Are you a parent, a "partner with Hashem" in raising His children and yours?" If so, are you over-stressed, under-appreciated, boxed in, burned out, overwhelmed? Good chance! Aren't we all, sometimes? For over 25 years, parents, children, and educators have been helped and guided by Dr. Meir Wikler, one of the Orthodox community's leading therapists and family counselors. He knows the problems and he has helped countless people achieve happiness and fulfillment. Cheerfully, wisely, and with an eye not only to what is right, but what is "doable," Wikler deals with such subjects as: instilling self-esteem in children; managing sibling rivalry; the right approaches to discipline; coping with homework; "I don't want to go to school"; understanding adolescents; divorce and remarriage; preparing children for marriage; and that's not all! How many of these subjects affect you? If you're alive on this planet, many of them. The author's down-to-earth advice is based on traditional Torah sources, the guidance of distinguished Torah authorities, interaction with peer group, and a fruitful career of successfully helping hundreds and hundreds of parents and children. Many of the chapters are expanded and adapted from articles that originally appeared in the Jewish Observer and other publications. This is not an ivory tower book, it is generously laced with real case histories (disguised to protect the identities of the subjects) to show how problems are analyzed and treated, and how goals are achieved. The author is practical and realistic, and that's why so many people seek his advice. Now, in these pages, he is coming to you. The author is sensitive to the fears of parents, the insecurities of children, and the problems and possibilities of rebbes and teachers. His asessments are based on reality and his solutions are founded on the art of the possible. This book is packed with practical wisdom. Raising children and keeping a family on an even keel are always exciting, Partners With Hashem will make them more successful.
by Dr. Meir Wikler