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Sharon Duke Estroff
Sharon Duke Estroff

Putting a plug in the summer brain drain

DURING the school-year, critical academic skills are regularly reinforced. Summer is a completely different story as most kids hardly pick up a pencil during June, July...

Send homesickness packing this summer

IT’S a situation as sticky as a freshly roasted marshmallow. Your child –– who’s been looking forward to attending overnight camp since you signed her up this fall...

Family spiritual countdown

Let’s be honest, self-reflection is tough. Given the choice of mulling over the virtues and vices of the latest American Idol contestants or pondering those of...

Best Bar Mitzvah theme — Terminator

*All names have been changed. Any similarities are purely coincidental. It’s been said that when it comes to raising children, the days go slow and the years go fast....

Shabbat dinner: the real ‘Happy Meal’

They’re everywhere, like a scene out of a bad sci-fi horror flick. Under beds, behind couches, wedged between seats of SUVs. No, I’m not talking about invading aliens....