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By Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi
The Times 

Regroup, Rejuvenate and Rethink


November 25, 2021

When we were kids, and my mother had reached the end of her rope with our mess, complaining, whining, and general bad behavior, she would halt all activities, give us “the look,” and let us know in her stern voice, “there is a new regime, starting now!”

Our rooms had to be cleaned, clothes put away, homework done, and only then could we go out to play with our friends. This new regime and stricter discipline period would usually only last a few weeks. Still, it probably provided my mother with a few much-deserved days of a little peace and time for herself to think and rejuvenate....

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