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Model Patience

Children are not born patient. They learn to be patient—by watching you. So when you’re in a slow line or heavy traffic, take a deep breath before you start your rant. Show your child that it’s OK to be frustrated … Continue reading

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Graded with Grace

My son’s blue eyes sparkled with excitement as he showed me a paper he had brought home from school. It was a math test, marked with a red star and a grade of 100 percent. As we looked at the … Continue reading

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Metaphors for Life

“The first lesson I learned when I was very young: When you fall off the horse, get back on. (It’s a matter of when you fall, not if.) Resilience is what you need to tackle the challenges associated with a time of … Continue reading

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An Open Purse on the Park Bench

My grandmother’s purse sat open and unattended on a park bench in the 1950s Bronx. Alarmed, my young mother said, “Mom, your purse is open!” “It’s OK, honey,” my grandmother said. “If someone takes it, they need it more than … Continue reading

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What’s the Lesson

Comical Explanation

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