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Author Ingall, Marjorie.

Title Mamaleh knows best : what Jewish mothers do to raise successful, creative, empathetic, independent children / Marjorie Ingall.

Edition First Edition.
Publication Info. New York : Harmony Books, 2016.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  649.1 ING    AVAILABLE
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Description 245 pages ; 22 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary "We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: Hectoring, guilt-inducing, clingy as a limpet. In Mamaleh Knows Best, Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall smashes this tired trope with a hammer. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares Jewish secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical, and accomplished children. She offers abundant examples showing how Jewish mothers have nurtured their children's independence, fostered discipline, urged a healthy distrust of authority, consciously cultivated geekiness and kindness, stressed education, and maintained a sense of humor. These time-tested strategies are the reason Jews have triumphed in a wide variety of settings and fields over the vast span of history. Ingall will make you think, she will make you laugh, and she will make you a better parent. You might not produce a Nobel Prize winner, but you'll definitely get a great human being"-- Provided by publisher.
"In this funny, insightful look at the best practices of Jewish mothering, Marjorie identifies the 10 key tenets of Jewish parenting, then uses a blend of funny anecdotes, modern research, and ancient texts to show how anyone can teach those values at home"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- Know your history -- Nurture independence - your kid's and your own -- Maintain discipline -- Distrust authority -- Encourage geekiness -- Emphasize - but don't fetishize - education -- Tell stories -- Laugh -- Value money (but not too much) -- Cultivate spirituality and model Tikkun Olam -- Conclusion: how to raise a mensch -- Your Yiddish glossary.
Subject Parenting.
Child rearing -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
ISBN 9780804141413 (hardback)
080414141X (hardback)
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