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8 Secrets to Raising Successful Kids: Nurturing Character, Respect, and a Winning Attitude

8 Secrets to Raising Successful Kids: Nurturing Character, Respect, and a Winning Attitude

by Kevin Leman


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Want children who are patient, kind, humble, thankful, and respectful? Who have a good work ethic, strong character, and a healthy self-image? Who succeed in all areas of life—personally, professionally, and relationally—to the best of their ability?

You can't force your kids to be grateful for everything you do, but you can raise successful, responsible kids who grow into adults you can be proud of. With his signature wit and wisdom, international parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman reveals eight no-nonsense strategies that build on the foundations of character, good behavior, respect, discipline, and a winning attitude.

He shows you how to

- expect the best to get the best
- minimize friction and optimize solutions
- put your relationship first
- and much more

It is possible to raise a successful child in a "whatever" generation. Dr. Leman shows you just how simple it can be.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800734695
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 667,370
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker. Cohost of the extremely popular Have a New Kid by Friday podcast, he has made house calls through hundreds of radio and television programs, such as FOX & Friends, The View, FOX's The Morning Show, Today, Morning in America, The 700 Club, CBS's The Early Show, Janet Parshall, CNN, 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 60 books, including The Birth Order Book and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is the founder of Leman Academy of Excellence, an award-winning group of classical charter schools located throughout Arizona and Colorado. Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction; Raising a Kid with Character, Not One Who Is a Character 15

Eight time-tested strategies for success.

Strategy #1 Start with the End in Mind 23

To get to your goal, you first have to know your target

Strategy #2 Expect the Best, Get the Best 37

How to build character and tine-tune behavior in your little (and big) characters.

Strategy #3 Give and You Shall Receive 71

How respect and a winning attitude powerfully unleash your child's motivation.

Strategy #4 Role-Model a Disciplined Life 108

Why you, and only you, are the hero or heroine your child craves.

Strategy #5 Discipline, Don't Punish 131

Why reality discipiine rocks, punishment ruins, and the three Cs rule every time.

Strategy #6 Stay the Course 162

Six "must"principles for sane parents to live by.

Strategy #7 Minimize Friction, Optimize Solutions 179

How you can get your kids to listen every time.

Strategy #8 Keep the Relationship First, Always 213

They don't care what you know until they know that you care.

Conclusion: Paying It Forward 231

Why your legacy of success keeps on giving.

Bonus Section: Especially for Blended-Family Parents 235

Three big mistakes to avoid so you can blend instead of puree.

A Parent's Top 8 Winning Plays 241

Notes 243

About Dr. Kevin Leman 245

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 247

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