Dr. Ray Guarendi. Taught by Ten. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Paperback. $14.95. 144 pages. Available from the publisher.
“With God’s grace as your brace, you walk through what comes, with a reservoir of resolve.” –Dr. Ray
Dr. Ray Guarendi, a popular psychologist, TV and radio host, shares practical ways to raise morally mature children in a decadent culture. Readers will learn, just as he did, to apply strategies and tips on being loving and firm but calm.
“How could I not learn living with ten kids, their personalities, their quirks… They taught me not to overreact. They taught me on a day-to-day basis kids are pretty much capable of anything,” shared Dr. Ray. “And they taught me that their dad better do two things: he better love them with all his might and he better discipline them more than probably the average culture . . . . When you don’t have that, it gets ugly.”
Included among the many topics Dr. Ray covers are:
- What is meant by “Enlightened Parents Disease”
- How to present a united front and not be manipulated by your children
- The truth behind Middle Child Syndrome
- Why mistakes in child rearing are to be expected
- How to resolve (and avoid) conflicts, teach respect and manners
Dr. Ray further relates stories of his children who were impacted by serious health issues, the effects of substance abuse, and woundedness from unstable foster care environments. He also conveys miracles of God’s love in his life and the lives of his children.
Reviewers commented about Dr. Ray’s writing:
“Dr. Ray is amazing! His advice is given in a way that will have you turning the pages!”
“It's like a breath of fresh air -- I feel calm, rational, and in control. My kids are happier. His jokes are so cute, some of them really had me cracking up just because they were so cheesy, and it became even funnier. I started reading stressed and upset and I feel like I'm regaining control. I got a compliment from another mom today about my children's behavior and recommended this book to her.”
Raymond N. Guarendi, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books, including Living Calm, Jesus, the Master Psychologist, Thinking Like Jesus, Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World and Adoption: Should You, Could You, and Then What? A highly acclaimed speaker, Dr. Ray’s radio show “The Doctor Is In” is on over 440 stations. His television show, "Living Right with Dr. Ray," appears on EWTN Global Catholic Network.
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