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I’m so excited to share You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break with you! It publishes on September 27, 2022 and it’s currently available for pre-order at your local independent bookseller or favorite online retailer.

How to Enjoy the Holidays (in the NY Times)

Children transform into monsters. The holiday season can bring out the absolute worst in some kids. But it’s really not their fault, said Carla Naumburg, a clinical social worker, author of “You are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give...

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You’re Not a Bad Parent — Even Rabbi Hillel Agrees

There’s a famous story in the Talmud in which a curious wanderer asks Rabbi Shammai to teach him the Torah on one foot. He wanted the sound bite, the bumper sticker summary of Jewish values and teachings. Shammai thought the guy was being sassy and chased him away...

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“My Life is a Freaking Circus”

We parents love a good circus metaphor, and it’s easy to see why. Circuses are sticky and stinky and filled with animals you’re pretty sure you didn’t agree to. Sadly, we rarely get to relax and watch the plates spin without having to worry about who’s going to clean...

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