web analytics
October 25, 2014 / 1 Heshvan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Home » Sections » Books »

Title: Partners With Hashem 2: More Effective Guidelines for Successful Parenting

     In recent years, a new expression has become commonplace: “kids at risk.” Considering all of the pressures and stresses involved today in raising children, perhaps we should add another phrase to our lexicon: “parents at risk.”

 

      Parents today, are under-paid, over-worked, under-appreciated and overwhelmed by the challenges of raising healthy, well-adjusted and Torah-true children in the spiritually toxic environment of the larger society. For that reason, Dr. Meir Wikler’s latest book, Partners With Hashem 2, is most welcome and urgently needed.

 

      While this volume appears to be a sequel to Wikler’s earlier work, Partners With Hashem, it deals with subjects that were not addressed in his initial parenting guide and it is not necessary to have read the first volume in order to understand and appreciate the second.

 

      Dr. Wikler’s first parenting book dealt with broad themes, such as self-esteem, discipline and sibling rivalry. In Partners With Hashem 2, however, Dr. Wikler addresses timely but often-taboo topics, e.g. obesity, stealing, eating disorders, Internet addictions and smoking. This book also covers much more common child-rearing challenges such as night fears, bedtimes, bedwetting and bullying, to name a few.

 

      What makes Dr. Wikler’s book stand out from the many other excellent books on parenting available today, is the inclusion of actual clinical case examples from his private therapy and family counseling practice. In these pages, we have the opportunity to sit in with Dr. Wikler as he figures out what is bothering this child or why that child is acting up. We listen in as he counsels and guides parents to greater understanding of their children’s difficulties and increased mastery over their children’s dilemmas.

 

      In addressing each parenting challenge, Dr. Wikler begins with an explanation of what typically causes that particular behavior or reaction in children. Then he cautions the reader to avoid the more common strategies parents often attempt that will not prove helpful. Finally, he concludes with a list of approaches and practical steps that parents can take to help their children overcome the particular hurdle, which that chapter addresses.

 

      The chapters are arranged in three chronological categories: preschool years, elementary, high school and beyond. As a result, there is no parent who will not be able to find at least a few chapters that are immediately relevant to whatever stage of development their children are at currently.

 

      Finally, a subject index at the end enables the reader to find any topic in either of Dr. Wikler’s two volumes on parenting.

 

      This is an easy-to-read book that should come in handy throughout the developmental cycle of any child. As the author writes in his preface, this book can be, “a constant, supportive and encouraging companion and guide to parents as they traverse the winding, tortuous but always noble path of parenthood.”

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Title: Partners With Hashem 2: More Effective Guidelines for Successful Parenting

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Rafael's Spike anti-tank missile launcher.
India to buy $525 Million in Israeli Anti-Tank Missiles
Latest Sections Stories
Nimchinsky-102414-Flag

This past summer was a powerful one for the Jewish people. I will always remember where I was on June 12th when I found out that Gilad, Eyal and Naftali were kidnapped. I will always remember the look on my sister’s face on June 30th when she told me that they were found. I will […]

Schonfeld-logo1

Avromi often put other people’s interests before his own: he would not defend people whom he believed were guilty (even if they were willing to pay him a lot of money).

Kupfer-102414

The Presbyterian Church USA voted to divest from three companies that do business with Israel.

How can I help my wife learn to say “no,” and understand that her first priority must be her husband and family?

My eyes skimmed an article on page 1A. I was flabbergasted. I read the title again. Could it be? It had good news for the Miami Jewish community.

Students in early childhood, elementary, and middle school were treated to an array of hands-on projects to create sukkah decorations such as wind chimes, velvet posters, sand art, paper chains, and more.

It is important for a therapist to focus on a person’s strengths as a way of overcoming his or her difficulties.

Sadly, there are mothers who, due to severe depression are unable or unwilling to prepare nourishing food for their children.

Michal had never been away from home. And now, she was going so far away, for so long – an entire year!

Though if you do have a schach mat, you’ll realize that it cannot actually support the weight of the water.

More Articles from Avrohom Roth

Author: Dr. Meir Wikler

Publisher: ArtScroll/Mesorah

Publications, 2006

Author: Dr. Meir Wikler
Publisher: ArtScroll/Mesorah
Publications, 2006

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/title-partners-with-hashem-2-more-effective-guidelines-for-successful-parenting-2/2007/01/31/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: