Monday, October 31, 2011

Have a New Teenager by Friday

TeenagerHave a New Teenager by Friday
Written by Dr. Kevin Leman
Published at Revell

About the book

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 bestselling 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.

Who is Dr. Kevin Leman?

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including The View, Today, Oprah, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning, and LIFE Today with James Robison. He has also served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.

A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than 30 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.

My Thoughts

At this point in time in our lives, we don’t have a teenager but having four kids with the oldest being 10 years old, I know that these years are just around the corner.

To be honest, I like to be prepare…   I somewhat remember when I was a teen and I know that I probably gave some white hair to my poor mom.   Therefore, knowing what I went through (and my husband knowing what he went through), we have decided to prepare ourselves in advance.   Mind you I know that we might not be fully prepared but still having books from authors like Dr. Leman is nice to have in our bookshelves.

So like I said, I am not officially in the teenage years but nevertheless, I have read the book and find it very instructive and an eye opener as well.   The book will help you to make adjustments living with a teen, reaching his/her heart through these difficult years, how to raise a street-smart kid, how to keep him/her in your world and navigate in his/her world at the same time and how to take advantage of these years.    At the end of the book, Dr. Leman also approach 75 hot topics that parents ask him during his seminars.  Not only will you read his thoughts about topics like driving, drugs, eye-rolling, attitude and so on but you will also read stories from parents who tried his tips. 

The more I read Dr. Leman’s books, the more I am sold out to him.    I am learning quite a bit while reading this book and I am feeling less stressed about the upcoming dreadful years ahead of us.   

Have a New Teenager by Friday is available at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, even

Disclaimer:  Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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