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  • Focus on kids’ character, not grades

    August 8, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    Not long ago, psychologist Madeline Levine gave a lecture at a Jewish day school near her home in Marin County, Calif. The topic: “Your Average Child.”

    Nobody showed up. 

    “I guess there wasn’t a single average kid at the school,” Levine quips.  

    “By definition, the vast majority...

  • Not your average ‘schlub’—a memoir

    September 3, 2008 | 8:51 pm

    "From Schlub to Stud: How To Embrace Your Inner Mensch and Conquer the Big City" by Max Gross (Skyhorse Publishing, $12.95).

    Max Gross, by his own admission, used to be your average schlub: He sported an unkempt Jewfro, the bottoms of his jeans were tattered and he'd gamely put a...