Ilana Blumberg

Dec 9, 2018

9 min read
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Learning to Breathe With My Sixth-Grader’s Teacher

(published with the permission of my son)

It is the day before my kids’ winter break begins here in Jerusalem. The house is quiet and I am chopping onions and carrots for soup. For the last two months, my son (I will call him S) has been struggling with some kind of stomach illness. He has missed a lot of school and he is most worried about having missed math because it is the subject with which he struggles…