James C. Dobson, Ph.D

James C. Dobson, Ph.D., is founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization that produces his internationally syndicated radio programs, heard on over 3,000 radio facilities in North America and in twenty seven languages in approximately 4,130 additional facilities in over 160 other countries.

His commentaries are heard by more than 220 million people by way of radio every day, including a translation of a program carried on state-owned radio stations in the Republic of China. He is seen on approximately 60 television stations daily in the U.S.

Dobson was for 14 years an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and served for 17 years on the Attending Staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in the Division of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He has an earned Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and a licensed marriage, family and child counselor in both California and Colorado. He is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Dr. Dobson’s first book for parents and teachers, Dare to Discipline, has sold more than 4.5 million copies and was selected as one of 50 books to be rebound and placed in the White House Library. It has now been revised and updated as The New Dare to Discipline. He has now written 36 books, including:

The New Hide or Seek
What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women
Preparing for Adolescence
Straight Talk to Men
Emotions: Can You Trust Them?
Love Must Be Tough
Parenting Isn’t for Cowards
Love for a Lifetime
Children at Risk
When God Doesn’t Make Sense
Life on the Edge
Home With a Heart
Coming Home
In the Arms of God
Night Light: A Devotional for Couples
Bringing Up Boys
Night Light for Parents
Marriage Under Fire
The New Strong-Willed Child

His first film series, “Focus on the Family,” has now been seen by over 70 million people. His second film series, “Turn Your Heart Toward Home,” was released in January 1986. A third seven-part series, “Life on The Edge”, designed to help late teens bridge the gap between adolescence and young adulthood, was released in early 1994. In 2002, he produced an eleven-part series based on his best-selling book, “Bringing up Boys;” and in 2005, he recorded the “Your Child” Essentials of Discipline Video seminar, which presents his time-honored childrearing principles to a new generation of parents.

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