Have a New Kid by Friday shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children fast! Focusing on changing a child's attitude, behavior, and character, it contains chapters for each day of the week.
©2008 Kevin Leman (P)2009 Baker Publishing Group
The first chapter gave an overview of what to do each day of the week to change your children's behaviour. Unfortunately, the more in-depth explanation and practical application of how to implement this program seems to be missing. The last 3 chapters are just an alphabetical list of possible situations and how to handle them. They are very brief and simplified and because it is in alphabetical order it doesn't really follow a logical order.
I was a little bit disappointed not realizing that I had purchased an abridged version.
Yes! The information is great and very usuful. Leman's advice is spot on and has helped me raise my boys.
Parenting By the Book! IT'S MY FAVORITE PARENTING BOOK SO FAR!
well...this is my issue. Wayne did a great job...but I feel like the book was better written for READING versus LISTENING.
The sequence of advice was hard for me to follow because the book jumps around a lot from age group to age group. I got lost...pretty often. I was also distracted by my kids, I'm sure....but if I was reading, I could have underlined important facts and taken notes on things that struck me! I'm gonna have to listen again to really retain all the info.
It was a very good lesson plan, especially after it was summarized. I I had to listen to it a couple of times because there was several repeated topics. it was not a very organized book. I think the chapters should have been set by age group or even buy problem categories. the different scenarios are not very organized. I think the chapters should have been organized a little better instead of several repetitions throughout the chapters.
I have never read a book that got right to the helpful parts immediately. I love how concise it is. We parents have precious little time, and when we pick up a book like this it is because we are needing answers. I started reading this when I was in crises mode. It made sense to me, but was incredibly hard for me to implement. Way harder than I thought it would be. I can't dismiss the wisdom just because I'm not immediately good at applying it, so I am going to be patient with myself as I figure out how to apply it to our situations. I've been doing some things a different way for almost 17 years. Reading this requires some humility; always a good thing to have.
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