Item description for Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days by Kevin Leman...
Overview Offers advice and action plans for dealing with more than one hundred parenting topics, addressing issues such as allowances, attention seeking, defiance, cell phones, sibling rivalry, bullying, and Internet use.
Publishers Description Anyone who has dealt with a strong-willed child knows that it is no easy task to turn bad behavior around. But the popularity of TV programs like "Supernanny" and "Nanny 911" shows that parents have had it up to here and are ready to try anything to get their children to behave. 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 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, it contains chapters for each day of the week and a special section with advice on everything from rolling eyes to sibling rivalry to talking back to punching walls and much, much more. This large 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.
Have a New Kid by Friday
How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days
By Dr. Kevin Leman
Practical advice for parents!
Dr. Kevin Leman shows how parents can reverse negative behavior in their children - Fast!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.77" Width: 5.74" Height: 1.08" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800719026 ISBN13 9780800719029
Availability 0 units.
More About Kevin Leman
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and bestselling author. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and frequent guest for The View, Today, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.
Kevin Leman currently resides in Tuscon, in the state of Arizona.
Kevin Leman has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Have A New Kid By Friday?
not enough May 27, 2010
I felt this was o.k., I wanted more thoroughness. It kinda felt like a summary but on the same side it was an easy read.
I feel conflicted. May 12, 2010
Just to start...3 stars says to me, "maybe". But I am less than maybe and more than "no way!". If that makes sense...keep reading.
I read through the first couple of chapters, not seeing anything that wasn't something I was already doing; maybe not in exactly the same way, but very closely. Okay, I thought, so my parenting needs a little tweaking. I'm too permissive in some areas & too heavy-handed in others. Then I got to the "Ask Dr. Leman" section of the book.
On picky eating: "Because Sande, my dear wife, spent her time at the food processor when Lauren was a baby, making her own baby foods without all the preservatives and junk that go into the Gerber variety. What we ate at the dinner table, Lauren ate in mushed-up form. And it taught her to enjoy the taste of real food, healthy food."
My baby did not eat jar food. I even breastfed. I kept a little food mill at the table, so that I could grind up what I was eating and give it to my infant/toddler. At 2.5 my child started to reject all but bland, beige, carby foods. Waffles, pancakes, plain noodles, and chicken nuggets are her diet.
After this...What I began to see in the book was that if you start out right...your kid will turn out "right". Well, I did the "right" things...but my kid turned out "wrong". I read this book last year...my child is 6 now & is pickier than ever. I do agree with consistency...I also agree in ignoring some behaviors to correct it. I am a pro at ignoring tantrums. I can't simply tell my child to "stop" and walk away. Someone else parodied this with the comment "stop jumping on your sister"...only to have a bruised toddler. It was a joke, but very aptly put.
Excellent Advice - Easy to Read May 10, 2010
I highly recommend this book to anyone with children or who plan on having children. It is very easy to read. It is very simple to understand. I wish I had read it years ago.
Helpful Apr 21, 2010
The book overall is helpful. There are many variations of a child's behavior, so of course they can't all be covered. But many are. It would be nice to have more examples of the same type of behavior. However, the theory, "B doesn't happen unless you do A", does work. It does requires effort and patience on the parent's part. But so far, I've had great results. The book is a worthwhile purchase and I do recommend it. The best part of it, is the recommendation to remain calm, and consistent. This book will guide you on how to NOT to engage in a power struggle or argument with your child. The child may have a fit, but will not win. Soon the child will learn to become more responsible and self reliant, as well as aware that you are not going to "rescue" them and do their work for them. Because you didn't, they did slip and fall, and get hurt, embarrassed, whatever. But, they experienced the consequence. That is essential for life-long learning.
The Doc is in! Mar 24, 2010
I attended a seminar recently with Dr Kevin Leman. If you have never read his books or heard him speak, I am hear to testify that he is a man of God that has truly used his gift to serve. I can't believe that he was actually able to get my church resistant 13 year old to church not only twice in the same day, but three days in a row! Yes, he's that good and his books are just as powerful.
In three days the doctor showed me insight to the many roles of myself, my children, my husband, and our marriage that I had seen components of as a psychology student, but never applied to my own life and certainly not with the twist of scripture.
Dr Leman's application of the word and psychology yield amazing results. His comic presentations serve some very hefty doses of reality, all with immediately applicable solutions. In a difficult season of family blending "Have a New Kid by Friday", "Living in a Step Family Without Getting Stepped On" all tied back to "The Birth Order" have made such a difference in my approaches with my biological children as well as my stepson. I wish I had these books 18 years ago when started the whole parenting dance.
Crazy kids, aloof hubby, single mommy, grand parenting, getting stepped on, bullies, and birth order madness; he's got some real answers!
This info is sort of out of my norm, but I was so impacted that I'm compelled to share, in hopes that those that need the insight will take a look and discover what I mean.
I can't even express how blessed I was to see this man and what a difference he is making in my life. I am more than confident that Dr. Leman will do great things for others that choose to pick up his books!