Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior and Character in 5 Days

Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior and Character in 5 Days

by Kevin Leman


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The book that took the parenting world by storm is now available in trade paper! Anyone who has dealt with parenting problems knows that it is no easy task to turn bad behavior around. Bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman is here to help.

Have a New Kid by Friday shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children—fast! With his signature wit and encouragement, Dr. Leman offers them hope and real, practical, doable strategies for regaining control and becoming the parents they always wanted to be. Focusing on changing a child's attitude, behavior, and character, this book contains chapters for each day of the week, as well as a special section with advice on everything from rolling eyes to sibling rivalry to talking back to punching walls—and much, much more. This helpful section of more than 100 specific topics is indexed, allowing parents to flip immediately to any areas of concern for witty, straightforward, and gutsy plans of action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800732189
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 189,973
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday. He is the author of many books, including The Birth Order Book, Have a New Husband by Friday, Have a New You by Friday, Have a New Teenager by Friday, and Making Children Mind without Losing Yours. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and is a frequent guest on national media, including Fox & Friends, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

EXCERPT FROM CATALOG I've got news for you. Since the beginning of time, kids have been unionized, and they've got a game plan to drive you bonkers. Don't believe it? Take a look around....In today's society, kids even shorter than a yardstick are calling the shots. Some hedonistic little suckers of the ankle-biter battalion have even graduated to emeritus status and are holding down the hormone group division. Then there's the already-adult children who return home to your cozy little nest and stay and stay and stay.... You know all about that. If you picked up this book, you picked it up for a reason. You'd like to see a few things--or maybe many--change in your house. You may have small concerns, or big concerns, about your child at this point.... I'll be blunt. You got a big job to do as a parent, and a short window to do it in. If you believe that you, as a parent, are to be in healthy authority over your child, this book is for you. If you don't believe that you, as a parent, are to be in healthy authority over your child, put this book down right now and buy another.... But I've got a Midas muffler guarantee for you. If you stick to the simple strategies in this book--strategies that any parent can carry out--you'll have a new kid by Friday. You can have a great kid, and you can be a great parent. Your relationship with your child can change in just one week.

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