Practical, Real-Life Parenting Advice (on Everything from School and Social Concerns to Cell Phone and Internet Worries) From an Award-Winning Educator, Journalist, and Mother of Four
"A gem of a new book!" -Ari Goldman, New York Daily News "I'm not Jewish, but I loved this book! I laughed through it all while still appreciating the serious lessons it teaches. Every mom and dad will find themselves nodding and smiling as they discover themselves on every page." -Bonnie R. Strickland PhD Former President of the American Psychological Association
"Sharon has filled Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? with lots of practical advice for parents including how to deal with Santa envy, how to survive the homework struggle, how to plan a birthday party without breaking your budget, and how to help shy kids make friends. There are also excellent chapters on modern playdate protocol and parenting the Net Generation."
-Jewish Literary Review
"Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah is a valuable must-buy for all Jewish parents, and not just for Hanukkah. Not only does Estroff give practical childrearing advice but her joyful approach to Judaism is a healthy antidote to religious skeptics." -Hadassah Magazine
"Sharon Duke Estroff has the uncanny ability to give solid, useful and practical information on how to raise children while making you laugh out loud at the same time. Her book is a must for every parent - Jewish or non-Jewish."
-Stephen J. Nowicki PhD
Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success
"From playdates, homework, and extracurricular activities to bar/bat mitzvah, tzedakah, and Jewish holidays, with insight and humor Estroff offers suggestions for coping with the day to day challenges of modern parenting. An easy read, packed with good, practical advice."
- Chicago Jewish Star
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SHARON DUKE ESTROFF
Sharon Duke Estroff is an award-winning educator and author of "Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? (Random House, 2007). Her parenting articles appear in over 100 publications including Scholastic Parent and Child, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Woman's Day. She is a parenting blogger for Huffington Post. Sharon is the creator of CHALLENGE ISLAND enrichment classes, camps, and birthday parties which provide imagination-fueled learning adventures to children while fostering their critical and creative thinking skills.