Dr. Mogel’s disarming candor, quick wit, and signature use of cutting-edge psychological research 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 e‑ective 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.
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.
A graduate of Middlebury College, Wendy Mogel completed an internship and post-doctoral fellow-ship in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She currently serves on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine. She contributes articles to a variety of publications including Independent School Magazine, Parents Magazine, and Camping Maga-zine and is regularly featured as a guest expert by The TODAY Show, and in interviews by reporters from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, CNN, and NPR.