Dr. Ray is an awesome Catholic clinical psychologist who has his own TV show, radio show, and has written several books on parenting. I am a fan of all of the above so I was psyched to see that this book was up for review.
Winning the Discipline Debates is a book like no other. Dr Ray actually takes 25 different discipline scenarios and walks the reader through them, word for word. During each scenario, he inserts his advice and funny anecdotes that he is known for, making the book not only educational but fun as well. In one scenario, I thought that it was possible that Dr. Ray actually saw me with my boys in Wal-Mart one day and decided to use it for material because it was an exact reenactment of many of our trips to Wal-Mart.
So, as a mom to three boys ages 7-13, do I think this book is useful? Definitely! I think Dr. Ray covered a wide array of discipline debacles and showed parents a new way to settle disputes so that there are less in the future. Are all of the answers easy and what we want to do as parents? No, but they are what we need to do as parents in order to raise them well in a backward world. This book is written by a Catholic clinical psychologist but this book is not geared only to Catholic parents. Parents of all faiths (and none) would benefit from this book and enjoy it. Buy it today!
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