The Art and Science of Talking with Your Kids, featuring Dr. Wendy Mogel
On Wednesday evening, May 2, Dr. Wendy Mogel visited Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean to talk about her new book, Voice Lessons for Parents, an essential guide to the art of talking with children of all ages. With wit and humor, she discussed cultivating the art of conversation – from infancy to adulthood – in an age of hurry, worry, and digital distraction. Dr. Mogel is known for combining cutting-edge psychological research with timeless wisdom in guiding parents through the roughwatersof child rearing in today’s competitive world. We encourage everyone to read the book and keep the conversations going, both at home and in the community.
In Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen, her new book released in April, Mogel shows parents how to cultivate the art of conversation – from infancy to adulthood – in an age of hurry, worry, and digital distraction. She demonstrates how a shift in tone, tempo, and body language can open up avenues of communication between parents and their kids, as well as between parents and teachers, coaches, caretakers, and partners. Dr. Mogel also addresses an obstacle that is frustrating even the most seasoned and confident parents – the distraction of digital devices.