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Leman's technique, which he refers to as "reality discipline" is based on a particular passage from the Bible, and his book is liberally sprinkled with his religious beliefs. These references will make this book a particular favorite for some readers; his stance that parents' authority comes directly from God is a fundamental principle of his text, and some parents may prefer a less evangelistic approach. That said, it's hard to disagree with suggestions such as "train yourself to be a good listener" and "give your children direct eye contact." Nearly every suggestion is coupled with a real-life example of the behavior in discussion, making for an easy read, and every chapter ends with questions labeled "to review and apply" as well as a short section of concepts to put into practice. The section dealing with divorce suggests you make a list of the chapter's suggestions you find difficult and create a plan to implement them. Leman assumes that anyone reading this book can find the time to create such plans themselves, and doesn't provide his readers with any step-by-step charts. If you're not up to creating your own action plans, you may prefer a more detailed form of help than this book offers. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dr. Leman's humor and common biblical based sense makes this book a great book for mom and dad, educators and ministers.
It's a good feeling to know that someone has the same feelings about the parenting approach that you are and is doing well with their children.
The techniques and principles in this book will help decrease your parental stress level and change your kids' behavior.
This book was very helpful and has great principles to raise your kids by. My wife and I both read it. Probably most helpful for parents with kid(s) 2 or older. Ours is 1. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Kurt McConnell
I don't particularly care for (or want) religion with my child-rearing advice, but that aside this book really does work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kari
Enjoyed this book very much as we went through a book study on it. Dr Leman has great joy in raising children, yet he is totally honest about the struggles at the same time.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is awesome. I have gotten some other biblical parenting books, but they just didn't provide really good examples. and I need examples. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book as well as his others. I'm thankful I've read them because my house is a much calmer place now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charlene