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    The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children (Hardback) By (author) Wendy Mogel

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    DescriptionIn the trenches of a typical day, every parent encounters a child afflicted with ingratitude and entitlement. In a world where material abundance abounds, parents want so badly to raise self-disciplined, appreciative, and resourceful children who are not spoiled by the plentitude around them. But how to accomplish this feat? The answer has eluded the best-intentioned mothers and fathers who overprotect, overindulge, and overschedule their children's lives.Dr. Mogel helps parents learn how to turn their children's worst traits into their greatest attributes. Starting with 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 their parents and to respect others, escape the danger of overvaluing children's need for self-expression so that their kids don't become "little attorneys," accept that their children are both ordinary "and" unique, and treasure the power and holiness of the present moment.It is Mogel's singular achievement that she makes these teachings relevant for any era and any household of any faith. A unique parenting book, designed for use both in the home and in parenting classes, with an on-line teaching guide to help facilitate its use, "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" is both inspiring and effective in the day-to-day challenge of raising self-reliant children.


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    Title
    The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
    Subtitle
    Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wendy Mogel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684862972
    ISBN 10: 0684862972
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.1
    BIC subject category V2: VFV
    BIC E4L: FAM
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000, REL040000
    DC21: 296.74
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    04 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Reverend Robert Thompsonschool minister of the Phillips Exeter AcademyWhile reading "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee," I felt that I was being tutored by an elder in the ways of the world. As a Christian minister, I have found that our faiths have that relationship to each other. As a parent, I was encouraged in the very ways that our generation of parents is baffled. You have hit on all of the issues that are difficult: materialism, permissiveness, guardianship against the destruction of humane values, and preservation of sacred time and space in a harried, dislocated world.