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Dare to Discipline [Paperback]

James C. Dobson
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Pub (Jun 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 084230522X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842305228
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,302,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dare to discipline 15 Oct 2013
By Joy
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Very good christian book, about Love&Discipline, how to raise your children in a loving and caring manner, so that they will grow up to live a stable life. Very quick delivery, in a good condition, it is everything we asked for! We certainly recommend this book and the supplier.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worst possible book for adult survivors of childhood abuse 27 Jun 2011
By John Thornton - Published on Amazon.com
"Dare to Discipline" by Dr. James Dobson is a dangerous book that can lead to child abuse. If you are an adult person who had abusive parents, and you are trying to break the cycle of abuse, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.

The concepts in "Dare to Disciple" about overcoming a child's will and Dobson's ongoing pushing of the "need" for correction can come off, to an abuse survivor, as justification for physical abuse of a child. This is a terrible tragedy, as proper discipline and guidance are essential for a child, but a safe pattern for that is not found in "Dare to Discipline."

Any person who grew up physically, emotionally, or abused in any other way needs to AVOID Dr. Dobson's concepts, especially "Dare to Discipline."

In order for adult abuse survivors to be good parents, they need to deal with the faulty "discipline" and abusive patterns that were beaten into them. That will be greatly hindered if abuse survivors read books by Dr. James Dobson.

First adult abuse survivors need to relearn proper childhood and to heal from the abuse. An excellent book for that is, "Adult Children of Abusive Parents: A Healing Program for Those Who Have Been Physically, Sexually, or Emotionally Abused" by Steven Farmer.

Christianity offers healing and hope for people, but for those who survived abusive parents (especially those who did the abuse form a religious motive) must avoid Dr. James Dobson's concepts. A good resource for that is "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse" by David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen.

I am not meaning to put down Dr. James Dobson, but his work is truly dangerous for adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Thanks for reading my review.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Concerned Parent 15 Aug 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Book should be entitled "Dare to Hit Your Child with Whatever is Handy". Dobsen extolls virtues of his wife snapping their not yet two-year-old with a switch across the shins, can you imagine? He also attests that he received great benefit, as a child, by being spontaneously walloped by his mom's girdle, complete with buckles and straps.
The fact is, that spontaneous anger from a parent can be beneficial to a child, in seeing that his actions may set off undesired reactions. Yet, spontaneous violence sends an absolutely wrong message of physical superiority making "right" in a confrontational situation.
My children turned out quite well, I think with equal parts luck, love, and parental boundries. I didn't get anything from this book (I read it years ago) that I utilized in child-rearing, except a dedication to never hit my children.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Need an excuse to batter your child?? 16 Feb 2013
By L. Holman - Published on Amazon.com
If you're looking for an excuse to abuse your child, this book is for you. If you are the victim of a monstrous parent like Dobson, this book will give you nightmares. He even describes, in detail, various physical abuse. Incredible that his books sell.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Children need responsive Parents 30 July 2013
By Kathy J. Farrey - Published on Amazon.com
Based on Dr Dobson's opinions, not science. He actually suggests when your baby cries, you should not respond imediately, but wait in the doorway for a few minutes. Current science says that this will actually cause anxiety in the child. Also, with the amount of violence in our culture, I don't think parents really need permission to hit their kids.
27 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Mr. Delusion. 1 Feb 2005
By Neil - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
My father used Dobson's methodology as a license to strike. If you wish to die alone in a nursing home, I suggest you listen to those who worship hate and violence. There is not a day that I don't dream of lashing my old man with a studded belt to punish him in return, and am contemplating not having children to let the cycle of violence end with me.

God bless America, we really need it....
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