“I love them so much. How can they get me so angry?”“I can’t stand it when my kids fight. How can I make them stop?”“I want to be a good parent. I want to bring up my children according to Torah ideals. But sometimes it seems I just want to get through the day and get the kids into bed.”
In this long-awaited revised and expanded edition of her very popular Effective Jewish Parenting, Miriam Levi provides conscientious Jewish parents everywhere with the tools that can make their job easier and elevate the whole family’s behavior in the process.
A renowned lecturer and writer, Mrs. Levi has conducted parenting workshops for two decades, in Israel, England, Canada, and the United States. As many have before, the reader of this new edition will be happily surprised to see how quickly profound changes can be wrought in the home with small modifications of a parent’s outlook and approach.
With clarity and frankness, Mrs. Levi cuts through to the essentials, forgoing the confusing morass of conflicting dogmas about child-raising that can baffle even the most intelligent, well-intentioned parent. For those who want to expand and refine the skills they learned from her first volume, this new, expanded More Effective Jewish Parenting will serve as a wise, practical guide. For parents of a new generation not yet familiar with Miriam Levi’s common-sense approach, this new edition will be a welcome revelation.
Yes -- it is possible to change long-ingrained habits. It is possible to discipline your children with love. And it is possible to become the kind of parent you want to be, one whose behavior is consistent with Torah principles.
In response to popular demand, she has added new chapters on “The Difficult Child,” “Education for Torah Living,” and “The Teenage Years.” For anyone who realizes that parenting is a privilege, and our children a sacred trust, this volume will be a reaffirmation of faith and an indispensable companion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Miriam Levi, a mother of three grown sons, is a consultant and instructor in special education. She conducts parenting workshops in Israel and abroad. Mrs. Levi received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College and did graduate work in special education at Teacher’s Institute of Columbia University. Her husband, Professor Yehudah (Leo) Levi, is the co-author of a commentary on five tractates of the Jerusalem Talmud and author of books on Jewish thought, as well as a standard text on electron optics. The Levis have lived in Jerusalem since 1970.