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Yid Parenting: Spanking As Discipline

Question: My husband and I were wondering if you could shed some light on an issue we’ve been discussing. My husband’s parents believed in slapping their kids when they...

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Dear Rachel, My neighbor frequently texts me to ask for a play date for her son and mine. My son does not like to play with this boy and it...

Opening The Door, Part II

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The Love Of A Father

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By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I had one of those days recently. You know, one of those days when things go bad. At first it’s unexpectedly. By around midday, you realize that...
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