Standing Strong: Good Discipline Makes Great Teens (Paperback)

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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 asserts, in defiance of a culture that conditions us to expect a far gloomier reality. Too often, the world tells parents to be content with mediocrity instead of the prospect of raising respectful and responsible children with strong character.

In a lively question-and-answer format, Dr. Ray unpacks issues ranging from sibling relationships and peer pressure to curfews and chores to overcoming backtalk and teaching your kids to avoid drugs. He equips parents to give their teens a safer, more stable adolescence and help them develop virtues for a lifetime. If you feel as if you've been a weak disciplinarian, Dr. Ray explains that "there are . . . critical reasons to reverse your parenting, even if it seems late." He offers practical approaches such as:

  • Four tips to help you enjoy your kids' teen years
  • Three techniques for becoming a calmer parent
  • Five ways to monitor your child's use of technology
  • Four simple house rules that lead to success
  • Four consequences to curb nasty talk
  • A strategy to motivate underachievers

You will also learn four key sayings for communicating more effectively with your teens. In addition, you will find out specific ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in your kids. Most significantly, you will learn how to help your children treat you with respect, so that they will develop this habit in their relationships with others as well. As you grow in becoming a stronger parent with calm, loving resolve, you will learn how to foster quality time with your teens and have real fun together.

This book is wise, perceptive, and laugh-out-loud funny. Dr. Ray uses his trademark humor-with-a-dash-of-sarcasm to give those parents who are barely treading water some good, sound, logical advice to change the tone and tenor of their households for the better.

About the Author

Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten, a clinical psychologist, an author, a professional speaker, and a national radio and television host. His radio show, The Doctor Is In, can be heard on EWTN Radio and more than 600 AM and FM stations and SiriusXM(R) Channel 130. His EWTN television series, Living Right with Dr. Ray, can be seen on EWTN, reaching more than 400 million homes in 160 countries and territories. Dr. Ray has given more than 3,000 talks on various topics, including parenting, marriage, family and the Catholic Faith. He captivates audiences with his compelling humor-laced presentations that provide practical advice and proven techniques. Dr. Ray is the author of several books, including Standing Strong and Simple Steps to a Stronger Marriage, both available through EWTN Publishing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781682782651
ISBN-10: 1682782654
Publisher: Ewtn Publishing Inc.
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English