Mogel does a beautiful job at getting you to see your kids from a fresh perspective.
We can all get overwhelmed by the annoyances of our children, and she pulls us back to earth and plants our feet on the ground by reminding us that they are CHILDREN. But doesn't shy away from reminding parents that our kids are products of our parenting. Want better kids, step up your game. One person found this helpful. One of the best books I've read lately for raising children.
Even as a Christian I benefited greatly from this book and made a number of changes in how I interact with the children. Thanks to these tips dinner time has become an excellent spiritual event. I believe every parent should read and apply these principles on a daily basis - our future would benefit. I have not a read a parenting book cover to cover since "what to expect when expecting" as most books to date have not drawn me in and been as relevant. Our pediatrician recommended this book to me and as she said, even though it is based on Judaism, it can be helpful for all.
We are not Jewish and don't practice any religion, but I personally want more of a spiritual centering for our kids to have them belong to a greater framework and good vs. Our kids are 6 boy and 7 girl and I finished the book with 'highlights' to reference back, strong practical guidance, situational and language to use, and overall felt 'relieved' to read that our kids are 'ok' in this crazy world. General messages in book: Kids and adults are not equal. Respect and honor and traditions help define our existence and provide a comforting structure for our children to belong to a greater good and society.
Our kids in some ways come wired the way they are. Enjoy every moment with your children. I got 5 additional copies of this book to give to all my friends with children. Previously i feared having kids thinking that today's world is so different than when i was growing up. How could kids have so many issues and parenting be so difficult?
Thus clearly having such a nice instruction book at hand to remind parents that they are not in place to buy the world for their kids but rather to guide their children into becoming contributing members of an adult society will help you teach your children the manners, and work ethic, and self-reliance needed for a bright and happy future.
You will learn how you can do more for your kids by being stable parents who do not burden themselves with the worries of every whim the child has. Child rearing is tough work, as tough or tougher now than ever. Mogul, a psychologist, sought to find a different, healthy approach to managing children and parenthood.
She came to Judaism's traditional ways. For much of the book, the theme is simple: These lessons are presented clearly and helpfully. There's a bit of promoting Judaism in here, but anyone willing to read critically will easily be able to come away with some parenting gold nuggets. As the parent of young adults, I found some things that will even help me with their finishing the entry to adulthood and only the smallest number of ideas with which I disagreed.
Highly recommended to prospective parents, those with youngsters, and anyone working with children. I bought this book as I'm a Grandma with two grandsons, 6 and 3. I have questions about all the access they have to the electronic world, kindle fire, IPhone, computer, angry birds, lego website, starwars , etc. How much is too much? The author talks about setting up quality time together as a family, away from the pull of the above, conveying values to your children and much more. I enjoyed reading the various chapters and asking questions to myself. It is a book I will refer to in the future and reread again.
I'm not Jewish and I liked the Jewish principles that she institutes in her family. We strive to give our children the best that we possibly can. We worry that they receive proper nutrition, cultural experiences, and an excellent education. The problem becomes even more acute as our world becomes more obsessed with the pursuit of materialism. I am afraid that more time is spent researching the type of car we buy than the type of child we hope to raise. We must ask ourselves which qualities we desire for our children. What kind of character traits do we wish to imbue in them?
Each week women are given the unique opportunity to pray for their children. As Jewish women all over the world kindle their Shabbos lights, they utter a plea that has been passed down from mother to daughter for thousands of years. Growing up, I watched my mother encircle the flames with her hands, cover her eyes, and whisper her prayer through her tears.
Today, my children observe me each Friday night as I do the same. I believe that this Sabbath prayer gives us the direction we need when raising our children. I kindle my Sabbath lights and beseech G-d to help me raise children who will contribute goodness to mankind, children who are blessed with kindness, honesty, compassion, love of G-d, and spirituality. I ask that my children discover courage and inner strength in a world that has been overwhelmed with fear and terror.
I pray for children who will possess a moral compass pointing them in the right path no matter how difficult the situation. In Yiddish, we call such an individual a mensch. It is true that there are numerous books written by psychologists and psychiatrists on the subject of child-rearing. Every few years new theories and ideas are introduced. We are told to discard the old techniques and try the latest new-and-improved approach. What is a parent to do? The beauty behind the Torah path to raising children is the fact that Torah is immutable.
It is a constant, neverchanging, eternal truth. The holy Torah was given to the Jewish people by G-d thousands of years ago. We study that very same Torah today. If you open your heart to its wisdom, you will find solutions for every situation you encounter, a way to approach and live your life. Since family is the center of Jewish life, the Torah is a virtual storehouse of information and knowledge concerning the creation of our home.
Decorating an apartment or renovating a house is easy. It is a far more arduous task to transform that house into a home, a haven of spiritual comfort and serenity.
I have visited some incredibly beautiful homes. There were magnificent marble floors, lavish powder rooms, endless arrays of bedrooms, and toys enough for an entire kindergarten. As soon as I entered, though, I felt something was missing. A vital ingredient was absent. I realized that it was a sense of peace acquired by living with a spiritual connection that was absent. In Judaism we are taught that the key to our survival is the strength of our home.
The Torah commands us: Veasu li mikdash veshachanti besocham.
Time Management: How to Coach Your Child to Study (Hebrew Editon) (time management for kids Book 1) - Kindle edition by Orit Perez. Download it once and. Time Management and Coaching Book 1) - Kindle edition by amit offir. for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, . You'll learn how to streamline your business and make it more efficient and effective. I had seen it in the original Hebrew and kept waiting for the translation and got it.
Understand that this is not about creating a physical place of worship. It is, instead, a spiritual outlook that encompasses your home and that you take with you wherever you go. The Torah is giving us a personal invitation to embrace holiness in our daily moments of living. It is the way you speak, the way you conduct yourself, the way you relate to your spouse and children as you build your life together. Your entire perception is transformed as sanctity accompanies you throughout your days. It remains embedded deep within your soul.
Children who grow up in a home where the presence of G-d is consistently acknowledged are spiritual children. These families experience genuine warmth and blessing. There is no life that is completely shielded from problems and pain. My family suffered a tremendous blow when my father was diagnosed with cancer. I vividly recall the moment when I heard the news.
I had just finished teaching a class at the Hineni Center. As I was walking down the hall, I met my mother climbing up the stairwell. A single tear was rolling down her cheek. Her face was ashen.
About the Author Slovie Jungreis-Wolff is a freelance writer and parenting instructor. A vital ingredient was absent. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Set up a giveaway. What happens when we lose our way? 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.
My father was ill? Throughout his entire life, I had seen him only full of life and laughter. His six-foot-two frame and broad shoulders easily carried the weight of the world. There was no burden too heavy for him to bear. Whether it was his family or his congregation, his strong yet kindly presence was a constant reminder of his personal faith and courage. After taking leave of my father, you left th. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Read more Read less.
Add both to Cart Add both to List. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Not Enabled Word Wise: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.