As we put away the holiday decorations, we notice all the clutter and dust that has accumulated around the house. We yearn for clean surfaces, organized closets and less clutter. It isn’t just the physical objects that clutter our souls in January, but there seems to be a fair share of spiritual and mental clutter as well.
An area that can accumulate some emotional clutter is that of family rules and discipline. The holidays seem to be a time of relenting on important guidelines like bedtimes and whining. Now, parents everywhere are blowing the whistle for a time out and heads up as we reorganize family patterns. Raymond Guarendi, Ph.D., a popular clinical psychologist, offers a wonderful resource for all families, Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime, The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids
. This new audio book is a perfect listening companion for mom’s or dad’s ride to work.
Guarendi is an expert at offering very practical answers to questions on family discipline. His ideas are straightforward and laced with a healthy sense of humor. With his audio book, you can plug into this popular speaker whenever you need a good word of encouragement and direction.
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