Tuesday 24 September 2013

Book Review: Parenting Your Powerful Child

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ISBN# 978 0 8007 2316 3

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 Reflections: 

Oh how I have been needing this book! God is good, every time I think I am going to go loonie with the antics of my children I receive a life changing book. I must be a slow learner as I have read a ton of parenting books :-)

Dr. Kevin Leman is a well known and respected psychologist and humorist, who has just published his newest book titled: Parenting your powerful child.
This book covers a multitude of subjects for example:

The Anatomy of a powerful child,

The loud, aggressive, temperamental, curveball manipulator.

The quiet, shy, sensitive, walk on eggshells manipulator

The stubborn, procrastinating manipulator

Why Kids misbehave

What kind of kid do you want?

Grace based parenting.

And this is just a snapshot of the subjects this book covers.

I think my favorite thing about this book was that it was littered with common sense and easy to apply strategies. I felt that I could implement a lot of the behavioral techniques, but mostly I feel it gave me an insight into my children's lives. I particularly enjoyed  chapter 16, Redirecting the Power Surge. This chapter energized and encouraged me.

This book is chock full of encouraging and easy to apply strategies. The power points at the end of each chapter are though provoking and a great way for busy parents to take away tidbits of information they have read and digest it.

I would certainly recommend this book to all parents, no one is perfect (shocking I know!) but with this book and others like it we can take baby steps to become better equipped for the challenges and joys of raising our children.

"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

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.

A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than 40 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.

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