Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

by Kevin Leman

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Overview

We've seen the enemy, and they're small . . . and unionized.

If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's internationally known psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Using the 7 principles of reality discipline, this father of five and grandfather of four reveals a practical, action-oriented game plan to

- get kids to listen to parents
- encourage healthy attitudes and two-way communication
- turn off temper tantrums, minimize sibling rivalries, and foil finicky eaters
- put parents back in the driver's seat
- prompt long-lasting, positive behavior and instill values
- rear respectful, well-behaved children who become responsible difference makers in the world

Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter and Dr. Leman's real-life examples give readers sure-fire techniques for developing a loving, no-nonsense approach for rearing children. With over a million satisfied customers, parents can't go wrong with this classic, perennial bestseller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493411788
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 398,812
File size: 7 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Who's in Charge? 13

If your kids are in charge, it's time for a new game plan that's a win-win for all.

1 It's a Jungle Out There (and Maybe in Your Family Room Too) 23

Ever feel like Tarzan or Jane, grabbing vine after vine and occasionally falling, as you navigate the wilds of parenting? Here's what you need to know to manage the chaos in your jungle.

2 What Type of Parent Are You? 31

The three types of parenting styles and why balance is so important.

3 Why Kids Do What They Do 61

All social behavior serves a purpose. So what is your child really telling you?

4 All It Takes Is a Healthy Dose of Reality Discipline 77

What the seven principles are and why they're guaranteed to work every time.

5 How Not to Raise a Yo-Yo 101

Why inconsistency is deadly and consistency wins the game every time.

6 Perception or Reality? 117

The top three ways kids learn, and why what your child thinks counts more than what actually happens.

7 The Reward and Punishment Fallacy 139

Why reward and punishment don't work, and what to do instead to put you in the driver's seat.

8 How to Act When They Act Up 163

Taking advantage of your secret ace in the hole-you.

9 Stopping Power Struggles Before They Start 195

Secret strategies that work in everyday moments of conflict to achieve your desired result.

10 Tuff Love 217

How to know when you need to pull the rug out and what to do.

11 Especially for Solo Parents 241

Throw away guilt, give yourself a break, and discover what your children really want from you.

12 Danger: Blended Family Construction Zone 265

How to build a unified new team that respects each other and works together.

13 How to Really Be Your Child's Best Friend 283

Simple hut effective ways to ensure you are your child's most powerful ally long-term.

A Word of Encouragement 309

Top 10 Ways to Make Children Mind without Losing Yours 313

Notes 315

About Dr. Kevin Leman 317

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 319

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