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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil McGraw Narrator: Phil McGraw Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Do you feel that your family is not what it used to be, or what it has the potential to be? Do you worry that the parenting decisions you're making today may be scarring your child for life? Do you sometimes feel you are in a tug of war with the world over who will shape your child's values and beliefs?


Dr. Phil has been working with families for over 25 years to help them repair the fissures that have fractured their home lives. In Family First, he provides a proven action plan to help parents determine the strengths and weaknesses of their parenting style. His 7 Tools for Purposeful Parenting cover the most important elements for any parent: parenting for success -- for the purpose of raising cooperative, caring, and competent children.

Dr. Phil shows parents how to make changes now -- how to put a stop to your children's tantrums, talk to them about peer pressure or self-esteem, instill values like integrity, honesty, and respect for other people and bring order back to your house. If you want your child to have a happy, fulfilled life, you must open your eyes to the crucial role you play in his or her development.

Family First offers you and your family hope -- for a phenomenal home life now, and a productive, fulfilling future for your children. As Dr. Phil says, you are not raising children you are raising adults, and everything you do today impacts what kind of adult your child will become. You are building the future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A masterpiece in terms of the initiatives it proposes for achieving healthy and successful families in American society today.” 

    Psychiatric Services

  • “Based on the very sound principle that parents must be willing to really parent, each tool of talking and listening, disciplining, and guiding by example…is backed by McGraw’s rock-bottom, no-two-ways-about-it confidence that nurturing our children and strengthening our families is the most important work that any of us can be doing. This plain-spoken guide will convince millions that this is so.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “There apparently is no bottom to the well of intelligent advice that appears in Dr. Phil’s books and audios. With the earnestness and vigor we hear on his TV show, he lays out a bulletproof defense of the importance of the family in preparing children for life in an X-rated world. He speaks kindly but firmly to parents who make excuses when they can’t find the courage they need to provide good moral structure. The advice about getting professional help is especially practical so that by the end of the program you know your family’s problems are not unique or hopeless.” 


  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pants | 2/10/2014

    " I kinda like Dr. Phil. He's practical. I don't always agree with how he says things. "You gotta chase that skunk into the hole, ride the dog in and chase your grandma!" What? Ok, so he didn't really say that, but that stuff is there. I liked the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Perelandra | 2/9/2014

    " This book has some good pointers, but there is something fundamentally missing and that is a home built on faith in Jesus Christ. I realize that this book is a secular book and that is fine. It could work well as strategy on top of the appropriate foundation. I do have a lot of respect for Dr. Phil. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dee | 1/31/2014

    " Not sure how I felt about this book. There is some good advice in there, obviously, but I think I'm not the self-help type of person. It was motivating at the time, though I can't really remember anything about the book almost two years later except that Dr. Phil quoted the Blackeyed Peas... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lewie73 Lewis | 1/27/2014

    " I hit or missed this book. Some of this is common sense...which some people don't have. Some stuff I thought was too hard for me to remember in the heat of the moment... "

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