Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent ... Only Different

Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent ... Only Different
Guarendi, Ray
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Dr. Ray Guarendi believes that parenting is too important to be taken seriously--and that goes double for grandparenting. As a father of ten, clinical psychologist, radio host and author of many books about marriage and parenting, Dr. Ray has spent his career helping to strengthen families through a combination of Catholic theology, common-sense insights and wry humor. Now, having become a new grandpa himself, Dr. Ray is turning his attention to the joyful, rejuvenating and sometimes complicated subject of grandparenting.

In Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent...Only Different, he answers real questions from grands. Some wonder how being a grandparent will differ from being a parent, and want to mature into it with as few wrinkles as possible. Some are a daily presence in their grandchildren's lives, perhaps even sharing a home with them and wanting their interactions to be as smooth as possible. Others live many miles away and fear yielding to the temptation of bribery to endear their distant grandbabies to them. Some are baffled as to why their own children are raising the grandkids so unlike they were raised--in practice, discipline or morals. Others see their grandchildren as difficult to be around, and ask what, if anything, they can do about it.

Whether you're a "Grandma," a "Poppy," an "Opa" or a "Nana," Dr. Ray can help you navigate this second go-round with children in a way that mirrors God's own unconditional love for us. You'll learn to balance the expertise you've banked during decades as a parent with the emotional dynamics of this new stage of life. And best of all, you'll get a little extra insight into savoring the true, unabashed joy of grandparenthood.

Being a Grandparent makes a great gift for new grandparents and seasoned matriarchs and patriarchs alike.

The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

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9781632532312
Publication Date: 
2018-04-10
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Jesus, the Master Psychologist: Listen to Him

Jesus, the Master Psychologist: Listen to Him
Guarendi, Ray
$15.95

Dr. Ray Guarendi directs us to the root of all healthy counseling: the words of the Redeemer.

Rightly regarded as America's leading Catholic psychologist and family counselor, EWTN's Dr. Ray Guarendi details here the fundamentals of Christian psychology in his incomparable down-to-earth style.

In some teachings, Jesus is two millennia ahead of what psychology is only now coming to understand. In others, He directly contradicts what today's psychology preaches. In these pages, Dr. Ray explores the teachings of both modern psychology and Jesus Christ to identify the therapy tools worth employing -- and those we should avoid. Most notably, he helps us understand that every tool and counseling guideline worth pursuing can find its roots directly in the words of Christ.

Jesus knows our minds far more intimately than we do, and He knows the rewards we receive for following the paths He advocates. Indeed, in tackling any interior or exterior difficulty, there is c

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9781682782361
Publication Date: 
2021-06-15
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Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration

Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration
$17.95

This is the book you need to master your anger so your anger won't master you. Popular TV host, clinical psychologist, and best-selling author Dr. Ray Guarendi incisively cuts to the heart of the matter to help you determine whether your anger response is justified -- and what to do when it isn't.

Dr. Guarendi unpacks for you the many types of anger and the types of people who suffer most from anger. For some, anger is a trait; for others, it is a state. Some are "wired fiery," with an anger that is always simmering or on a low boil, while the anger of others often comes and goes quickly.

You'll learn why feelings aren't neutral, and whether anger is a product of your nature or nurture. You'll also learn the difference between righteous and unrighteous anger -- and why those closest to us can anger us the most.

In his straightforward, engaging, and humorous style, Dr. Guarendi also unveils healthy strategies for coping with those who make us angry and how we can make choices to regulate our emotions. From this compelling, life-changing book, you will also learn:

  • The danger of harboring negative feelings

  • The surprising benefits of anger, as well as its liabilities

  • Pros and cons of venting anger and of holding it inside

  • The advantages of exercising self-control in the heat of an argument

  • Ways to take ownership of your thoughts, words, and actions

  • Best of all, this book will help you grow in virtue as you develop Christlike patience, charity, self-control, forgiveness, and humility in your relationships with others. By responding prayerfully and choosing to love deliberately, you will attain greater happiness, clarity of mind, and peace of heart.

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    9781682782637
    Publication Date: 
    2022-05-01
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    Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World

    Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World
    Guarendi, Ray
    $14.95

    From raunchy television shows to immoral peers, the barriers to raising moral and mature children are higher and more treacherous than ever. In Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World, acclaimed Catholic psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi offers parents a roadmap through this difficult and sometimes frightening terrain.

    Dr. Ray brings to bear his decades of clinical experience--and his experience as a father of ten--with some of the hardest questions of modern parenting:

  • How do you manage kids' access to pop culture--and to the corporations who all want a piece of their allowance?
  • How do you respond to others, including your own family, who don't approve of your countercultural parenting?
  • How do you handle the overabundance of stuff--toys, clothes, technology--that clogs up your family's everyday life?
  • When do you give (or take away) a smartphone?
  • How much freedom do you give your kids to choose their own friends--and when do you step in when they make wrong choices?
  • What are the habits of mind you need to form in them so they can stand strong against a morally and spiritually corrosive culture?
  • Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World is a clarion call for strong, confident parenting in confusing times. More importantly, Dr. Ray gives you the resources to grow in that confidence: the knowledge of an expert, the insight of an experienced clinician, and the wisdom of decades of fatherhood. This is a book for parents who aim to form children who value the things of God, no matter the work and the effort. Dr. Ray is here to tell you: it's worth it.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682781050
    Publication Date: 
    2019-12-12
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    Simple Steps to a Stronger Marriage

    Simple Steps to a Stronger Marriage
    Guarendi, Ray
    $17.95

    The secret of a good marriage, for the most part, is that there are no secrets, only commonsense, time-tested ideas practiced by countless others who have done it well.--from the Introduction

    Marriage expert Dr. Ray Guarendi has counseled enough couples to know that building a better relationship with your spouse doesn't mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of his ten "small steps" are lessons you learned in grade school, such as:

  • Say "I'm Sorry"
  • Listen a Minute
  • Make a List
  • Use Your Manners
  • Plus, with his "resistance rationales," Dr. Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps. Filled with straightforward advice, this book reminds you that a happier, more rewarding marriage is just a few small steps away.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682782675
    Publication Date: 
    2023-05-16
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    You're a Better Parent Than You Think!: A Guide to Common-Sense Parenting

    You're a Better Parent Than You Think!: A Guide to Common-Sense Parenting
    Guarendi, Raymond N
    $17.00
    Covering the most troublesome aspects of parenthood, this book is full of real, sensible, down-to-earth guidance.

    It restores you confidence in yourself so you don't feel undermined by all the self-proclaimed experts and enables you to raise your children in a way that is better for them...and lot better for you!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780671765958
    Publication Date: 
    1984-12-30
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