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From the Inside Flap

Every family has a powerful child . . . or two.
Some are easy to pick out--you can hear them from way down the block. Others you may not recognize as powerful, but they're master manipulators. But you, smart parent that you are, can learn how to transform your child's power surges into a powerful force for good that will benefit everyone in your family (and a whole lot of other grateful people in your child's world too).
I guarantee it.|An internationally known psychologist and humorist, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Have a New Kid by Friday, Have a New Husband by Friday, Sheet Music, and The Birth Order Book has made thousands of house calls through radio and television programs, including Fox & Friends, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Dr. Bill Bennett's Morning in America, The 700 Club, CBS's The Early Show, James Robison's LIFE Today, CNN's American Morning, and Focus on the Family. He has also served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Arizona and have five children and two grandchildren. Find out more at www.birthorderguy.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480532460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480532465
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker, has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The best-selling and award-winning author has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including "The View" with Barbara Walters, "The Today Show," "Oprah," CBS's "The Early Show," "Live with Regis Philbin," CNN's "American Morning," and "LIFE Today" with James Robison, and he has served as a contributing family psychologist to "Good Morning America." He is the founder and president of Couples of Promise, an organization designed and committed to helping couples remain happily married. Dr. Leman is also a charter faculty member of iQuestions.com. He has written over 30 best-selling books about marriage and family issues, including "The Birth Order Book" and "Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage." Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson. They have five children.

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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Ms P on November 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I am going to get a copy of this book. I borrowed it from our library and let me tell you, 2 days later I am nearly laughing out loud at my son's antics now. I started reading this and using some of the early techniques, stuff like sorry you feel that way/upset by that and walk away. By day two I had read up to not engaging my little fighter in a fight. I answered a question once and didn't repeat my answer and refused to answer him again as long as he was ranting and raving and carrying on. He didn't ask for a clarification in my answer, he just automatically assumed I said no. What I really said was he couldn't play XBox until other things at home were done, like cleaning his room and making his bed. 5 minutes later he was screaming I wasn't listening to him and he hates that stupid book and it's full of lies. HA! Proof it's working all I have to do is stick with it. 10 minutes later he has cleaned his room and is now apologizing and telling me what he's apologizing for. Earlier in the day my Hubby said something along the lines of I realize that upset you and I am sorry you feel that way and Hubby walked off. Our son shouted for all the world to hear, "Oh my God she has you doing it, too!"
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mark Allen on September 16, 2013
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I received this book as a gift. I was a bit skeptical as nothing we've read so far worked. This is a book that actually gave me some common sense advice that was easy to understand and put into practice. After being at the end of my rope with my son's behavior, I felt there was nothing I could do that would make a difference but thankfully this isn't the case. As a dad of a "challenging" 7 year old boy, I now realize that we're not the only parents out there facing these issues and there are steps we can put into place that will make a difference. After a week, I already see a difference in my son's behavior and in us as parents. I'll recommend this to my friends. Good parenting advice and hope at last! (It didn't hurt that I got some good laughs while reading it.)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Wilkinson on November 3, 2013
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Dr Leman is a very entertaining author. He is a "real" person & a father. Many times you read a parenting book and wonder if that person has ever even been around kids. This book is a must read if you want to be a successful parent. My 5 year old son has tried to throw this book away since it arrived if that tells you how good it is!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Heidi M. Yialiades on October 20, 2013
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Dr. Leman once again hits the nail on the haed. He clearly explains the issues and gives practical advice on how to change you own behavior, which will then change your childs behavior. Great Book. A must read for anyone who is in power struggles with their children.
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25 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer F. on September 12, 2013
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First, I didn't realize I was purchasing the audio version of this book, but it turns out that I've been able to "read" more than I ordinarily would because I drive quite a bit. Perhaps the audio format has made me realize how much of this book is spent on anecdotal stories. Too much time is dedicated to helping you figure out if your child's behavior makes them a "powerful child", when I presume most parents who buy the book will have already come to that conclusion. What I would want more of is real examples of situations and dialogue to change how a parent interacts with their powerful child so that everyone is happier when they reach adulthood. And some of the suggestions are conveniently quick to resolve a problem when the real life situation may be much more complicated. (As an example, he suggests that if your child throws a fit about wanting something at the store, you step over him and walk away out of sight as a sign that you aren't giving in. Public places are a virtual landmine for that scenario if you have the kind of child who would start pulling things off the shelf or screaming bloody murder). Overall, I think Leman's other books covered this territory pretty well so if you've read them, this one probably doesn't introduce anything new.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
First of all, you would think that this book would be a good read for parents of toddlers since the cover has a picture of a "powerful" 4ish year old on the front. It is supposed to provide helpful advice for parents of kids of all ages but let me tell you - I have a very powerful 3 year old and I found very little of Dr. Leman's advice to be useful for that age group. Let me tell you why.

One of the author's primary points that he comes back to time and time again in the book is to allow your child to suffer the natural consequences of his actions. One example he uses is that if you are having a hard time getting your child to wake up for school in the morning, simply tell them once what time it is and then leave the room. If they are late, it will be a big inconvenience to you having to take them (but oh well, being a parent is an inconvenience anyways, he says) but then they have to deal with the natural consequences (presumably from the school) and it will probably never happen again. Now, the problem with this example is that as parents, we ARE responsible for our kids' attendance at school... that's why there are truancy laws. What happens when a child is late? The school demands an explanation from the PARENT. And the only consequence the child might suffer will be not receiving the coveted 100% attendance award at the end of the school year. Granted, there are certainly times when it's appropriate to allow a child to suffer the natural consequences, but they are few and far between when they are very young.

I also felt like the author jumped around a LOT. His chapters were not organized well and there were at least two occasions where he was giving an example of a parental action but it wasn't 100% clear whether he was advocating that behavior or using it as a poor example, which made me think "huh? What is he saying here?"

I had really high hopes for this book and was left sorely disappointed.
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