November 26, 2004 58 Comments
Love him or hate him, he is one of the most influential self-help therapists on the air waves today. Actually, calling him “self-help” is probably not a good description. But describing Dr. Phil McGraw is very difficult, given his success in helping people turn their lives around. Today Family First looks at a portion of what he does, and how well he does it.
First there is his website, called DrPhil.com. Here you can get the latest information on his television shows, books, radio programs, and other media outlets. But you can also get advice here, on everything from weight loss to depression, from family matters to surviving at work. Dr. Phil uses a no nonsense approach to helping a person look within theirselves and using what they have inside to make their lives better. Telling people to get real may not be politically correct, but it does produce results.
His latest book, “Family First”, 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. It is quite intersting, as all of his books are, and one gets the feeling that they are having a conversation with Dr. Phil, and he is hearing what they say. He tells us that parents have to make changes now, not later, how to instill values in them that will make them successful adults, things like integrity, honesty, and respect for others feelings and opinions.
Dr. Phil has many ways to help us to help ourselves. A visit here today will show you just a few of them.
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