The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
In the trenches of a typical day, every parent encounters a child afflicted with ingratitude and entitlement. Parents want so badly to raise self-disciplined, appreciative, and resourceful children who are not spoiled. But how to accomplish this feat? The answer has eluded the best-intentioned individuals who overprotect, overindulge, and overschedule their children’s lives.
Sharing stories of everyday parenting problems and examining them through the lens of the Torah, the Talmud, and important Jewish teachings, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee shows parents how to teach children to honor and respect others. Parents will learn to accept that their children are both ordinary and unique, and treasure the power and holiness of the present.
Mogel makes these teachings relevant for any era, and any household of any faith. A unique parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee is both inspiring and effective in the day-to-day challenge of raising self-reliant children.
About Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist, international public speaker, and the author of Voice Lessons for Parents, the New York Times bestseller The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and The Blessing of a B Minus. She is also the host of Nurture vs Nurture, a new podcast from Armchair Expert, and lives in Los Angeles. Please visit her website at WendyMogel.com.
- Publisher : Scribner; Reprint edition (December 2, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0142196444
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416593065
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.44 inches