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2011 Rockower Award for Excellence in Personality Profiles (American Jewish Press Association)
"Omri Casspi: Our Man in Sacramento"

2003 Gold Medal Award for Feature Writing (Society of National Association Publications)
"World Trade Center Investigation a 'Labor of Love' for Medical Examiner PAs"

Temper Tantrum Common Sense Handbook, by Judy Colbert

Hillel Kuttler of Baltimore, Maryland, says when his son “Joseph (‘Yossi’) was about three, he threw a tantrum if he didn’t get what he wanted. He’d lay on the floor, face down, and hit the floor with his hands. This happened a few times.

“I was stunned the first time and did not know how to handle it. I de­cided to use a dad’s ingenuity and love of sports. I pretended to be a boxing referee who is counting out a fighter who has been knocked down. Like a referee, with each number, I pointed at the fighter who is down.

“ ‘ONE! TWO! THREE! ...’ on to 10. I put up a finger for each number, just as a referee would. At the count of 10, I gave the standard referee hori­zontal-hands signal (like a baseball umpire signaling “safe”). Instead of saying, ‘knockout’ or ‘the fight’s over,’ I pronounced, ‘tantrum! tantrum! tantrum!’

“He was taken aback, then decided he didn’t like it -- that I was making fun of him. The result, though, was that the tantrums stopped and he learned to say, or express in other ways, what bothered him.”



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From the pen of the Pulitzer Prize-winning N.Y. Times columnist George Vecsey:

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Another mention by the great George Vecsey:

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