Parenting guide from psychologist with decades of experience prioritizes the healthy development of children

Dr. Ronald Ruff’s evidence-based book and workbook provide resources to emphasize responsive care and best-practice models for raising happy, kind and self-aware kids.

Dr. Ronald Ruff has been working with diverse groups of children and parents in a variety of settings since 1969

Ronald Ruff, Ph.D. received a B.A. in Psychology with French studies from Oberlin College, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from George Williams College, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology. 

During his forty-eight years of practice, he has had extensive experience in psychological treatment, assessment, and consultation in health care, education, government, judicial systems, training, teaching, and research. Dr. Ruff has conducted individual, group, family, and marital therapy and psychological evaluations within outpatient and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. Dr. Ruff has considerable experience working with culturally, racially, educationally, and socioeconomically diverse populations.

Discover the Revolutionary Science of Child Development and Affective Neuroscience

This groundbreaking book combines psychology and neuroscience to reveal the innate abilities of infants and provide practical guidance for raising emotionally healthy children.

If you are studying or working with children or adults that have psychological issues, get this book as quickly as possible.

Having known Dr. Ruff for more than 40 years, I would say that this is his best work. He combines examples from his own psychological experiences and findings from well-known psychologists and neuroscientists. The content of the book covers a wide range of topics such as child conscience, empathy, and sensitivity. Also, tips on raising children and dealing with difficult adults. He includes some of his personal stories as a clinical psychologist including stories such as a time that a client came in to see him and put a gun right next to him. He also draws from research literature on infants and adults.

Try this book—it will be far worth the time!

Gale H. Roid, PhD

Retired Director of the Doctoral Program, SMU School of Education, Dallas, TX. And author Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, 5th and forthcoming 6th Edition

Responsive sensitive parenting to raise emotionally healthy children

‘Raising Children to Thrive’ aims to ease parents’ frustrations and guide them on their journey.

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