Wendy Mogel appearing April 11th at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield
Dr. Wendy Mogel is a nationally known clinical psychologist, author and public speaker. Publisher’s Weekly gave her New York Times best-selling parenting book The Blessing of a Skinned Knee a starred review, saying, “Impassioned, lyrical and eminently practical, this volume is a real treasure.”Her most recent release, The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teaching to Raise Resilient Teenagers, addresses the question she is asked most frequently: how to be an effective parent in a culture that breeds anxiety and entitlement in older children and teens.
With her warmth, wit, and signature combination of Jewish teachings and psychological research, Mogel shows parents how to navigate the rough waters of the teenage years and add a measure of joy and humor to the voyage. An important and inspiring book, Publisher’s Weekly raved, “Mogel’s compassion and authenticity will ring true with parents of all faiths facing the tumultuous teen years.”In her revelatory first book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Mogel shares stories of everyday parenting problems and examines them through the lens of the Torah, the Talmud, and other important Jewish teachings. She 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.A graduate of Middlebury College, Mogel completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Mogel serves on the scientific advisory board of Challenge Success, a program of the Stanford University School of Education and the boards of the Center for Early Education and the Counsel for Spiritual and Ethical Education—a century old inter-faith organization serving private schools. She contributes articles to many types of publications including Independent School Magazine, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Camping Magazine.
In 2006, The New York Times Sunday Magazine published a profile of Mogel and her work.An experienced and popular public speaker, Mogel’s presentation is inspiring, humorous and effective in helping parents meet the day-to-day challenge of raising self-reliant children. She lectures to parents, educators and clergy across the country and has been a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls, the Educational Records Bureau, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the American Montessori Society, and the American Camp Association.Tickets are available now using an order form on the church website.
The event will begin at 7:30pm and tickets cost $15 dollars for orders received by April 4th. $20 dollars at the door.
For more information on this or any other events, please contact the church office at 908 233-0301 or visit the church website at www.westfieldpc.org.