Parenting isn't for cowards: dealing confidently with the frustrations of child-rearing

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Word Books, 1987 - Family & Relationships - 239 pages
Speaking both as a therapist and as a parent-on a landmark study of 35,000 patients-Dobson offers time-proven insights on why some children really are harder to raise than others. With over 1 million copies sold, this classic parenting handbook provides sound guidance and "tough love" principles for raising healthy children.

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Today's parents face a great deal of challenges, and these frustrations have produced what Dr. James Dobson calls a "crisis of confidence" in today's parents. This fact was verified in his study of ... Read full review

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This book was really discouraging to us, and unnecessarily so. Not recommended. Read full review


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The Tough and the Gentle
What 35000 Parents Said about Their Children

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James Dobson obtuvo el titulo de doctor en desarrollo infantil de la Universidad de California del sur y desde entonces ha recibido cinco doctorados honorarios. Tiene dos hijos adultos y vive en Colorado Springs, Colorado con su esposa Shirley.
Dobson es presidente de Enfoque a la Familia, una organizacion que se dedica a la conservacion del hogar. El Doctor Dobson tiene un programa diario que se escucha en mas de l.800 estaciones de radio. Desde que se publico por primera vez. Atrevete a disciplinar, tres presidentes de los Estados Unidos han nombrado al doctor Dobson a varias comisiones. Tambien fue nombrado presidente de la Iniciativa Familiar del Ejercito de los Estados Unidos.
James Dobson is a pediatric psychologist whose organization, Focus on the Family, is the core of an influential multimedia group that advocates practices derived from evangelical Christian values. He is the author of several books and the host of an internationally broadcast radio show.

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