I've read many parenting books, and this is one of the most practical and helpful that I have read. As always, Leman is enjoyable to read, but this book has a lot of meat and a rather exhaustive list of topics listed so you can easily thumb through and read about what you're dealing with today! I was challenged to stop threatening to discipline my children and just do it! I highly recommend it.Beth (Aug 21 2009, 13:43 PM)
This worked in two days!
So essentially we are a bunch of dumb block headed parents and this book actually got through my own large BLOCKED BRAIN. Examples are great so here we go.... My two year old Annabel usually has me running around to get her dressed in the morning. Although it is hilarious and I am usually busting a gut while chasing her, it was becoming a more frequent occurrence. I tried the "I am the Mama and you are the child, now please come here so I can get you dressed." That didn't work so well. I tried time out, but she then started putting herself on time out and picking out the area! I even tried ignoring her. She started to ignore me. So here comes Dr. Leman to our church in Fayetteville and talks about this book. This book is phenominal by the way people. Well to make this insanely already long example come to a much needed point... She ran and I stopped. It was the most hilarious picture. My two year old was stunned that Mommy was not chasing. Mommy was holding the shirt and waiting patiently for Little Miss Triathlon to take a turn around and put her shirt on. The dumbfounded look screwed up her sweet features and then it happened... She walked up to me with her arms raised for me to put her shirt on. No chasing. No frustration. No struggle. Just as you please, walked up to me with her little chubby arms and willingly put on the shirt. This was on Monday by the way. First day, first success and many followed... Now she is a second child. Imagine the change my six year old went through and she is even more stubborn! This worked for me in TWO days. Five days is just not accurate. It took me two days and I haven't even finished the book yet! I am still reading! THIS BLOCK HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED! (laughing hard) Tandorra Williams (Mar 03 2009, 11:46 AM)
Have a New Kid by Friday
Dr. Leman has insights that every parent should consider. Whether parents are having major or minor discipline problems, the practical and commonsense advice in this book are priceless. I especially like the anecdotes and then the application of the principles of childrearing that Dr. Leman so clearly provides. If you know of a family struggling with child discipline, consider leaving a copy of this book on their door step. They will be intrigued by the secret donor and will have no one to be angry with. Who knows, they might even read it and straighten out their kids. If you read the book and like it, consider starting a neighborhood book club and discuss its contents. Book club members can read a chapter, discuss it and then talk about how it relates to their family. When they try one of the ideas in the book, they can share their success with the group. What fun you will have when your kids and those in the neighborhood begin to change their behavior.Ray Ham (Dec 02 2008, 18:14 PM)
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