Raymond N. Guarendi, aka Dr. Ray, is a practicing clinical psychologist and authority on parenting and behavioral issues active in the Catholic niche media. Guarendi is an advocate of common sense approaches to child rearing and discipline issues.
Guarendi received his B.A. and M.A. at Case Western Reserve University in 1974, and his Ph.D. at Kent State University in 1978. His experience includes work with school districts, substance abuse and mental health centers, and juvenile courts.
He is the author of five books, including You're a better parent than you think!: a guide to common-sense parenting (1985) and Discipline that lasts a lifetime: the best gift you can give your kids (2003).
Guarendi has appeared on nationally syndicated United States television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS This Morning, and is a regular on radio programs "Catholic Answers Live" and "The Doctor is In", produced by the Catholic lay apostolate Catholic Answers. He also appears in speaking engagements in the U.S. for Catholic Answers.
He is the father of ten children, whom he and his wife Randi adopted.