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STUCK on GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Well, doesn’t any “normal” parent have them from their children? And, as the mother of relatively young children, I’m not talking about college acceptances, marriage partners, or professions, but rather the simple things like: Treating others with respect, Sharing your toys and your snacks, Chewing with your mouth closed, Not interrupting when others are speaking, […]

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STUCK on What Do I Do With All This Sugar?

Cakes. Cookies. Muffins. Chocolates. Hard candies. Lollipops. Marshmallows. I guess you can say it kind of felt like Halloween around here. But, it wasn’t. It was the Jewish holiday of Purim. During which there’s a mitzvah (commandment of a good deed) to send gifts of food to at least one friend. In our modern life, […]

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STUCK on “You NEED to APOLOGIZE!”

 My child got physically injured last week. By another child. In our community. Unintentionally. (You don’t really need to know, but I’ll tell you anyway: The injury was so bad that my child was rushed to the hospital and got stitches.) Due to a rock thrown at her head. Yes, I’m reminding you, it was […]

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