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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842352678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842352673
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James C. Dobson, Ph.D., is founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization that produces his internationally syndicated radio programs, heard by more than 200 million people every day. He is seen on 80 television stations daily in the U.S. A licensed psychologist and licensed marriage, family, and child counselor, he is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and is the father of two grown children, Danae and Ryan. He resides in Colorado.

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James C. Dobson, Ph.D., is founder and chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization that produced his internationally syndicated radio programs, heard by more than 200 million people every day. A licensed psychologist and marriage, family, and child counselor, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development. The author of more than 30 books, including his most recent bestseller, Bringing Up Boys, he has been heavily involved in governmental activities related to the family. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they reside in Colorado.

Customer Reviews

This book is a must for every parent.
Brigette R. Smith
This book is a must for every parent because it's chock full of questions and answers on every subject of parenting you can imagine.
T. McCann
My husband is using this book as an aid to study for his Sunday school class.
Bonnie P. Johnson

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By lucky mom on November 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book for families! As a wife and the mother of 3 young children I often feel like I have missed the mark at the end of the day. Did I do all I could to be a good example for my children? Did I handle that dilemma as best I could? And so on. Many of the topics covered are issues a family faces everyday, with sound, spiritual advice for tackling them. This book is not only for Christian families, Dobson is an advocate for ALL families and provides tools for strentgthening those relationships.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By MSreviews on September 27, 2005
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There's alot of great advice in this book, covering many topics. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for direction in marital and family issues. Like any book one reads, don't expect to agree with the author 100% on every issue, overall this is an excellent book with terrific advice and insight. P.S. I don't believe that Elaine ever read the book, and Deana is reading into Dr. Dobson's response. In the segment she refers to, there is no mention of monitoring a daughter's cycle to "be able to tell when the little hussy gets pregnant and then stop her from getting an abortion on the sly." Also, I started my period at the age of 11 and have never missed a month. As anyone knows, it is often the case that if a girl/woman has hormonal related rages, no physical evidence is needed to determine when she is on her period, her short fuse is the only evidence needed. I myself found it very helpful, and easier to remain in control of my emotions, when it was pointed out to me at a young age that my bad moods occurred almost exclusively during my period.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Brigette R. Smith on March 29, 2005
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This book is a must for every parent. As a christian parent of a 13 year old daughter and two sons ages 9 and 5 this book is my reference guide for many of my questions. I DO agree with Dr. Dobson's reference about the 13 yr. old daughter and keeping track of her menstrual cycle. I learned through Dr. Dobson that as a woman I totally understand what is like with the mood swings and not being able to control these hormonal imbalances. My daughter is a christian girl with a very regular cycle that is NOT on birth control so I believe the other person that reviewed this book is totally wrong in their statements. Dr. Dobson answers the questions and helps christian parents with parenting question from birth to 18 and I thank him for this wonderful guide. All of us as parents ask the questions he answers but don't know where to turn to get the answers. He does just that for us.

I give it as a gift at all baby showers now!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. McCann on December 2, 2007
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This book is a must for every parent because it's chock full of questions and answers on every subject of parenting you can imagine. Dr. Dobson does a great job with tackling tough issues from a Biblical perspective and sharing practical ways to implement the ideas. The answers are not too lengthy and are organized in such a way that you can find the answer on whatever topic you need quickly and easily.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Finding Joy in Motherhood on March 10, 2011
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Some of Dr. Dobson's advice has helped me navigate the rough waters I encountered while working at a school and now being a parent. For example, you don't need to discipline kids for doing "kid things," but rather concentrate on curtailing disobedience/disrespect. Once you grasp this concept then it's relatively easy to categorize their behavior and recognize what really needs to be addressed.

I disagree with a poster's concern about Dr. Dobson suggesting that a parent keep track of their daughter's menstrual cycle: it's not done as a means to control or menace, nor is it some antiquated notion. I think it is a prudent thing to do. You can certainly put your own spin on it, but by all means, show your daughter how to take charge of her body.

I'm sure Dr. Dobson didn't intend for this book to be the only useful tool an adult would utilize. And I don't think you need to be a "Bible Thumper" to appreciate some of the sage advice. This is just another source to turn to when you want ideas or even validation.
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By Michele Merryman on February 8, 2014
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Everyone who wants a healthy relationship with loved ones and family members should try this book.
Wonderful insights and truths....
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By Bonnie P. Johnson on January 13, 2014
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You can't go wrong with anything by James Dobson. He's solid in his teaching and lives what he preaches. My husband is using this book as an aid to study for his Sunday school class.
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