How Time-Tested Jewish Wisdom Can Shape Your Child's Character By Slovie Jungreis Wolff (288 Pages)Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2009
With the seemingly insurmountable pressures placed on families today, many parents lack the spiritual foundation and practical knowledge to chart a clear-cut course in child-rearing. Parents question whether nurturing their children s souls is even possible in the fast-paced materialistic culture in which we live.
Utilizing the insight that springs from her knowledge of Torah wisdom, her personal experiences and the experiences of those she has counseled, Slovie Jungreis-Wolff, a longtime parenting coach and advisor to young couples and families teaches in detail how to approach the entire gamut of issues, with a special emphasis on strengthening the child s morality and character. Parents will learn how to:
Instill simchas hachayim, "true joy," in their children
Value chessed, kindness, in a self-absorbed world
Create a mikdash me at, a home filled with calm and reflection
Teach children gratitude and appreciation
And much more
From discipline to sibling rivalry to effective communication skills, this book offers unique concepts and pragmatic ideas that can be understood and applied to both Jewish and non-Jewish households.
The author is the daughter of Esther Jungreis, renowned rebbitzen, author and founder of the Henini Center at which Slovie has taught couples and parenting classes for over ten years.