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We have seen the enemy...and they are small. If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping you with seven principles of Reality Discipline, this father of five shows you how to get kids to do what you want them to do, foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums and minimize sibling rivalries, use authority and decisiveness to show your kids you're not a pushover, know when to take the little buzzards by the beak, set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges, and put yourself back in the driver's seat!
©2005 Dr. Kevin Leman (P)2009 Oasis Audio

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Great for basic advice on keeping your cool

If you get frustrated easily or yell a lot, the advice in this book will help give you some ideas on how to stay focused and calm in the various situations that are all to common with the littles. I borrowed this audio book from the library first and decided to have it in my audio library to refresh when needed (I mean all the time).

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Amber
  • Folsom, CA, United States
  • 09-21-10

Life Saver for you and your kid!

This book has been life-changing for my wife and I. We were always asking our kids (we have 4) 3-5 times to do basic tasks such as put the toys away, go up to your room to get dressed for bed, get in the car and get buckled. By the 3rd request our voices were elevating and by the 5th time we were yelling. Our kids were programmed to only operate once our voices reached a certain volume. This book gave us the skills needed to ask only once and to have a plan ahead of time if you have to ask twice. Our blood pressure is much less and our kids are responding the first time. It feels like a miracle and this only took 1 week to implement. We are happier and our kids are much happier and respectful.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Worth the read!

I really appreciate the large picture concepts, and I did get several new practical application ideas. I would love more specific things to try and would have liked a longer list of "rubber meets the road" ideas after each big idea.

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Really life changing!

I only have one child and he just turned two, but I found this book super applicable to my life even with a toddler. I suppose this isn't everyone's parenting style, but it sure is mine. This book was firm and refreshing in a world of "crunchy", permissive, hippy parents that are too scared to discipline their kids. Loved it and will read it again! I need to own it in a physical copy, too. Thumbs up from me.