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When Tragedy Strikes at Our Hearts

Jews in Israel and around the world were wishing one another a peaceful shabbat and happy holiday when terror and tragedy shattered what should have been a time of joy. This weekend’s tragedy struck at the heart of our lives and identities as Jews and left us – individually and collectively – feeling shock and grief and struggling to understand why.

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Encouraging Tolerance in a Culture of Diversity

We live in a culturally diverse world and yet are children will likely witness or even experience intolerance. How do we encourage our children to learn about others and to respect and appreciate the similarities, as well as the differences among us?

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Control, Anxiety, and Outbursts

Kids with anxiety often have issues with control that lead them to feel powerless and compounds their anxiety. The good news is there are steps you can take to help your child learn how to manage anxious feelings and have a greater sense of control.

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Why Kids Need Therapy During Summer

Summer is usually a time when families are traveling on vacations and children are busy experiencing new adventures at camps. But, if your child has been receiving therapy during the rest of the year, it can be particularly important to maintain that consistency during the summer months.

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My Daughter Plays with Trucks, My Son Wears a Tutu

Our preconceived notions of our child’s gender expression whether in clothes, favorite toys, or activities oftentimes align with the stereotypes.  But what do we do, if anything, when our young child is not expressive in the ways we think of as “the norm?”

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Helicopter Parents

By Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.
Hovering over our child, being wrapped up in their accomplishments, or solving their problems for them may make us feel like a better parent, but in reality, we are doing just the opposite.

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