Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

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by Kevin Leman
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441216717
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
176,548
File size:
903 KB

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.
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Dr. Bill Bennett's America in the Morning, 700 Club, CBS's The Early Show, James Robison's Life Today, Janet Parshall, CNN's American Morning, and Focus on the Family, and has served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.

A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.

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Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Lorraines More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and great advice! Loved the Christian aspect of the discipline. Wished he had more and more and more examples!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book to read on parenting techniques
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book insightful. I recomended it to one of my children who isn't a believer of any religion. I didn't feel religion was pushed in this book. Good principles are good principles no matter where they're found. And it should be known regardless of mans chosen form of worship, or absence thereof, we all need some help raising klds in our society. I am not tossing aside good sound material just because it has biblical referrences.
TDWx2 More than 1 year ago
I find it fascinating that so many of the low reviews have no text. Did you read the book? I love Dr. Leman's stuff. He has a strong faith, sure, but he makes sense, which is just so refreshing (and isn't that crazy that common sense is refreshing?)! He isn't afraid to talk about the faith basis for his life views, BUT his strategies for raising kids are ALSO based on science, experience, and logic. I also love that he doesn't pander to the super conservative in any of his books (I have read parenting and marriage offerings from him).
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Kevin Leman is a good author.
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.
Too bad, even such learned people make such bad judgements.

Stay away from this one folks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.