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Dec 7 2012

What We Learned From Dr. Wendy Mogel

By at 11:09 am

Yesterday, as part of the Kveller Book Club, we had an awesome Twitter chat with Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus, both parenting books that are well-loved among many in our community.

She had a lot of words of wisdom for us, and since we know not everyone was able to join us yesterday, we thought we’d provide a quick recap: Read the rest of this entry →

Dec 5 2012

Reminder: Book Club Twitter Chat with Dr. Wendy Mogel Tomorrow

By at 2:59 pm

kveller book club twitter chatHello, Kvellerites! Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, we will all have the privilege of chatting with Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of the book The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, which was our Kveller Book Club pick this past month.

If you’d like to join, all you have to do is hop on Twitter and follow along with the hashtag #kvellerlit. Wendy’s handle is @wendymogel (easy enough, right?) and you can tweet your questions to her with the proper hashtag.

The chat will go from 2-2:30 p.m. EST.

Do read up on the book and to hear other parents’ thoughts, read our blog post about it here. And if you’re not on Twitter but have some questions for Wendy, feel free to leave them in the comments section below, and we’ll do our best to ask her for you.

See you tomorrow in the Twittersphere!

Nov 28 2012

Kveller Book Club Discussion: Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

By at 11:52 am

I’ve read a lot of books in my life (most of them fairly crappy detective novels), and very few of them have actually made a difference in who I am and how I move through the world. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel is one of them.

I’ve read it three times, once before I had children, and twice since then. Even though it was only written just over a decade ago, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee has quickly become the classic guide for anyone interested in applying Jewish wisdom to their parenting. There are several reasons why this book resonated with me; it’s based on the teachings of my ancestors, and that’s meaningful for me. In addition, Mogel integrates her own Jewish journey and her experiences as a parent with her wisdom and insights from years as clinical psychologist. It’s a powerful and authentic combination. Read the rest of this entry →

Nov 14 2012

Book Club Reminder: Blessing of a Skinned Knee

By at 9:40 am

We wanted to remind all you readers out there that this month’s Kveller Book Club pick is the Jewish parenting classic, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Dr. Wendy Mogel.

We’ll be chatting about the book in two weeks from today, Wednesday November 28th, right here on the blog.

We’re also very excited to announce that Wendy has agreed to do a Twitter chat with us on Thursday, December 6th. The chat will be from 2-2:30 p.m. EST. You’ll be able to ask Wendy (@WendyMogel) anything you want, so start brainstorming your questions now.

If you haven’t bought the book yet, buy it on Amazon and a portion of the proceeds will help support Kveller. We can’t wait to go book clubbing with all of you!


Nov 1 2012

November Book Club: The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

By at 3:41 pm

For this month’s Kveller book club, we’re leaving the fiction on the shelf and checking out one of the favorite Jewish parenting books out there–The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Dr. Wendy Mogel.

As the tagline says, this book is all about using traditional Jewish teachings to raise loving, self-reliant children. And who doesn’t want that? For a sneak peek of Dr. Mogel’s bestselling wisdom, check out the excerpts from the book that we have on Kveller, including her advice on respect, manners, overindulgence and overprotection.

We’ll be meeting here on the blog to discuss the book on Wednesday, November 28th. Until then, buy the book or if you’ve already read it, find your copy and brush up. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this Jewish parenting standard. Happy reading!

*Remember, if you purchase this book–or anything else–by using our link to Amazon, Kveller will receive a portion of the profits. What a mitzvah!*


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