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Blessings of a Skinned Knee, Dr. Wendy Mogel

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Dr. Mogel’s disarming candor, quick wit, and signature use of cutting-edge psychological research coupled with timeless wisdom, guides parents through the rough waters of child-rearing, adding a measure of joy and humor to their voyage. Drawing on insights from her thirty-five year career in clinical psychology, hilarious anecdotes (and sound advice) from school and camp counselors, and eye-opening conversations with middle and high school students, Dr. Mogel unravels the paradox of good-intentioned, devoted parenting gone astray. She explains how over-protection, over-scheduling, over-indulgence and perfectionism undermine children’s intrinsic motivation, resilience, and pride in their achievements. Parents are freed to adopt a kinder, firmer, and ultimately more effective approach to the trenches of daily family life.

ABOUT WENDY MOGEL

Dr. Wendy Mogel is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author, and public speaker. Publisher’s Weekly gave her—now classic—parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, a starred review, calling it “impassioned, lyrical and eminently practical...a real treasure.” Her revelatory second release, The Blessing of a B Minus, addresses the challenge of parenting adolescents in a culture of anxiety and entitlement. Publisher’s Weekly raved, “Mogel’s compassion and authenticity will ring true with parents of all faiths facing the tumultuous teen years.” A revised and edition of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, updated for the age of social media and smartphones, was released on July 7, 2017.

Mogel’s third book, due out in 2018, is about cultivating the art of conversation—from infancy to adulthood—in an age of hurry, worry, and digital distraction. The working title is Voice Lessons.

Dr. Mogel is known for her enlightening, frank, and deft approach to “parenting” parents by supporting and guiding them in raising their children and coaching them into becoming mature stakeholders in our schools.

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