Episode 101: Catholic Parenting Amid Cultural Chaos, w/ Dr. Ray Guarendi
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Welcome to Episode 101 of the Being Human Podcast: Catholic Parenting Amid Cultural Chaos, w/ Dr. Ray Guarendi
This week, Dr. Greg welcomes special guest Dr. Ray Guarendi to the show to discuss the challenges of parenting as a faithful Catholic in today’s cultural climate. Dr. Ray, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker and national radio and television host, humorously shares some of the wisdom he has gained while parenting his ten adopted children.
Discussed in this episode:
- Meet Dr. Ray Guarendi;
- The challenges of parenting as a faithful Catholic in the current cultural climate;
- The problem with parenting from a place of fear;
- The danger in giving unwanted and unsolicited opinions and parenting advice to grown children;
- The difficulty with the directive to be “morally neutral” as a psychologist;
- The one thing people of faith must accept: we cannot look to the culture at large for support;
- Examples of current cultural messages that don’t support the faith;
- Review of certain statistics that show how misaligned current culture is with Catholic values and beliefs;
- Ways to respond to a child expressing gender confusion as a parent or grandparent;
- How to know when it’s appropriate to step in as a grandparent to broach the topic of gender confusion with adult children;
- Fear of causing psychological damage as a barrier to parenting confidently;
- Self-doubt and lack of authority experienced by parents as a result of the cultural climate.
Resources mentioned or relevant:
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- Watch Dr. Ray’s TV Show;
- Books by Dr. Ray mentioned in the episode: You’re a Better Parent Than You Think and Taught by Ten;
- Episode 72 of the Being Human Podcast: The DSM Disease (Part One);
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