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Our Shiva Experience

Our Shiva Experience

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Sharing our friend's pain is more important than sharing their joy.

Back to School Challenges

Back to School Challenges

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It's not only the kids who have a hard time. Anyone who carpools will totally relate.

Each Day a Masterpiece

Each Day a Masterpiece

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This Yom Kippur I'll be thinking about living every moment to its fullest.

Acceptance

Acceptance

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The healthy response to all of life’s challenges, including Rosh Hashana.

The Marriage Quiz

The Marriage Quiz

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Answering the following questions is a great place to start preparing for the High Holidays.

Why Have Children?

Why Have Children?

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Is being a parent more difficult and less rewarding than expected?

The Makeup Wars

The Makeup Wars

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Adolescence is really about conformity, not rebellion.

Widows and Orphans

Widows and Orphans

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Their pain is very great and it’s too easy to forget about them.

Courting Danger

Courting Danger

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What is the appeal of risking your life to climb a mountain?

The Soul of Marriage

The Soul of Marriage

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What can I do today to give my spouse pleasure?

Caught on Camera

Caught on Camera

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Everything you say is being recorded.

What's for Dinner?

What's for Dinner?

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Why does such a simple question inspire such dread?

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

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Yes it's a luxury, but it's worth it.

Confidant

Confidant

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Unfortunately, a good friend is a rarity.

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

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Lessons from the Gores' divorce.

Insulted

Insulted

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How to effectively deal with insults.

Motivated to Change

Motivated to Change

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Two recent books had a profound affect on me.

Eli and His Little White Lie

Eli and His Little White Lie

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A children's book with a penetrating lesson for us all.

It's Not Fair!

It's Not Fair!

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Treating kids fairly doesn’t mean treating them the same.

The Gift of Torah

The Gift of Torah

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Shavuot is all about appreciating.

Giving Advice

Giving Advice

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You’re only qualified to give advice when you recognize how little you really know.

Those Dirty Socks

Those Dirty Socks

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Don't over analyze your marriage.

Woody's Non-Jewish Legacy

Woody's Non-Jewish Legacy

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Guilt and complaining are not Jewish ideas.

Days of Remembrance

Days of Remembrance

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Some people are in danger of forgetting. Some of us will never forget.

You've Lost Weight!

You've Lost Weight!

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How to effectively give compliments.

I Don't Know

I Don't Know

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Want respect? Don't pretend you know everything.

Passover Overreaction

Passover Overreaction

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If I spend the preparation time yelling at my children, am I really getting rid of the chametz?

Doctors: A Second Opinion

Doctors: A Second Opinion

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Doctors run a very high risk of becoming indifferent to the pain and humanity of their patients.

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

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Coming to terms with life's unavoidable stressors.

Share This

Share This

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What are the most frequently shared New York Times' articles?

Purim's Real Joy

Purim's Real Joy

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Recognizing that everything -- even experiencing the pain of a terrifying illness -- is from the Almighty.

The Parent/School Partnership

The Parent/School Partnership

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We need to be actively involved in our children’s educational lives.

What Kind of Attention?

What Kind of Attention?

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Give your children attention for doing the right thing, not for doing the wrong thing.

Teenagers and Clothing

Teenagers and Clothing

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Teaching your children the fine line between needs and wants.

Restaurant Skirmish

Restaurant Skirmish

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Sometimes our kindness does more harm than good.

The Boredom Problem

The Boredom Problem

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Don't feel inadequate for not constantly entertaining your kids.

Dreams of Greatness

Dreams of Greatness

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The focus on greatness can distract us from the real accomplishments of life.

Making Room for Daddy

Making Room for Daddy

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Most fathers want to be involved. Don’t sabotage their efforts.

Giving the Right Gift

Giving the Right Gift

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How to buy the perfect present.

Do I Look Fat?

Do I Look Fat?

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And other times best not to say exactly what you're thinking.

Chanukah Heroes

Chanukah Heroes

The courage to fight the goblins of our time.

If You Really Loved Me...

If You Really Loved Me...

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Don't turn every disagreement into a referendum on the state of your marriage.

When the Teacher Calls

When the Teacher Calls

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Before making any judgments, hear your kids' side of the story.

Adjusting Marriage

Adjusting Marriage

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People change, and so do marriages.

Waiter!

Waiter!

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No matter the job, we all have the opportunity to infuse it with value and dignity.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact

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Do we really want this?

Drop the Mask

Drop the Mask

Marriage is built on the courage to be vulnerable.

Extra Sensitive?

Extra Sensitive?

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What's the matter with kids today?

The Way We Get By

The Way We Get By

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A wonderful documentary about ordinary, elderly people providing extraordinary support.

Profanity

Profanity

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When we resort to swearing we diminish ourselves.

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