Have a New Kid by Friday

How to Change Your Child’s Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days

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Change your child's behavior--fast!

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.

The Author

  1. Dr. Kevin Leman

    Dr. Kevin Leman

    Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker. Cohost of the extremely popular Have a New Kid by Friday podcast, he has made house calls through hundreds of radio and television programs, such as...

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"It seems to be every parent's dream come true, a one-week, intensive crash course in parenting with a renowned Christian psychologist. Best-selling author Leman offers such a course in his latest child-rearing book, Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior, and Character in 5 Days.
"Christian best-seller lists show that Leman has become one of the go-to authors for practical and prudent child-care advice, and A New Kid does not disappoint. Brimming with common-sense teaching based on anecdotal evidence from families Leman has counseled, the book encourages parents to teach their children the ABCs (attitude behavior, character) of life. He challenges families to change their children's behavior based not on threats or fear, but rather through cause and effect, and during the process, parents can expect to form deeper, more meaningful bonds with their children.
"Broken into bite-sized chapters, Have a New Kid by Friday is a five-day challenge with a "Fun Day," when parents launch their new parenting strategy. Leman has written a practical guide that will likely become a Christian parenting classic."--Christian Retailing