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Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
     

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

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by Kevin Leman, Chris Fabry (Narrated by)
 

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If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping you with seven principles of Reality Discipline, this father of five shows you how to: get kids to do what you want them to do, foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries, use authority and decisiveness to

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If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping you with seven principles of Reality Discipline, this father of five shows you how to: get kids to do what you want them to do, foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries, use authority and decisiveness to show your kids you're not a pushover, know when to take the little buzzards by the beak, set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges, put yourself back in the driver's seat.

Questions at the end of each chapter, a discussion guide, and Dr. Leman's real-life examples give you sure-fire techniques for developing a loving, no-nonsense approach for raising children. With over a million in print, you can't go wrong with this classic and perennial best-seller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598595611
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
764,382
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, speaker, and educator who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The New York Times bestselling author of over fifty titles, including The Birth Order Book and Have a New Kid by Friday, has made thousands of house calls for radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, The Real Story, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Morning in America, CBS's The Early Show, The 700 Club, and CNN. A former contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America, Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four 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!
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.
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
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.