Dr. Ray gives parents the "OK" to teach, nurture and discipline their children without the nagging fear of what psychological damage those actions may cause! He combines humor with good common sense that so many parenting books are lacking. As you read, you can feel the love he has for his own children, which makes you feel the love you have for you children even more. Great Book! I've recommended it to many friends!
Since I got my copy of Dr. Ray Guardeni's book, "Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime", I have mentioned it to many of my friends with children. They like what they see in my own pre-teen son. I have loaned it out to many of my friends. They are thrilled with the results they've had based on practicing the down-to-earth advice given by Dr. Gaurendi. It's practical, humorous (to help take the edge off of stressful situations), and respectful towards the all important job of parenting. God bless this man for NOT taking the road of modern psycho-babble and for actually using his own brain, spine and faith to give us REAL tools we need. This book helps me in many ways how to show my child that he is loved, and it gives me tools, based on actual situations Dr. Guardendi has delt with, which I need to deal with my own son and our own life challenges. I would recommend this to parents with children of ALL AGES!