Another life-saving book: My review of "Parenting Your Powerful Child" by Dr. Kevin Leman

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about the book....

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?

my review....

Dr. Kevin Leman provides another life-saving book in "Parenting Your Powerful Child", a book that any parent can benefit from reading. Written in his signature easy-to-read style, and chock-full of practical advice, Leman's latest book will help parents act with authority, "not as an authoritarian or permissive parent". I think what I most appreciated about this book is that the author includes story after story of real life parenting situations, anecdotes that readers will no doubt read and think "Hooray! I'm not alone!" While all of us would like to pretend that we are perfect parents, the truth, of course, is that we are not (I hope I didn't shock anyone). Dr. Leman draws on years of experience to help give parents confidence on how to handle the most extreme of behaviours. The book is very well laid out, and can be read in one sitting or over a period of time if it is easier for you to glean the truth from its pages in small doses. Leman writes in a non-judgmental way, and yet he doesn't hesitate to give you advice on exactly what to do to remedy a challenge you are having with your child. I really appreciated the "What you can do" sections that provide clear and easy to follow guidance.

If you are tearing out your hair trying to deal with your child, or perhaps you just want to learn some new parenting strategies to keep things going well, then plan on picking up a copy of "Parenting Your Powerful Child". You'll be glad you did! 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 about the author....

Dr. Kevin Leman
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Dr. Bill Bennett's America in the Morning, 700 Club, CBS's The Early Show, James Robison's Life Today, Janet Parshall, CNN's American Morning, and Focus on the Family, and has served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.