Why Your Kids Misbehave--and What to Do about It

Why Your Kids Misbehave--and What to Do about It

by Kevin Leman

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Overview

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You've tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work.

That's because you're not addressing the root reasons for why kids misbehave, says international parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman. In this book, he reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

With his signature wit and wisdom, Dr. Leman helps you see through your child's eyes, revealing why they do what they do, who they learn their behaviors from, and why they continue behaving badly. He identifies the stages of misbehavior, where your child is on the spectrum, and how to not only avoid escalating bad behavior but get on the front end and turn it around for good.

By the end of this book, you'll be smiling at the transformation in yourself, your child, and your home. Guaranteed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800734701
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 550,152
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, New York Times bestselling author, radio and television personality, educator, humorist, and speaker who has written more than 60 books, 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

Introduction: Why Your Kids Work You 13

Your kids can read you like a book, and they're master readers.

1 Why Your Kids Do What They Do 19

Everything has a beginning, and so does misbehavior.

2 Why You-and Only You-Will Do 35

Why your child wants your attention, needs your attention, and was programmed to fall in love with you.

3 Why You Do What You Do 45

How your background and experiences influence your parenting more than you know.

4 Programming Misbehavior 63

How you unwittingly pave the way for your child to misbehave.

5 The Only Way to Rear a Child 77

Why being in healthy authority over your kid is the best way to fly.

6 Getting behind Your Child's Eyes 91

What your child's life mantra is, how it developed, and how it affects his or her behavior.

7 The Four Stages of Misbehavior 117

What they are, how they start, and how to identify where your child is on the spectrum.

8 "Look at Me" 131

What an attention getter is and bow to get one to pay attention to you in the right way.

9 "There's a New Sheriff in Town" 143

What a power-driven child is and how to turn that drive for power in a positive direction.

10 Discipline 101 151

What it is (and isn't), why punishment never works, and why RD is the way to roll.

11 Time-Tested Strategies That Really Work 169

Practice may not make perfect, hut it leads to behavioral change.

Conclusion: Transformation Guaranteed 185

You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to have a perfect kid. You just need to walk the road of life together.

Bonus Section #1 Ask the Expert 191

What would Dr. Leman have done in those situations in chapter 1? Find out here.

Bonus Section #2 Q&A with Dr. Kevin Leman: Thinking and Acting Your Way to Behavioral Change 211

The hottest questions parents ask … and expert, practical advice you can live by.

Notes 257

About Dr. Kevin Leman 259

Resources Dr. Kevin Leman 261

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