The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wendy Mogel

Narrated By: Carrington MacDuffie

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2006

Duration: 8 hours 20 minutes


Clinical psychologist and Jewish educator Wendy Mogel distills the ancient teachings of the Torah, the Talmud, important Jewish thinkers, and contemporary psychological insights into parenting issues to guides us toward effective, enlightened parenting in an increasingly speedy, material, and competitive age.


  • Liqa

    This is a great book! I highly recommend reading it. Before reading, however, you need to know that this is from the Jewish perspective which sometimes can be distracting because of all the references, but ultimately gives this book a huge amount of credibility. Any wisdom from a religion which has been around for 4 thousand years has my respect! The message is simple and so absolutely necessary in these complicated times. Raise your children with love, discipline, and responsibility - ensure that they have free time, and teach them to be resiliant.

  • Anonymous

    I was comforted to know I'm not the perfect parent, and its OK! The author's suggestions are sure to produce grounded, respectful children. My only objection to the book was the reader; she often didn't pronounce the Hebrew or Yiddish words in the text correctly. I found this disrespectful.