Inspiring Parents

Make Mine a Mensch

Practical insights and strategies to raise great kids
Do you want to raise happy well-adjusted, confident, respectful children?
Do you want to know the secret to create the right balance between love and discipline from someone who has not only the credentials but real life experience?
Do you want to have a life at the same time?

Make Mine a Mensch inspires and empowers parents with a practical common sense approach to raising great kids – kids with honesty and integrity.

About make mine a mensch

“It’s not selfish to fill your own cup, it’s essential”

Make Mine a Mensch is the culmination of over 30 years of research and practice in both the field of education and parenting. The book was born out of an increasing realization that parents and educators alike want real down-to-earth strategies and direction from people who have ‘been there done that” and not something based on idealism, politically correct theories or popular trends. Most importantly you will find the book is written in a language straight from the heart.

“It’s not only about launching a book but creating momentum for a movement that focuses from the cradle on developing healthy social and emotional outcomes for children”

“it’s easier to build strong children than repair broken men” -frederick douglas

Because there’s nothing more important than raising a mensch

Our Children, Our Future

Make Mine a Mensch” is not just a book but aimed to become a movement that recognises that “our children are our future” and nothing is of greater importance than raising a mensch – a happy, well-adjusted resilient child who possesses a strong self-identity, respects himself and others and most essentially his parents.


“Make Mine a Mensch” is not just a book but is aimed to become a movement that recognises that “our children are our future” and nothing is of greater importance than raising a mensch – a happy, well-adjusted resilient child who possesses a strong self-identity, respects himself and others and most essentially his parents.

Make mine a mensch

The Yiddish term for someone to be admired and emulated; someone who has a good sense of what is right and responsible

Part 1 – The Mensch Blueprint

The pyramid of effective parenting, Parenting together – same team, different style, The gift of values, Parenting style – who’s boss?

Part 2 – Mensch under Construction

Building relationships, Understanding the communication process, Assertive communication, Great expectations, Understanding the goals of misbehaviour

Part 3 – The Mensch Mandate

Rules, consequences, Dare to discipline, Putting theory into practice, From Zero to hero

Getting it right from the start

Parenting can be exhausting and consuming but it doesn’t have to be

Easy to read and entertaining

Hilarious anecdotes and real-life stories told in easy-to-digest simple language

Have fun with your kids

Kids are fun! Enjoy it as their parent, not their friend

Fill your own cup

To be the best parent you can be, you need to fill your own cup. This book will show you how

Just read your book and I wanted to tell you it was excellent. It was written clearly written, easy to understand and digest. No jargon!  Very sensible and hopefully doable for parents who struggle. More and more I see parents who are ruled by their children and scared of their children who rule the roost. Well done. Hope it has a good effect.

– Ella Blesofsky (School Principal)

The book is AMAZING. It’s a must-read! It’s a book full of advice, guidance and practical application. Well done Talli and thank you!

– Hadassa Klug (Parent)

Finally, someone is brave enough to give good strong practical advice in an easily digestible entertaining book. This is the perfect present I will be giving to any and every parent!

– Belinda Elboher (Parent)

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