Parenting Your Powerful Child

Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles

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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?

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 four grandchildren. Find out more at

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    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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"This witty and comprehensive guide focuses on the impact a strong-willed child can have on the family dynamic and how to redirect that purposive behavior to achieve peace in the home. Dr. Leman isn't afraid to challenge excuses parents use for their children's misconduct . . . when pinpoints the root of the willful misbehavior and guides parents on their way to correcting it. . . . Recommend this book to parents at any stage of childrearing as Leman addresses all age groups."

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