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Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman

posted Sep 7, 2013, 12:17 PM by Fccea Webmaster
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, writer and speaker known for his wit, and common sense approach to family life. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs including Good Morning America, The Early Show, Today, Oprah and Focus on the Family. He has a Ph.D from the University of Arizona where he has also taught and served as an administrator. The author of more than 30 books, he is the founder and president of Couples of Promise, an organization he created to help couples remain happily married. A dedicated Christian, he and his wife, Sande have five children and two grandchildren.

Have a New Kid by Friday gives excellent principles for changing and molding a child’s attitude, behavior and character – in five days! Results are guaranteed if the principles are followed and consistently implemented! Good for children of any age. Sound too good to be true? I urge you to give it a read if you are a parent or grandparent. While Dr. Leman does not attempt to tie principles specifically to Scripture, they are soundly biblical and eminently practical. He will teach you how to “say it once” and make it stick without rancor. He will teach you how to use consequences in an even handed manner to instill personal responsibility. His concept of “reality discipline” will be an eye-opener for many. The book also helps identify some of the destructive messages that parents inadvertently send to children in a permissive, tolerant, self-esteem (vs. self-worth) oriented society. The book gives parents “permission” to be parents and helps them keep an eye on the end goal, rather than just the momentary happiness that sometimes drives parental decisions. This is one of the best books on child-rearing that I have seen and I suspect that once you have read it you may want to check some of Dr. Leman’s other books as well. This one is on the “A” list.

Pastor David McNeff