As a clinical child psychologist, whether working in my office or visiting schools, I saw that schools could be scary, challenging places for children. I also noted schools that invested the time and effort to cultivate students’ emotional well-being. As a day school parent, I believed and wished that Jewish schools would be places of…

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Some of us may be born with caregiving DNA or have it wired into our temperament. Caregiving is certainly shaped by experiences as well, and many of us learn from those close to us. My father, of blessed memory, was the epitome of manly care-giving. He fixed our cars, built things in our homes, knew…

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