Ray Guarendi

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Raymond N. Guarendi, aka Dr. Ray, is a practicing clinical psychologist and authority on parenting and behavioral issues active in the Catholic media, and is also a well known author. Guarendi is an advocate of common sense approaches to child rearing and discipline issues.


Guarendi received his B.A. and M.A. at Case Western Reserve University in 1974, and his Ph.D. at Kent State University in 1978. His experience includes work with school districts, substance abuse and mental health centers, and juvenile courts.[1]

He is the author of five books, including You're a better parent than you think!: a guide to common-sense parenting (1985) and Discipline that lasts a lifetime: the best gift you can give your kids (2003). His other books include: Back to the Family; Good Discipline, Great Teens; Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It; Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards; Winning the Discipline Debates; Fighting Mad; and When Faith Causes Family Friction. - See more at: http://drray.com/about/#sthash.gwYbzVUc.dpuf.[2]

Guarendi has appeared on nationally syndicated United States television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS This Morning, and is a regular on radio programs "Catholic Answers Live" and "The Doctor is In", produced by the Catholic lay apostolate Catholic Answers. He also appears in speaking engagements in the U.S. for Catholic Answers.[1] He also owns a tv show, "Living Right With Dr. Ray", on EWTN.

He is the father of ten children, Andrew (28), Hannah (26), Jonathan (25), Joanna (25), Sarah (24), Samuel (22), James (20), Mary (19), Pete (19), and Liz (16) whom he and his wife Randi adopted.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Ray Guarendi, Catholic Answers Speaker". Catholic Answers. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  2. ^ "The Library of Congress Online Catalog". Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. ^ DiGiorgi, Courtney (October 2, 2007). "Meet the average family, times 10". The Jambar. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 

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