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Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
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December 8, 2007
Sarah Chana Radcliffe practices psychology in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Make Yourself at Home (Menucha Press 2012), The Fear Fix HarperCollins 2013) and Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice (HarperCollins 2006).
December 10, 2007 3:42 AM
You have rightly pointed out what we as good parents usually try to do... Talking out and trying to distract the hurt feelings instead of enabling the children to name it face it and come out of it. Thanks for that tip.
December 9, 2007 9:45 AM
Helpful & intelligent suggestion....
The msg is most beneficial to frustrated and tired parents. I see great promise in this thoughtful way of handling upset childrenThanks......
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