Mindbiz: I Wish My Parents Would Get Divorced

  Dear Esther, I’m a 17-year-old girl, and it feels like I’ve been living in a war zone for as far back as I can remember. My parents do not get...

My Journey: Reaching Adulthood

I’ve changed as an adult. I’ve become wiser. More sensitive. Compassionate and empathetic. And people react differently to me as I change. I try to stay away from conflict...

My Journey: Early Risers

By Michele Herenstein It’s 8 a.m. and my day is done. I woke up before five in the morning, closer to four. I was wide awake and hungry, so I got...

Mindbiz: Daughter Wants to Break Engagement — Again

Dear Esther, Two years ago, our daughter Rachel broke off her engagement shortly before her wedding. My husband and I never really had a totally clear understanding as to why...

My Journey: Speech To The Suitcase

“Move aside, please,” said the slipper to the toothpaste. The toothpaste, feeling frustrated due to lack of space, kicked the soft comfy slipper. The yellow-and-white slipper started whimpering, building...

Mindbiz: My Husband Has ADD

  Dear Esther, When I was dating my husband, Adam, he mentioned to me casually that he has ADD. Thinking back, I realize that although he definitely was honest enough to...

The Mother-Daughter Food Relationship

  By Dalia Abott, LMSW RD Whether they know it or not, mothers are powerful nutrition role models for their daughters. As mothers, we pass down specific genetic traits such as...

Mindbiz: Trauma and Coronavirus

  Dear Esther, We are living in a unique moment in time. We have seen ice-skating rinks and refrigerated 18-wheelers turned into morgues. We are inundated with horror 24/7 thanks to...

Yid Parenting: The Three Weeks

Question: How can I impress upon my children the seriousness of the Three Weeks? I have four wonderful children ranging in age from 9 to 16, and the Three...

YidParenting: Shameful Behavior

It was a really nice wedding. The chuppah was outdoors, as many are during this season. However, when the band began playing, the power suddenly cut out. As it...
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