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An Evening with Dr. Wendy Mogel

Wendy Mogel


"An Evening with Dr. Wendy Mogel"

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
San Antonio Academy - Ellison Hall

Reception: 5:00 PM  |  Presentation: 5:30 PM

Parents from throughout the community are invited to attend this special presentation from internationally acclaimed psychologist, public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Wendy Mogel.

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Dr. Mogel’s disarming candor, quick wit, and signature use of cutting-edge psychological research guides parents through the rough waters of child-rearing, adding a measure of joy and humor to their voyage. Drawing on insights from her thirty-five year career in clinical psychology, hilarious anecdotes (and sound advice) from school and camp counselors, and eye-opening conversations with middle and high school students, Dr. Mogel unravels the paradox of good-intentioned, devoted parenting gone astray. She explains how over-protection, over-scheduling, over-indulgence and perfectionism undermine children’s intrinsic motivation, resilience, and pride in their achievements. Parents are freed to adopt a kinder, firmer, and ultimately more effective approach to the trenches of daily family life.


Dr. Wendy Mogel is an internationally acclaimed social-clinical psychologist, author, and public speaker who specializes in the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability and exuberance in children. Publisher’s Weekly gave her—now classic—parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, a starred review, calling it “impassioned, lyrical and eminently practical…a real treasure.” Her revelatory second release, The Blessing of a B Minus, addresses the challenge of parenting adolescents in a culture of anxiety and entitlement. Publisher’s Weekly raved, “Mogel’s compassion and authenticity will ring true with parents of all faiths facing the tumultuous teen years.” Mogel’s third book, Voice Lessons, is about cultivating the art of conversation—from infancy to adulthood—in an age of hurry, worry, and digital distraction. In it, she addresses an obstacle that flummoxes even the most seasoned and confident parent: the distraction of digital devices, how they impact our connection with our families, and what we can do about it. 

Dr. Mogel is known for her enlightening, frank, and deft approach to “parenting” parents by supporting and guiding them in raising their children and coaching them into becoming mature stakeholders in our schools.

A graduate of Middlebury College, Wendy Mogel completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She previously served on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine. She contributes articles to a
variety of publications and is regularly featured as a guest expert by The TODAY Show, and in interviews by reporters from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, CNN, and NPR.

She is the host of the popular podcast Nurture vs Nurture with Dr. Wendy Mogel, where she brings her 40 years of experience working with families to these intimate and wonderfully voyeuristic conversations with a different set of parents.

Dr. Mogel currently lives and practices in Northern California. For more information, visit her website at

Presentation brought to you by:
The Womack Family Counseling Fund and the SAA Parents Club

Please RSVP to attend using the form below by April 3.

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