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Terumah: Trusting Our Kids’ Self-Reliance

Mikhal Weiner
5 min readFeb 4, 2022

Since about mid-December, our toddler hasn’t been sleeping very well. At first, it was the jet-lag (we had traveled to Berlin over the winter recess), then he was missing his aunties (with whom he’d been hanging out on our travels), and then he just got used to Mama or Ima sitting by his bed until he fell asleep. For an hour. Every night. Then, once he got to sleep, he began to wake up once or twice a night, scared…

Mikhal Weiner

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