Mamaleh Knows Best by Marjorie Ingall
What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children

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Ingall implores parents to be firm and sincere, and help their children create meaning in their lives. Ingall's engaging guide will help parents, Jewish or not, navigate the jagged terrain of child-rearing with a hearty dose of confidence and laughter.
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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.

 

About Marjorie Ingall

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MARJORIE INGALL is a columnist for Tablet magazine, the National Magazine Award-winning journal of Jewish culture and ideas, and a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review. For seven years she wrote the “East Village Mamele” column for The Jewish Daily Forward. She has been a contributing editor at Glamour and a contributing writer at Self, and has written for Ms., Wired, Real Simple, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, and the late, lamented Sassy, where she was the senior writer and books editor. She is the author of The Field Guide to North American Males (Henry Holt, 1997), coauthor of Hungry (Simon & Schuster, 2009) with the model Crystal Renn, and coauthor of Smart Sex (Simon & Schuster, 1998) with Jessica Vitkus. She is a former senior writer and producer at the Oxygen TV network, where she discovered her perkiness levels were not up to a job in daytime talk television.
Author Residence: New York, New York
 
Published August 30, 2016 by Harmony. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Ingall implores parents to be firm and sincere, and help their children create meaning in their lives. Ingall's engaging guide will help parents, Jewish or not, navigate the jagged terrain of child-rearing with a hearty dose of confidence and laughter.

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