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The Large Family

Author:  Eugene Diamond, MD

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Overall Rating: This item received 5 stars overall. (09/03/2009)
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Intermediate
Synopsis: An Honest Look at the Value of Large Families
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Eugene Diamond, MD

This is a book on the raising of a large family written from both a personal and a professional perspective by Dr. Eugene Diamond, a physician who has treated the parent-child relationship as a practicing pediatrician for forty years. Dr. Diamond and his wife, Rosemary, an experienced social worker, are parents of thirteen children - seven sons and six daughters.

The book is an account of the principles and strategies employed in the raising of their family as well as the challenges involved in maintaining morale and family cohesion. Dr. Diamond discuses the economic system involved in educating thirteen children through graduate school as well as the unique role assumed by the parents in being the mother and the father of a group of individuals with varying needs and personalities. A fruitful book for a family of any size.

"Answers an urgent need to provide strong and clear motivation for couples who want a large family. Diamond's masterful treatment of this delicate issue should be read by all priests, teachers, and young married couples."
- Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

"A little gem. A very intriguing account of why life in a large family is eminently worth living."
- William E. May, Author, Marriage: The Rock on Which the Family Is Built

Eugene Diamond, MD is a practicing pediatrician and also a Professor of Pediatrics at Loyola University School of Medicine. Winner of numerous awards because of his medical work, Dr. Diamond is also the author of four other books.


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