddenly heard reactions of joy and cries of disappointment. â€śYes!â€ť one child boasted. â€ťI got great tiles!â€ť â€ťUmph!â€ť sighed another. â€śThis isnâ€™t fair! I got the worst tiles in the world! Iâ€™m gonna […]
This article first appear on Kveller. Yesterday evening, I received a message from a community member stating that my 8-year-old son teased and mocked another child while playing on the basketball court of our kibbutz. Apparently, my childâ€™s harassment was so harsh and extreme that it led his friend to run home in tears. As […]
Last week when my four children woke up in excitement for the first day of school (well, most of them woke up that way), I found myself thinking about my greatest wish for them. Please click here to continue reading my article which was published on the Huffington Post.
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Week-long school breaks are always crazy for me. Three-week-long school breaks even more so. I’m in the midst of one and doing my best to stay sane. I’m not complaining. I know I am blessed that I can spend 24/7 with my kids for almost 3 full weeks. Â Really! But, it’s not easy because a) […]
S.T.U.C.K. is not aÂ chidush. The ideas behind itÂ can be found in psychology and in Eastern philosophy. S.T.U.C.K. is just another way, (a useful, effective, and reliable way, albeit), to provide a person tools to cope with and move on from challenging life situations. Apparently, it can also be found in the Bible. I realized this […]
Last week was winter vacation from school in Israel. In the past few years, I filled each day of vacation with some sort of fun family-packed event for my kids such as hikes, museums, and festivals. And, as a member of the Israeli National Park system, I’ve been taking my kids to as many as […]
Today I woke up with an itch to clean the house. Maybe it’s because I’ve kind of neglected my house over the past few weeks. Maybe it’s because today is the first day of winter school break, I have no work and I have no activities planned for the kids today. So, when I woke […]
Before I even wake up in the morning, I know that my phone has received messages throughout the night. E-mails from friends and family in the States (7 hours behind me) and those living on my kibbutz that go to sleep later than I (which is nearly everyone!) and plenty of whatsapp messages from the […]