Recent national events that have been before us unhidden and unbidden for years in our adult lives are now encroaching on our children. Last week they heard words like “siege” and “insurrection” as they heard adults question the longevity of democracy. For more than a year now they have been attentive to the rules surrounding…

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A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…

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Narcissism is in the political wind today. How do parents raise their kids to grow up to be empathic, industrious, happy adults with healthy mutual relationships? Meet Your Child’s Needs without Overindulgence Having early childhood needs for dependence and independence are normal. When met in a timely, developmentally appropriate, empathic manner the child learns his…

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During turbulent times, a national election stirs anxiety due to intense preoccupation about the health and welfare of all the people in our nation—adults and children. To allay this anxiety in adults taking active steps to participate in the election reduces a sense of helplessness held by individuals facing the spiraling of COVID 19 and…

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“King Lear” was remarkably performed Saturday night, Oct. 17 by talented equity actors. Shown on YouTube and Showtime it was a successful effort by unusually expressive actors who brought the play alive in an outstanding moving, dramatic portrayal of Shakespeare’s finest roles. Actors from all over the United States came together using Zoom to present…

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Some kids get exhausted. Exhaustion means extreme mental or physical fatigue. It also results from enervation, a feeling of being drained of energy or vitality; a weariness and fatigue that occurs when kids feel depleted due to stress. Different youngsters with a wide range of needs, beliefs, opinions, imaginings, intentions and goals may be suffering…

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Goodness is a quality that is hard to define yet is especially important during this time when the welfare of all of us is at stake. It’s a time when we need to aim at knowledge of our situation and in the quest of developing a clear conceptualization of possibilities and options that can lead…

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