In this popular book, Dr. Ray focuses directly on discipline, answering over 100 of the most common and most frustrating discipline questions parents ask. Sibling quarrels, bedtime issues, temper tantrums, whining, willfulness, school, tattling: If kids do it and parents face it, this book aims to address it—with a healthy dose of humor and down-to-earth practicality.
Winning the Discipline Debates covers a series of the most common (and most frustrating) discipline scenarios between parents and kids. The debates are interspersed with Dr. Ray's enlightening comments and observations. Learn, laugh, and let Dr. Ray coach you to stand strong and become a more confident parent.
"Excellent does not sufficiently describe this book"
How do you deal with anger - and all its emotional counterparts? Whether it’s with parents, children, siblings, spouses, coworkers, or even friends, we all struggle with situations that make us angry. Psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi cuts through the psychobabble to present a realistic picture of anger and other emotional issues, and then offers practical solutions for overcoming them. Anger doesn’t have to erupt without warning. Most of the time, managing anger is well within your control.
With wit and wisdom, Dr. Ray Guarendi gives parents the tools they need not only to navigate the teen years but also to enjoy them. Teens are "full of life, enthusiasm, energy and laughter," Dr. Ray says, "although our culture primes us to expect a far darker reality." In a lively question-and-answer format, Good Discipline, Great Teens considers issues ranging from curfew to drugs to backtalk and equips parents to give their teens a safer, more stable adolescence, and character and virtues for a lifetime.
"Very helpful - validating"
Marriage expert Dr. Ray Guarendi has counseled enough couples to know that building a better relationship with your spouse doesn't mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of his ten "small steps" are lessons you learned in grade school, such as: say "I'm sorry"; listen a minute; make a list; use your manners. Plus, with his "resistance rationales," Doctor Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps.
Dr. Ray identifies 50 of the most common child-related truisms and parenting myths that can often mislead and undercut parents and explains how the virtues of prudence, temperance, and fortitude can help any parent discern the best course of action for his or her family. Parents are encouraged to ask themselves: Does this have merit for our family, with our morals? Does it make sense? Does it align with wisdom confirmed through generations?
Do you ever feel like raising kids in the faith is a losing battle? Or maybe your spouse wishes you weren't quite so religious. Concerns surrounding Christianity and faith can become touchy topics for today's families. With equal doses of sound spiritual wisdom and good psychological perspective, Dr. Ray addresses the most common issues.