Ray says, "although our culture primes us to expect a far darker reality. This book was very helpful in seeing things in a logical and clear manner and validates what most parents already know instinctively. It gave me the words I needed to say the things I was saying in a new way, and it showed my teens that I am not alone in my thinking and morals. Thank you, Dr Ray. I wish there were more people and doctors like you. Good Discipline, Great Teens By: Servant Books Whispersync for Voice-ready.
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I was hoping for some tips on how to approach discipline in these cases without setting up a showdown which the parent can't possibly win. Ray mentions that dictatorial or unloving parenting can be detrimental, but never really discusses what that looks like. I think that's my biggest frustration with the book.
There is no nuance. It's all very black and white, and I am guessing that Dr. Ray would say parenting is supposed to be black and white.
However, after being in the trenches for a few years with three teens with different personalities, I've discovered that the same methods don't work for everyone. Ray had spent more time talking about how to balance firm parenting with creating a loving relationship with your teen. My final issue with the book is that in his attempt to make his answers readable and humorous, I think he isn't always clear on his meaning. Sometimes, his answers feel a bit condescending too. So all that probably makes it sound like I didn't like the book, but that's not true! I'm glad I read it, and it did provide me some much-needed encouragement and ideas.
While I don't think this is the right book for parents with older, defiant teens, I would recommend it to those with younger teens. A lot of what he recommends can help head off trouble before it starts, but I don't think it helps those of us who have already let the horses out of the corral and are trying to get them back in.
Nov 02, Espresso rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm trying to stay ahead of the curve! This book offered a great deal of insight on the perspective of aging kids. Jul 09, Jen rated it liked it. As you can see, it took me quite a while to get thru this book. There were some good pieces of advice. Nothing I didn't agree with!
Apr 15, Karen L. I just love Dr. Occasionally I listen to his radio show, and always agree with him.
A must for raising today's teenagers. He is also the master of helping us keep our senses of humor throughout the entire process. Good Discipline, Great Teens. Click here Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? To be clear, this isn't a bad book. 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.
This book is so easy to read and is not preachy. He introduces a parent question about discipline and gives his answer. He is very matter of fact, and very down to earth.
I love how he emphasizes training kids to not be materialistic, to be kind decent people who at age 22 will be a delight to be around, and an asset to society. He is a psych I just love Dr. Decide your impact on the future. Be the best example for your children. Essential Guide for Parents: The Most Effective Strategies to E Are you tired of tantrums and behaviour problems? This book will prepare you for the challenging toddler years and will help raise a happy child! Product details File Size: August 16, Sold by: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Ray Guarendi uses his trademark humor sprinkled with a little sarcasm to give those of us who are barely treading water trying to raise our teens good, sound, logical advice. The book is in question and answer format and this reader found many questions in the book to be those on the very tip of my tongue. My teens, when they saw me reading the book, said "Oh no! Ray and have never had any luck in refuting any of his reasoning though they have tried and tried.
The best part about this book is Dr. Ray's reinforcement of the necessity of discipline throughout the teen years and his consistent reminder that parents should not feel guilty maintaining authority in the home during these years even when doing so feels like a continuous struggle. He is also the master of helping us keep our senses of humor throughout the entire process.
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Ray's book would be to have him move in and raise my teens for me. Ray has a boatload of common sense and is able to impart advice with a great deal of humor. A must for raising today's teenagers. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful.
Helpful as a refresher now that I Helpful as a refresher now that I have teenagers again. One person found this helpful. This book was used as a study book for parents with various ages of children, from 6 - Very useful, supportive of good discipline, a reminder of what is most important - the long-range formation of the child, not the desires of the moment.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I liked the examples and the overall suggestions on how to deal with different situations. The book helped me see things from the teen's perspective. This is a great book by Dr. I have employed some of his suggestions with my year old already I just have to do it consistently. Ray is a great voice against the "whatever" and indulgent mentality of not only teens these days but unfortunately many parents as well. The teens wouldn't be that way if the parents weren't.