Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World

Parenting today is tough. It used to be that all we had to worry about was keeping our lids away from the bad group of kids in the neighborhood. Nowadays we still have that concern but there’s a whole new dimension. With the advent if the internet are kids now have the ability to access not only any person but just about anything, most of which we would rather they did not. So what is a parent to do? Dr. Ray Guarendi provides timely guidance and valuable insight in his book Raising Upright Kids in an Upside Down World.

The challenges are real. It seems that never before has the deck been stacked so high against us. We may think it is impossible to raise moral upstanding children in today’s society but that’s simply not the case. There is hope and Dr. Ray has the answers. Don’t give up just yet. Dr. Ray has the answers to being strong, confident parents in a society that has checked out morally.

In the book Dr. Ray takes a look at a number of key influences on our children that challenge us as parents today. The topics are varied and include the most problematic one cellphones. The issues caused by cellphones in youth today are numerous. From allowing kids to have easy access to porn, to the problems incurred through social media bullying, cellphones have changed the landscape of parenting today. On one hand we find comfort in the ability to be able to easily reach our children while away from home on the other we have very justified concerns about who and what they can access when we are not around. Sometimes it just comes down to taking the phone away or limiting access. Dr. Ray provides great insight on how to handle this.

There’s a TON more covered in this book beyond the topic of cellphones which happened to peek my interest. Topics covered include:

How do you handle the overabundance of stuff? Minimalism is all the rage and for good reason. How many toys, clothes, and technology devices can one hoe hold and when does the quantity become excessive and unhealthy.

How do we handle the overabundance of stuff? Minimalism is all the rage these days. When exactly have we reached peek capacity for toys, clothes, and technology devices. Just how many things can one house hold?

How much freedom do we allow our kids to have when it comes to picking their friends? We don’t want to be overprotective an smother our kids but as they get older we want to ensure they are not being influenced by the wrong crowd. How and when do we intervene when we see something is not going the way we would like?

What habits must we instill in our kids to ensure they are prepared to face the morally bankrupt world we live in? What must we teach them to ensure they remain steadfast against a society that has thrown morals out the window?

If you are a concerned parent than this is the book for you. Dr. Ray combines decades of experience in the clinical field along with his own experiences as a father to provide a path forward. The next generation is in our hands, living under our roofs. We owe them the best. Not only do we owe it to them but we also owe it to ourselves so that we can find a way to turn this misguided world back to God.

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