Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

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Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline--a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works--this internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to

- understand why children misbehave and what to do about it
- foil ...

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Overview

Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline--a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works--this internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to

- understand why children misbehave and what to do about it
- foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries
- set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges
- and much more

Real-life examples, questions at the end of each chapter, and a discussion guide for individual or group use make this book an engaging read for parents, teachers, and child care providers. With over a million copies in print, readers can't go wrong with this classic and continual best-seller-now in a fun, new package.

A compassionate and no-nonsense approach to child-raising that teaches parents how to reasonably command discipline from their children while cultivating their love and respect. By the bestselling author of The Birth Order Book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800731052
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 123,370
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, radio and TV personality, and president of Couples of Promise. He is the best-selling author of The Birth Order Book and has recently collaborated with his son on a new children's book series based on birth order ideas. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on American Morning, The View, Today, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Why Reality Discipline Will Work in Your Home
1 It's a Jungle Out There! Grab a Vine 13
2 Inconsistency-or How to Raise a Yo-Yo 32
3 It's All in the Eye of the Beholder 47
4 Why Reward and Punishment Don't Work 65
5 "Pull the Rug Out and Let the Little Buzzards Tumble" 86
6 Danger-Super Parent at Work! 107
7 The Way to Be Your Child's Best Friend 129
8 When the Nuclear Family Explodes 139
9 Families Don't Blend, They Collide 154
Part 2 Using Reality Discipline in the Everyday Hassles
10 How to Act When They Act Up 169
11 The Daily Battle 191
12 Winning Ways 217
A Final Word 237
One More Thing 243
Discussion Guide 245
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  • Posted November 22, 2010

    Best Parenting book for Any religion

    This book is the best parenting book I have ever read. Not only is the advice practical but the book is entertaining and easy to read. I have used his techniques successfully with my 9, 4 and 3 year old girls. While there are references to the Bible in the book, it is not a book that is trying to convert you. I feel these references are to show where his values, and many others', are based, and to point out when someone may be quoting (or misinterpreting) scripture incorrectly to justify certain behaviors. The focus of the book is always how to raise your children, not what religion to raise them. It would be misfortunate for someone to pass on this incredible book simply because the author is Christian. If you are serious about a parenting book that will help you with your children, this is the best.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2004

    Best Parenting Book Ever

    This is by far the best parenting book i have ever read. It really works. Reality Discipline (which is taught in this book) only works if you are 100% devoted to disciplining your child. Otherwise it won't work. This book gives you different scenarios and examples to go aLong with his guidelines. Hope you enjoy

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2007

    A reviewer

    Nowhere in any of the marketing materials for this book 'book cover, jacket, back-of-book blurb, title, author bio, etc' does the author/publisher choose to reveal that this book is written by a hardcore BIBLE THUMPER. The book is entirely written on biblical themes and references, with god/bible blurbs on each page, but it is sold as just another helpful childrearing book. This kind of intentional deception makes the book useless for someone looking for a non-religious book, and seems rather shady and underhanded.

    3 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    Great parenting book for Christians

    I was impressed with Dr. Leman's book. I'm very impressed that he understood the rod scriptures correctly and is against spanking. I'm glad to find a Christian author who is against spanking because often, authors just write their opinions on how they grew up, slap a label on it, and there's a book. He approaches the use of discipline very intelligently and is very practical. I'm, in general, impressed!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2000

    Why Didn't I Think of That?

    Throughout this book, I've thought, 'Why didn't I think of that?' Everything is such common-sense stuff. In the beginning of the book, Dr. Leman says that children are selfish, especially very young children, and they will try to get your attention by whatever means they can. He says if we 'don't buy, they won't sell,' meaning that sometimes parents encourage this negative behavior by giving in to their child's tactics. Dr. Leman says that our job as parents is to train children for the real world. Every suggestion he makes revolves around this theory. He also approaches spanking and says that there are situations that warrant spanking, but it should not be the first form of discipline. He says that 'Spare the rod and spoil the child,' is taken out of context and refers to the verse out of the bible that says 'Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.' I highly recommend this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2011

    Great advice

    Great read and great advice! Loved the Christian aspect of the discipline.
    Wished he had more and more and more examples!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2010

    FOR THOSE GIVING NEGATIVE REVIEWS BASED ON THE FACT THAT THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN WITH RELIGIOUS VIEWS!!

    One should know if there is any reference to Focus on the Family the material is going to be religious. Thats a given maybe you should research the author before buying any book they have written.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2003

    Parent with confidence everyday

    Dr Leman's insight and practical advise has allowed me to enjoy my kids today. By investing wisely in the early years of their life and using the practical ideas outlined in his book I have found parenting to be one of the most rewarding things in my life. I shiver to think how I would have boched up this job of parenting had I not laid my hands on a copy of his book when my first child was still a baby. She is 13 now and a beautiful young lady. Thanks Dr. Leman

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2002

    Your Not Alone

    If you are a parent this book is a MUST!! Dr. Leman makes you realize that you are not alone in dealing with the everyday troubles that come with raising children. He really makes you take a look at your own life and how you are raising your kids. One of my favorite things that he said in this book is; 'Our children belong to the Lord. He has given them to us 'on loan', with specific guidelines in his word for the training and enrichment of their lives.' I guarantee you'll get a lot out of this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2008

    deceptive marketing

    Kevin Leman is a good author.<BR/>Both himself and the publishers of this book did not have to resort to such deceptive marketing. The book is based on religious themes, and the author seems to heavily push the religious agenda.<BR/>Too bad, even such learned people make such bad judgements.<BR/><BR/>Stay away from this one folks.

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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