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Seth Menachem
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Despite fighting a life-long recurrence of eczema on his left pointer finger, Seth hasn't let it stop him from acting in various commercials and television shows while continuously writing web sketches and TV pilots his agent refers to as "sometimes funny." He's sold a couple of shows, spends an inordinate amount of time in coffee shops, and when he remembers, he both feeds and clothes his children.

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Forget Annoying Helicopter Parents. Helicopter Kids Are Way Worse

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 12:59 AM

There are parents who hover over their kids like a helicopter. And there are parents who generally leave their kids to their own devices. Both are insistent that their way is the right way. I'm not here to judge other parenting styles, though I assume, as is often the case,...

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息子がドレスを着たって、私はかまわない

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 4:53 AM

家を出る前、私はアッシャーを説得して、「男の子っぽい」服装に着替えさせようとした。彼がドレスを着ていけば、質問攻めにあい、批判されまくることは分かっていたから、うまく対処する自信がなかったのだ。

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What My Weekend As a Solo Parent Taught Me

(13) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 9:07 AM

During stressful times in my marriage, I have fleeting thoughts about life on the other side. I'm not alone. I see it in my wife's eyes, as well. We will be heading out on a weekend morning, late for one thing or another, a morning that began at 3 a.m....

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Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

(3) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 10:09 PM

Just before the Israeli-Gaza conflict, I emailed Mousa, a Palestinian-American actor I know, to say that I wanted to sit down with him to discuss what's going on in the Middle East and to see if there was something the two of us could do as artists to try to...

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Mi hijo se pone vestidos y a mí me parece bien

(2) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 1:14 AM

Cada mañana, mi hija de cuatro años, Sydney, coge una silla para subirse al armario y coger un vestido de la percha. Yo intento que pruebe otras opciones: "¿Por qué no te pones hoy unos pantalones cortos?" Pero Sydney es muy cabezota. Además, creo que se merece libertad para elegir...

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Mein Sohn trägt Kleider - und ich finde das völlig in Ordnung

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 5:25 PM

Jeden Morgen stellt meine vierjährige Tochter Sydney einen Stuhl vor den Kleiderschrank und nimmt ein Kleidchen von der Stange. Ich versuche immer, sie in eine andere Richtung zu lenken: „Warum ziehst du heute keine Hose an"? Aber Sydney ist dickköpfig. Und ich finde, dass sie die Freiheit hat, das anzuziehen,...

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Mon fils porte des robes, et ça ne me dérange pas

(14) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Tous les matins ma fille de quatre ans, Sydney, met une chaise devant son placard et choisit une robe. J'essaie de lui faire prendre d'autres directions --«Pourquoi tu ne porterais pas un short aujourd'hui?»--mais Sydney est têtue. Et je pense qu'elle a droit à la liberté de choisir ce qu'elle...

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My Son Wears Dresses, and That's OK With Me

(973) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 11:48 AM

Every morning my four-year-old daughter, Sydney, drags a chair into her closet and plucks a dress off of the rack. I try to lean her in other directions --"Why don't we try shorts today?"--but Sydney's stubborn. And I think she deserves the freedom to choose what she wants to wear....

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