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Have a New Teenager by Friday: From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days
     

Have a New Teenager by Friday: From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days

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by Kevin Leman
 

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Do you know this person?

He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl.

Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump . . . on a good day.

If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, he'd win.

She changes outfits three times before breakfast.

Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home.

Life will never quite be the same again (of

Overview

Do you know this person?

He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl.

Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump . . . on a good day.

If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, he'd win.

She changes outfits three times before breakfast.

Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home.

Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than you've ever dreamed. In fact, you're just five days away from your teenager asking, "What can I do to help?" Guaranteed!

With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you

gain respect--even admiration--from your teenager establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines communicate with the "whatever" generation turn selfish behavior around navigate the critical years with confidence pack your teenager's bags with what he or she needs for life now and in the future become the major difference-maker in your teenager's life

With Dr. Leman's instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night, Have a New Teenager by Friday will help you get real results--real fast.

Editorial Reviews

Casual browsers might think that the title is a tad ambitious, but psychologist Kevin Leman obviously aims at setting things right with your teenager as soon as possible. He doesn't deny that there are a myriad of problems to set right, ranging from resistant communication, "whatever" attitude, selfish behavior, online anarchy, and overpowering peer pressure. Have a New Teenager by Friday doesn't just identify 80 hot button issues; it pinpoints crisp, sound advice to address them. A life-saver in several senses.

Library Journal
Parents either adore psychologist and humorist Leman or find his many books repetitive. Following his New York Times best-selling Have a New Kid by Friday, the author here expands the same basic message for parents of teens: have a sense of humor, say it once and walk away, act rather than react. Parents should be neither authoritarian nor permissive, he advises; they should teach (and demand) respect. A father and grandfather and a person of strong faith, Leman is blunt ("If you do battle with your teenager, you will lose every time") and loving ("Love them despite what they do"). Interspersed in each chapter are anecdotes from readers under the heading "It Worked for Me" and hundreds of tips, called "lifesavers." VERDICT The author of over 35 books, Leman appears on TV talk shows and has a huge following. That said, this is the same message, though geared for parents of teens, that we've read before. Sure to be in demand.—Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800720216
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday. He is author of 36 books, including The Birth Order Book, Have a New Husband by Friday, Have a New You by Friday, and Making Children Mind without Losing Yours. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and is a frequent guest on national media, including FOX and Friends, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.

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Have a New Teenager by Friday 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish I would have been able to read it a couple of years ago. Very wise counsel. Thanks to a good friends recommendation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How old are you and do you went to be nook friends because i went to be nook friendd with you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it worked out for me as parent. Everything is about you and admiting your own flaws as parent and recognize the areas you need to re-do. it is possible you improve your relationship with your teen and the way he/she respond to your own changes as parent. And also, a lot of prayer and trusting God to do his work in our teen's hearts. You parent do the best you can and leave the results to God.
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People really think this would work on us kids you must be special if you think that would work.