Author(s): Philip C. McGraw
Do you feel that your family is not what it used to be, or what it has the potential to be? Do you worry that the parenting decisions you're making today may be scarring your child for life? Do you sometimes feel you are in a tug-of-war with the world over who will shape your child's values and beliefs?
In Family First, Dr Phil gives it to parents straight: even in this fast-paced world your family should be the centre of your life and your child's life. Parenting is the most important and noble act you will ever undertake, yet families are threatened like never before from the inside as well as the outside - many of us fight too much, or get bogged down in life's daily struggles instead of keeping our eye on the big picture of our family's wellbeing.
Dr Phil has been working with families for over twenty-five years to help them repair the fissures that have fractured their home lives. In Family First, he shows parents how to make changes now - how to put a stop to your child's tantrums; talk to them about peer pressure or self-esteem; instill values like integrity, honesty, and respect for other people; and bring order back to your house. If you want your child to have a happy, fulfilled life, you must open your eyes to the crucial role you play in his or her development.
With Family First Dr Phil offers a new classic on family life - and gives parents real answers and a plan for being the most positive and effective parents possible. Most important, he offers you and your family hope - for a happy home life now, and a productive, fulfilling future for your children. As Dr Phil says, you are not just raising children, you are also raising adults, and everything you do today impacts what kind of adult your child will become. You are building that future.