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Have a Happy Family by Friday: How to Improve Communication, Respect & Teamwork in 5 Days

Have a Happy Family by Friday: How to Improve Communication, Respect & Teamwork in 5 Days

by Kevin Leman


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Every member of a family plays a vital role in the health and happiness of the household. Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. And when every member of the family is pulling for each other and on the same team, everybody wins. But is this kind of family life even possible?

Parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman says it is, and he's ready to show moms and dads exactly how they can make it happen in their family—in just five days. He shows families how to

· communicate honestly and kindly
· prioritize the right things
· maintain great attitudes and behaviors
· determine the role they play in the family structure
· make family time count

As always, Dr. Leman's outstanding advice is laced with humor, great stories, and the wisdom that comes only from a lifetime of experience.

For parents who've had it up to here with bickering, hurt feelings, and emotional exhaustion, Have a Happy Family by Friday is just what the doctor ordered.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800732608
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 487,870
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 through hundreds of radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, The 700 Club, CBS's The Early Show, James Robison's Life Today, In the Market with 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 fifty books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11


Success-Guaranteed 13


Choose Your Words, Change Your Family 17

What you say and how you say it everything to do with how your loved ones respond


The Big 5: Time, Priorities, Activities, Work, and Finance 45

What to do, what not to do, and why


Navigating the Perfect Storm 61

How to get the best from toddlers, teenagers, and all ages in between


Why Dad Can't Be Mom and Mom Can't Be Dad 117

Tweaking your roles-and your marriage-to their finest, indelible sheen (If you're single, there's good stuff here for you too.)


Mission: Possible 185

How to make your time together count and make lasting connections

Ash Dr. Leman 197

The hottest topics and time-tested advice that really works

Monday: Communication and Family Dynamics 199

Tuesday: Time, Priorities, Activities, Work, and Finances 209

Wednesday: Discipline and Attitude 217

Thursday: Dad, Mom, and Marriage 237

Friday: Family Connections 249

The Top 10 Countdown to Having a Happy Family by Friday 255

Bonus Feature 257

Everybody likes a little extra value, so I've included a special section to give you more bang for your buck. Enjoy!

The Secrets of Birth Order 259

Notes 285

About Dr. Kevin Leman 287

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 289

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