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Developing your child's potential.
By Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski (Author) Ursula Schwartz (Editor)
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Binding: Hardcover / Pages: 313
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches / Weight: 1.40 LBS
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Is there a more important profession -- or a more challenging one -- than parenting? And has it ever been more difficult than in modern times, especially for Orthodox parents?
Think about it. The Constitution and the culture have laid successful siege to parental authority. Media personalities now stand on the pedestal that once belonged to parents. Working mothers struggle to be super moms and harried fathers wonder how to have a relaxed conversation with the frenetic young people who sleep at home, but usually seem too busy to spend much time there.
Ah -- but this depressing scene is not typical of Orthodox households, is it?
Perhaps not in such stark terms, but certainly no honest parent can claim to be immune to the inroads of society and its often unwelcome messages.
Instead of asking where have we gone wrong? lets concentrate on how to do things right, and especially how the Torah and Jewish tradition counsel us to chart our childrens paths.
That is why two enormously wise and talented authors have given us this book. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski M.D. is one of the countrys leading psychiatrists in the challenging area of mental health. Uniquely, he combines professional expertise with Torah knowledge and a rich family legacy of blending timeless values into everyday life. Ursula Schwartz, P.h.D., a psychologist, has earned her reputation as a superb mental health professional with unusual sensitivity to the predicament of Jewish parents in an inhospitable environment.
For parents, this exceptional book is nothing less than a treasure. It is filled with practical wisdom and advice. Every family, every teacher, every person who must deal with parents and children will be immeasurably enriched by it.
It is no exaggeration to say that it belongs at the top of every Jewish reading list -- and should be reviewed and pondered over and over again.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Why This Book Section I: Approaching the Task
Section II: Jewish Children: Fundamentals Of Curriculum
- Chapter One: What Is the Goal?
- Chapter Two: Where to Begin
- Chapter Three: Who Is This Little Person?
Section III: Jewish Parents: Fundamentals Of Parenting
- Chapter Four: Education Towards Midos and Mitzvos
- Chapter Five: Self-Esteem - What Is It Really
- Chapter Six: The Trap of Low Self-Esteem
- Chapter Seven: Elevating a Child's Self-Esteem
- Chapter Eight: More About Self-Esteem
Section IV: Toward a Toolbox for Jewish Parents
- Chapter Nine: Parents Are Teachers
- Chapter Ten: Blending the Ingredients
- Chapter Eleven: Fathers and Mothers
Section V: Putting It All to Work
- Chapter Twelve: Tools of Teaching
- Chapter Thirteen: Tool Kit #1: Environmental Engineering
- Chapter Fourteen: Tool Kit #2: Observing and Imitating
- Chapter Fifteen: Tool Kit #3: Vision, Expectations and Meaning
- Chapter Sixteen: Tool Kit #4: Responses, Consequences and Feedback
- Chapter Seventeen: Tool Kit #5: Transmitting and Instructing
- Chapter Eighteen: Problem Solving
Section VI: Bringing Basics Together
- Chapter Nineteen: What About Anger?
- Chapter Twenty: Motivation
- Chapter Twenty-One: Unconditional Love
- Chapter Twenty-Two: Whose Fault Is It?
- Chapter Twenty-Three: When Am I Supposed to Do All This?
- Chapter Twenty-Four: Back to Basics
- Chapter Twenty-Five: Don't Undermine Your Authority
- Chapter Twenty-Six: Say "Thank You"
- Chapter Twenty-Seven: But I'm Only Human
- Chapter Twenty-Eight: Painful Recollections
- Chapter Twenty-Nine:You're Going to Give Me a Heart Attack
- Chapter Thirty: Personal Memories
- Chapter Thirty-One: Guilt and Shame: Their Role In Parenting
- Chapter Thirty-Two: Charting: Awareness of Change
- Chapter Thirty-Three: Individual Differences: Temperament and Styles
- Chapter Thirty-Four: Talking to Children
- Chapter Thirty-Five: ADHD
- Chapter Thirty-Six: Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse
- Chapter Thirty-Seven: The Happiness Trap
- Chapter Thirty-Eight: Disabilities: Challenges and Hidden Giftedness
- Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Gifted Child
- Chapter Forty: Siblings - A Microcosm of Society
- Chapter Forty-One: Grandparenting
- Chapter Forty-Two: The Single Parent
- Chapter Forty-Three: What About the Street?
- Chapter Forty-Four: It Will Never Happen to Me
- Chapter Forty-Five: But What Went Wrong
- Chapter Forty-Six: Putting It All Together