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Say What?

Rivka Berman

Do you have a few minutes? Let’s have a serious conversation about when to talk out an issue — and how to do it right

 

DBTalk: Reality-acceptance skills

Yael Dorfman and Bashi Levine, LPC, ACT

Accepting reality is an incredibly difficult skill. We’re often used to problem-solving or using other skills, but sometimes we simply can’t change reality

 

DMC: Bags on the Porch

As told to Leah Greenburg

I don’t know when I realized that my family is poor. As a little kid, you’re blissfully unaware, accepting the “we-can’t-afford-it” response from your parents

 

Fiction: Babysitting Blunders

Chavi Brody

Tami was determined to attend that special Shabbos, but how would she pay? She was positive Mom’s comment would be, “Nice idea, but not necessary”

 

Friendship: Sources of Self-Esteem

Devora Zheutlin, MA, CAS

There are two approaches to building up one’s self-esteem that are quite interesting. One is called top-down, and the other, bottom-up

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 19

Rivka Streicher

And suddenly we are not at a restaurant on a cold winter’s night. We are in a world of melody and words

 

Tell Me More

Jr. gives you an update on four of today’s best-selling nonfiction stories

 

Seals of Approval

Sivi Sekula

SEALs stands for “Sea, Air, Land” — because Navy SEALs carry out operations in all three environments, so they’re one tough group of commandos

 

Jolly Solly: From Cover to Cover

R. Atkins

What on earth could it be, wondered the boys? A wild animal on the loose? A strange, noisy new bird for Mr. Faigelbaum’s collection?

 

Theme Section: Journeys

Journeys take us places, but sometimes they do more than that; they build us — even change us

 

Hide and Seek: Chapter 42

Bracha Rosman

The distraught parents clutched the blanket, and wept unabashedly. Officer Maxwell hit his fist powerfully into the palm of his other hand. Not again, he thought



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