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You are reading to your child. Your brain processes the words and your mouth utters them. But you have no idea what you have just read or how long you’ve been in this altered state. Parenting expert and clinical social worker Carla Naumburg not only knows your confusion, but as a fellow parent she feels it. Judging by the knowing nods so did the thirty women in the room that Naumburg was addressing.
If you turned on the television in Israel on the morning of December 21st, you’d have been greeted by news reporter Eli Rachlin — and by two little girls who look like they’d probably rather be somewhere else. Of course, with the public workers’ strike taking effect across the country and nursery schools and other public schools shutting down, there was nowhere else for them to be.
I am terrible at fasting, so Yom Kippur is a day I dread.
My oldest daughter, who is going on 9, was tossing insults at her younger sister, Moriya, heedless of my exhortations to cease and desist. The usual deprecatory remarks that fly around our Israeli apartment like arrows include “stupid,” “liar” and “crybaby,” in various combinations of Hebrew and English.
Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting
Flatiron Books, 320 pages, $25