Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles

Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles

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Don’t let those cherublike faces fool you.

Your smart kids have an agenda—and they’re workin’ ya.

Powerful kids don’t just happen. They’re created, and their power comes in different packages. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In Parenting Your Powerful Child, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers a practical action plan to redirect your child’s power surges into positive traits that will prepare your child for a successful, happy, and productive adult life. With these simple but effective techniques, you can transform your home from a daily battle zone to a safe and peaceful place. All it takes is a little determination—and some small changes on your part—to make a huge difference in your family life.

Ready for the power struggle to end?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491518861
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,160,318
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

An internationally known psychologist and humorist, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Have a New Kid by Friday, Have a New Husband by Friday, Sheet Music, and The Birth Order Book has made thousands of house calls through radio and television programs, including Fox & Friends, The View, Fox’s The Morning Show, Today, Dr. Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, The 700 Club, CBS’s The Early Show, James Robison’s LIFE Today, CNN’s American Morning, and Focus on the Family. He has also served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Arizona and have five children and two grandchildren. Find out more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Is Your Kid Powering Up? 13

It's time to take the buzzard by the beak

1 The Anatomy of a Powerful Child 19

Powerful kids don't just happen; they're created

2 Power Comes in Different Packages 33

Your personal power source is right under, your nose … and she's workin' ya

3 The Loud, Aggressive, Temperamental, Curveball Manipulator 47

This powerful child is easy to spot-you can hear him from across the yard. So can your elderly neighbors

4 The Quiet, Shy, Sensitive, Walk-on-Eggshells Manipulator 59

You may not recognize this child as powerful, but she quietly holds all the cards … until you decide to play your hand differently

5 The Stubborn, Procrastinating Manipulator 67

This child has a powerful MO and a very good rationale for it

6 What Do Genes Have to Do with It? 77

Check out the personalities in the nursery, and you can predict what each kid will be like in 5, 10, 15 years

7 What Does Environment Have to Do with It? 89

All children develop a screenplay on life-and how they fit in- from 18 months on

8 Raising Attila the Hun 105

Why parents unwittingly create powerful children … and what you can do about it

9 Why Kids Misbehave 125

Don't let those cherublike faces fool you. Your smart kids have goals

10 The Attention-Getting Kid 137

What you can do differently to ratchet down your (and their) stress

11 Power-Driven or Determined? 151

How to know the difference and what you can do to successfully maneuver the power surges in your home

12 You're the Adult, They're the Children 167

That powerful child has everything to do with you, your background, and your views of parenting

13 What Kind of Kid Do You Want? 181

Win-win suggestions to get you from where you are to where you want to be

14 Grace-Based Parenting 201

For the prodigal in your life

15 Rewiring Your Home 213

What you used to say, and what you'll say now that you know all of your child's strategies

16 Redirecting the Power Surge 235

How to encourage positive goals and show your kids that they can use their drive for power for a good purpose

Conclusion: You Can Do It! 253

Don't forget the fun. The family that plays together stays together

Top 10 Power Points 259

Notes 261

About Dr. Kevin Leman 263

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 265

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It would be helpful if the "Overview" of this book gave a description as to what it was about rather than giving a biography on Kevin Leman. I have enjoyed all of Dr. Leman's books, but I don't want to buy one without knowing what it is about first. ??