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Have a New Teenager by Friday: From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days | [Kevin Leman]

Have a New Teenager by Friday: From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days

Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home. Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than you’ve ever dreamed. In fact, you’re just five days away from your teenager asking, “What can I do to help?” Guaranteed! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you. your teenager’s life. With Dr. Leman’s instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night.
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Publisher's Summary

Do you know this person?

  • He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl.
  • Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump... on a good day.
  • If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, he’d win.
  • She changes outfits three times before breakfast...

Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home. Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than you’ve ever dreamed. In fact, you’re just five days away from your teenager asking, “What can I do to help?” Guaranteed! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you:

  • gain respect - even admiration - from your teenager
  • establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines
  • communicate with the “whatever” generation
  • turn selfish behavior around
  • navigate the critical years with confidence
  • pack your teenager’s bags with what he or she needs for life now and in the future
  • become the major difference-maker in your teenager’s life.

With Dr. Leman’s instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night, Have a New Teenager by Friday will help you get real results - real fast.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Kevin Leman (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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    Stephanie BERKELEY, CA, United States 03-25-13
    Stephanie BERKELEY, CA, United States 03-25-13
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    This book is okay. I've read many parenting books and there's little here that's good that I haven't heard before...but some of what's on here is just...not good.

    Example: The writer portrays a parenting scenario of a child being disrespectful to her mother on a Saturday morning. The parent does nothing, keeping a cool head and ignoring the teen. Saturday evening when the teen asks for mom's car keys, mom has made sure to have them in her pocket, and says "no." "But why," the girl inquires? "Because I didn't like being disrespected this morning," the parent replies.

    This is supposed to be an example of an effective deterrent...waiting 9 hours to stick it to a kid is not likely to improve their relationship, or teach self-control or respect, in my opinion. And there are a number of similar suggestions that I might find laughable in a parenting book, if it wasn't all so disappointing.

    Then there's the fact that the author mentions your child may need to be moved to a different school or even a different city for any changes to work with him/her...so much for having a new teen by Friday.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    scott KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 01-02-12
    scott KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "very interesting"
    Would you listen to Have a New Teenager by Friday again? Why?

    Yes, There is a lot of eye opening information. Its a lot to take in.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Some of the examples really hit home.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was all very good.


    What did you learn from Have a New Teenager by Friday that you would use in your daily life?

    I have learned to be a little more layed back. I Try to respect where my kids are coming from and no matter what ... Always keep your cool. Its important to communicate and not dictate.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. Wesley Alvaton, Kentucky, United States 05-20-12
    Dr. Wesley Alvaton, Kentucky, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    While I like Dr. Leman, the title and premise of this book is ridiculous, unethical and dishonest. You cannot change anyone, including yourself and especially your teenager within 5 days. Dr. Leman states that parents hold all the cards to change the teen. This is not true. While parents hold significant influence, parents are not the only variables in the lives of teenagers.
    Some good practical advice but often simplistic answers. Again, I like Dr. Leman as a person and therapist, but parents should not believe this is all that needs to happen for significant change to occur. Beware of parental guilt if things do not work out by Friday afternoon.
    Dr. W.


    What does Kirby Heybourne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well read.


    Do you think Have a New Teenager by Friday needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jlhmckain Butler, PA, United States 01-27-13
    Jlhmckain Butler, PA, United States 01-27-13
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    "Daily listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book - I listen to it on an ongoing basis to keep focused on issues with my teenagers. How we do not realize what we are doing until it is pointed out by someone else.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Lawrenceville, GA, United States 11-20-12
    Jacqueline Lawrenceville, GA, United States 11-20-12
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    If you could sum up Have a New Teenager by Friday in three words, what would they be?

    Respond don't react!


    What other book might you compare Have a New Teenager by Friday to and why?

    The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman. Both books remind parents that our teens are going through many changes and we should be there to "guide" them to adulthood, not "dictate" them to it. Both books are Christian based without being "preachy".


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    "Purposive behavior" - what is it my teen wants to accomplish from her behavior?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Sundseth Thornton, CO USA 11-05-12
    C. Sundseth Thornton, CO USA 11-05-12 Member Since 2012

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    Would you listen to Have a New Teenager by Friday again? Why?

    Yes I would, and will again It was a good listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Have a New Teenager by Friday?

    I loved how the author gave you examples from his own life and teenage kids.


    Which character – as performed by Kirby Heybourne – was your favorite?

    The Dr.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Things That Make You Go Hmmm. New ideas about your teen.


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    Daniel Jerusalem, Israel 08-31-12
    Daniel Jerusalem, Israel 08-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    Enjoyable, usefull and very practicle. A MUST book for every parent. Good to listen over and over!

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    "Have a new teenager by Friday ....I. Wish!"

    Easy to listen too and entertaining .some things difficult verges on homophobia

    So loses credibility .my teenager got worse !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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