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When Your Kid Is Hurting: Helping Your Child through the Tough Days

When Your Kid Is Hurting: Helping Your Child through the Tough Days

by Kevin Leman

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As parents, we have a strong impulse to protect our children, but that very protection can end up handicapping them for life. Rather than seek to save them from the hard things, we must teach our kids how to cope with and rise above their problems. In one of his most important books to date, internationally known psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman shows parents how to

- be good listeners
- tell the truth, even when it's difficult
- find balance between being protective and being overprotective
- approach hurt and injustice as a learning experience rather than fostering a victim mentality
- and much more

Whether a child is dealing with a difficult family situation, bullies, the loss of friends, the death of a loved one, discrimination, abuse, a teen pregnancy, or even just trying to make sense of what they see in the news, this compassionate and practical book will help parents equip them to process, learn from, and rise above their situation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493415182
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 423,962
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker. 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 50 books, including The Birth Order Book 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

Introduction: As the World Squirms: It's not your grandmama's world, and it's not yours either. Times have greatly changed 13

1 "Out There" Issues: How you can respond practically to your child's fears about real-world problems 19

2 When Hurt Hits Home: Issues don't truly become personal until they are personal 45

3 The Three Basic Fears and Their Antidotes: Understand these and you can handle any difficult situation well 97

4 Why Grief Serves a Purpose: What your kid's behavior means and why he responds differently than you 107

5 Getting behind Your Child's Eyes: Discover how your child views herself and how you can better connect with her 121

6 What Parents Do Wrong and Right: What kind of parent are you? 129

7 Playing the Game of Life Smart: How to turn traumas into winning life moves 153

Ask Dr. Leman: Q&A: Straightforward answers to key questions parents ask about dealing with difficult, real-life issues and their hurting kids 165

Top 10 Principles for Handling Life's Hurts Well 265

Notes 267

About Dr. Kevin Leman 269

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 271

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