The Essential Scoop on Raising Modern Jewish Kids By Sharon Dukes Estroff, M.A.T. (302 Pages)Publisher: Broadway Books, 2007
How do you help your child choose between mandatory baseball practice and Hebrew school? How can you plan a birthday party (not to mention a bar or bat mitzvah party!) for your child without sacrificing your values, sanity, and pocketbook?" How can you keep peace on the homework front? And how do you deal with Santa envy -- let alone the entire month of December?
As any modern Jewish parents knows, balancing family traditions and the realities of contemporary culture can be incredibly challenging.
Answering questions both old and new, Jewish and secular, internationally syndicated parenting columnist and award-winning Jewish educator and mother of four, Sharon Duke Estroff illuminates the ways that Jewish tradition can be used to form a lasting emotional safety net for modern families. Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? is an instant classic.