Jennifer Miera's Reviews > The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
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Feb 09, 2012

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I saw Wendy Mogel speak at my son's school. She's very charming and funny. Puts the bad moments (or years) of parenting into perspective. The book was a little more about the laws of Judaism than I cared for, but I did like the aspects of ritual and agree it's important to raise children to ultimately be responsible and good citizens. That means going through a bit of turmoil while helping your kids become responsible for taking care of themselves and contributing to the family. Overall, gives you permission to use common sense. There is no magic solution or having to come up with "natural consequences."

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