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Dr. Wendy Mogel

Teaching to Swim Without a Pool

Dr. Mogel’s take on potty training— teaching children self-sufficiency and the value of ordinary work.

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The Pain of Raising Children Pain of Raising Children

Dr. Mogel reflects on how our children challenge us in different ways as they grow, and ultimately, how they bless us as well.

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Red Washcloths

Dr. Mogel discusses how we can prepare our children for the world by NOT overprotecting them.

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Dead Goldfish

Dr. Mogel discusses how to talk to young children about death of pets and relatives and teaches us that even a small child can write a eulogy.

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The Singing Test

Dr. Mogel talks about how to nurture our children's talents.

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Wendy MogelDr. Wendy Mogel is an internationally known clinical psychologist, public speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee. She contributes articles to many publications, including Independent School Magazine, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Reform Judaism Magazine and Camping Magazine. Dr. Mogel’s new book The Blessing of a B Minus was released in 2010.

A graduate of Middlebury College, Dr. Mogel completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She has been a keynote speaker at the annual meetings 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.

Dr. 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.


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