Parenting Isn’t for Cowards

  • by James Dobson
  • Narrated by John McDonough
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Unfortunately, children don’t come with operating instructions, so raising even the most compliant kids can sometimes be disconcerting. Acknowledging that some youngsters are more challenging than others, Dr. James Dobson offers real help with establishing parent-child relationships, maintaining sanity, and banishing guilt. A Doctor of Philosophy in child development and the founder of the international organization Focus on the Family, Dr. Dobson has become one of America’s most respected family therapists. Drawing on a landmark study of 35,000 parents, as well as on his experience as both a professional and a parent, the author offers valuable advice on every aspect of parenting. This insightful best-seller offers parents the opportunity to find fulfillment in every stage of parenting, from bringing children into the world to letting them go. Narrator John McDonough’s reassuring voice inspires a healthy dose of parenting confidence.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another winner for Dobson (no surprises there)

Would you listen to Parenting Isn’t for Cowards again? Why?

Yes. Good info, practical advise.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Parenting Isn’t for Cowards?

Excellent production - easy to listen to.


Which scene was your favorite?

This is non-fiction - there are no scenes


What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Realistic advise - they understand the difficulties in parenthood and don't minimize them.


Any additional comments?

A lot goes into Dr Dobson's work - not just a few examples but thousands (or more).

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- Steve

Very Good Read

I strongly recommend this book for any parent and to maybe read it over again when feeling discouraged as a parent.....we aren't perfect, this book however encourages you to keep working and points out how "normal" it is to feel defeated, but to never loose heart. The only negative is if you have read other Parenting Books by Dr. Dobson, such as, "The Strong Willed Child" & "Bringing Up Boys", it does repeat some of the same stories/examples. But they can always be reiterated!
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books