Wendy Mogel Ph.D

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About Dr. Wendy Mogel

DR. WENDY MOGEL is a practicing clinical psychologist, New York Times best selling author and international public speaker.

In more than five hundred talks she’s addressed unusually diverse audiences including non-English speaking Chinese business women in Beijing, the PBS Kids’ Next Generation advisory group, youth leaders at the (Buddhist) Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, the staff of the New York Times, Baptist clergy, rabbinic students, talent agents, physicians in Fiji, numerous men’s groups and the graduating class of 2014 at the interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony of the Claremont Colleges.

She was once on a program with President Barack Obama, once with the Dalai Lama and once with circus performers.

Currently she serves on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine and is a research and policy advisor for Challenge Success—a child advocacy program of the Stanford University School of Education.

Dr. Mogel is a frequent guest expert on national media. She weighs in issues of the day—from talking to kids about death to the appropriateness of embracing the chaos of messy rooms—and on the topic for which she is best known: the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability and exuberance.

In a starred review Publisher’s Weekly described her perennial bestseller, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, as, “Impassioned, lyrical and eminently practical—a real treasure.”

Critical praise for her book about raising teenagers, The Blessing of a B Minus, emphasizes its wit, wisdom, compassion and common sense.

Both books are popular in their Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese editions. One foreign translation sells particularly well (perhaps because the publisher changed the title to From a B Minus to an A Plus).