Internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel will visit St. Louis to speak on parenting and her just released book, The Blessing of a B Minus, which focuses on how to be an effective parent of teenagers. Mogel is widely acclaimed for her previous bestselling parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and will offer expert advice on raising kids of all ages.
The special event is co-sponsored by The Jewish Community Center (the J) and Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS),
“Raising Self-Reliant, Optimistic Children in Today’s World: An Evening with Dr. Wendy Mogel” will take place from 7:30 - 9 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at the Staenberg Family Complex gymnasium at the J location in Creve Coeur.
Tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 per couple and can be ordered online at www.brownpapertickets.com, by calling the J ticket office at 314-442-3191, or in person at the J locations in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out.
Dr. Mogel will provide advice to parents on raising confident, resilient children and teenagers as well as offer unique advice on parenting as formed by her celebrated faith-based perspective and psychological research.
Mogel’s prior parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, critiques anxious over-parenting while offering uplifting reflections on how to raise confident and self-reliant young children. Her new book, The Blessing of a B Minus, speaks to parents of teens on the verge of adulthood. From summer jobs to household chores, Mogel illuminates the many opportunities for parents to instill confidence and responsibility in their teens while respecting their temperament.
Mogel’s message for all parents is simple: think of the pressures and anxieties of growing up as “blessings” rather than burdens. Mogel gives parents the tools to do so and offers reassuring spiritual and ethical advice on:
● avoiding over-scheduling and over-indulgence
● keeping expectations in line with a child’s abilities
● living graciously with rudeness and coping with frustration
● the value of chores and ordinary work
● when to step in and when to step back
● a sanctified approach to sex and substances
Immediately following the talk, Dr. Mogel will sign her book, which will be on sale that evening. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own copies for signing.