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Nationality  American
Education  Middlebury College
Spouse  Michael Tolkin

Role  Psychologist
Name  Wendy Mogel
Movies  Adaptation
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Occupation  Author, Clinical Psychologist, Public Speaker
Books  The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-reliant Children
Children  Susanna Tolkin, Emma Tolkin
Similar People  Michael Tolkin, Madeline Levine, Spike Jonze, Mel Tolkin

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Wendy Mogel (born March 23, 1951) is an American psychologist and author, whose first book, “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee,” identified the problems faced by middle class children at a time of social anxiety. Her second book, “The Blessing of a B Minus,” focused on counseling parents whose children face destructive pressures as they prepare for college.


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Mogel was raised in a secular Jewish family. She studied art history at Middlebury College in Vermont, from which she graduated cum laude. She spent her summers as a counselor at a summer camp for children with emotional problems, where she met her future husband, the filmmaker and writer Michael Tolkin. After the wedding the couple moved to California.

Mogel received a master's degree from the New School in New York City and her Ph.D. at the Wright Institute of Los Angeles and continued her studies at the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. As a clinical psychologist, she has her own practice as a child and family therapist. She is an active author and public speaker on the topic of effective parenting. Mogel has two daughters, Susanna and Emma and lives in Los Angeles.

She has appeared on The Today Show and is consulted frequently by the media as a parenting expert.


  • Wendy Mogel (2008). The Blessings of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children. Scribner. ISBN 1416593063. 
  • Wendy Mogel (2011). The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers. Scribner. ISBN 1416542043. 
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    Wendy Mogel Wikipedia

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