Thursday, October 31, 2013

More from Dr. Ray

I have been reading the latest book from Dr. Ray Guarendi, Winning the Discipline Debates. Let me tell you what I think ;0)
Winning the Discipline Debates

The structure of the book is a fun, easy read. The layout is like a play script (including stage direction from Dr. Ray!) setting up the conflict and addressing different possible outcomes depending on the parent's and child's action/reaction. The book covers a wide range of behavior and discipline issues so it's likely that you will find something that can help you with your parenting.

If you are a fan of Dr. Ray, or just enjoy wry humor, you will enjoy this book. It is typical Dr. Ray, self-deprecating, humorous, with good tips all along the way. Dr. Ray's ability to cut to the core issue is always refreshing. He is not afraid to say the things that need to be said, regardless of how they play with today's societal climate.

I enjoyed reading this book. I think it will help a lot of parents, regardless of where they are in their parenting journey. It begins with a toddler problem in Chapter 1 and ends with a sixteen-year-old in Chapter 25 so this would be an excellent gift for a new parent. That way, they can check back with it all along their parenting journey.

For fans of Dr. Ray, there are bits of wisdom that are repeated or repackaged from previous books. I look at that as positive reinforcement...most of us don't learn things completely the first time around. Try it for yourself or buy a copy for another parent. It will make the journey a more enjoyable trip.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Winning the Discipline Debates. The Catholic Company is the best resource for all your seasonal needs such as First Communion gifts as well as ideas and gifts for the special papal Year of Faith.

1 comment:

  1. I love Dr. Ray's philosophy and humor...thank you for the book review!