I saw this book advertised in a CBD catalogue and was intrigued, so I put the book on hold at my local library. There was a bit of a wait, guess there are lots of people interested in parenting strategies.
The author suggests many changes to take place in the family and most of them involve the parents changing their own actions which effect the decisions the children make. Dr. Leman offers an action plan for each day that is doable though challenging depending on how many changes are necessary in your family.
I started reading the book (Monday through Friday section) on Monday and finished ahead of schedule on Wednesday. The largest part of the book is a Question and Answer section where Dr. Leman answers behavior questions from A t0 Z. There is an index in the back, so the reader can look up their specific concerns.
Back of Book says:
Want a kid without the attitude? Without the behavior that makes you slink away in the grocery store and pretend you're not the parent? A kid with character who isn't a character? If you're tired of defiant attitudes and power struggles with your little ankle-biters or the disrespectful hormone group, read this book and follow the simple principles, and you'll have a new kid by Friday. Guaranteed!
Have a New Kid by Friday is your 5-day action plan--Monday through Friday--that really works! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert Dr. Kevin Leman reveals why your kids do what they do and what you can do about it--starting right now.
Anyone can do it. All it takes is you deciding to stand up and take charge. Want a great kid? Want to be a great parent? Then take the 5-day challenge. Someday your kid will thank you for it.
Special Feature: "Ask Dr. Leman"
Gutsy advice on over 100 of the hottest topics for parents, including bedtime battles, lying, argumentative attitudes, sibling rivalry, talking back, and many more.
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