What a Difference a Mom Makes

The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son's Life

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441213090

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Every mom wants the best for her son. She wants him to succeed in life, to be a man of character, to find a good woman, to be a great dad. But sometimes boys are hard for moms to understand. Sometimes they're strange, annoying, and downright disgusting! Yet always they need a mother who is engaged and interested in them, because a mom is the most important person in a boy's life. In What a Difference a Mom Makes, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman uses his wit and wisdom to show Mom how to lay the groundwork that will allow her son to grow into a good man. Armed with Dr. Leman's expert advice and insight, Mom will gain an understanding of her boy at every stage, from that very first diaper change to the moment he leaves for college. Dr. Leman shows how to discipline a boy, how to command respect, how to let him fight his own battles, how to understand his sexuality, and how to weather the changes in the mother-son relationship as he grows up. Most of all, Leman shows Mom how to lighten up and have some fun along the way with that boy who will always have her heart.
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Parenting Your Powerful Child

Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441242805

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 8140

Powerful kids don't just happen. They're created. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn't have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home. For all the parents out there at their wits' end, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers a fail-safe action plan for redirecting power surges into positive traits that will prepare the powerful child for a successful, happy, productive adult life. Parents will learn how powerful children are created, what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and what they can do to change the power plays . . . for the good of the entire family. All it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works--guaranteed.
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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

The Indelible Imprint a Father Leaves on His Daughter's Life

Author: Kevin Leman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0529103036

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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A call to dads to step up to the plate to become the loving, actively engaged father that a daughter needs for life and relational success. The relationship that matters most to your daughter isn't the one with her mother—it's the one with you, Dad. Her self-esteem, choices, behavior, character, and even her ideas about or choice of a marriage partner are all directly tied to you, as the most important representative to her of the male species. In Be the Dad She Needs You to Be Dr. Kevin Leman, internationally-known psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and father of four daughters, will show you not only how to get the fathering job done and done well, but also how to: Make each daughter feel unique, special, and valued Discipline the right way . . . when it's needed Talk turkey about what guys are really thinking Keep the critical eye at bay Wave the truce flag when females turn your family room into a battleground Set your daughter up for life and relational success With some effort on your part (and very few dollars), you can gain the kind of relationship you dream of with your daughter—one based on mutual love and respect. The simple yet profound suggestions will transform you into the kind of man your daughter needs . . . for a lifetime.
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Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down

How to Raise Confident, Successful Children

Author: Kevin Leman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 9780785266051

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Packed with real-life examples, this insightful book gives parents the blueprint to help their children grow up to be confident, capable, and responsible adults. 384 p.
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My Firstborn, There's No One Like You

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman,Kevin Leman II

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441212779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Every child is special. And every child deserves to be recognized for what makes him or her unique. Now birth order guru, Dr. Kevin Leman, and his artist son, Kevin Leman II, offer parents the perfect way to tell each of their children just how wonderful they are. The first in a series of four read-to-me children's picture books, My Firstborn, There's No One Like You uses the principles of birth order to convey love, acceptance, and a sense of individuality to children. The combination of Dr. Kevin Leman's trademark humor and his talented son's artwork makes this book a wonderful gift.
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The Birth Order Book

Why You Are the Way You Are

Author: Kevin Leman

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800734068

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 343

View: 5436

Arguing that birth order plays a powerful role in shaping one's beliefs, careers, and choice of marital partner, explains how to tap birth-order insights to understand personal tendencies and overcome self-limiting obstacles.
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Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1493411780

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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We've seen the enemy, and they're small . . . and unionized. If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's internationally known psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Using the 7 principles of reality discipline, this father of five and grandfather of four reveals a practical, action-oriented game plan to - get kids to listen to parents - encourage healthy attitudes and two-way communication - turn off temper tantrums, minimize sibling rivalries, and foil finicky eaters - put parents back in the driver's seat - prompt long-lasting, positive behavior and instill values - rear respectful, well-behaved children who become responsible difference makers in the world Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter and Dr. Leman's real-life examples give readers sure-fire techniques for developing a loving, no-nonsense approach for rearing children. With over a million satisfied customers, parents can't go wrong with this classic, perennial bestseller.
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What a Son Needs from His Mom

Author: Cheri Fuller

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441260609

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Ever Feel Like Your Son Is From a Different Planet? Don't worry, Mom. There's a good reason why your son perplexes you. He's the OPPOSITE sex! Boys really do think, communicate, and process the world differently than girls. But no matter your son's age, he needs you, and he needs you in not-so-apparent ways. Drawing from her own experiences, as well as those from moms and sons from around the country, Cheri Fuller shares what makes boys and young men tick and how to become a more welcome influence at every stage in their lives. She answers all the top questions, including: "How can I help my son (and me!) deal with his emotions in a healthy way?" "School is such a struggle. How can I help him?" "Our personalities are SO different. How can we get on the same page?" "My son hardly says a thing. What can I do?" "What are the best ways to instill good values?" "How can I encourage a lasting faith in God?" With page after page of use-it-today advice and encouraging stories, this book will help you steer your son toward becoming a caring, confident young man. Includes Reflection Questions for Personal or Group Use Great for understanding grandsons, too! "Some mother-son relationships seem to add credence to the adage that 'men are from Mars, women are from Venus.' Even mothers who have a close bond with their sons may think they harbor a complete stranger when their male offspring reach puberty. Fuller is a speaker and author, as well as mother of three (two boys and a girl) and grandmother of six. She lists specific activities that all sons need from their mothers, such as encouragement, communication, prayer, and confidence-building. She adds questions at each chapter's end to 'ponder, journal or discuss,' lending the book to both individual and group study. Recommended for the parenting section of any church library." --Church Libraries
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The Birth Order Connection

Finding and Keeping the Love of Your Life

Author: Kevin Leman

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800757847

Category: Birth order

Page: 224

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Most people expect to get married, have their marriage last a lifetime, and enjoy a marital relationship that fulfills their deepest emotional needs. Yet few people experience this type of relationship. Statistics show that approximately 20 million divorced people live in our country, and the median duration of any given marriage is just 7.2 years. Few people consider the role that their birth order has played in developing their own personality, how it has affected their prospective spouse’s personality, or how the two personalities might make it living under one roof. As a result, after the initial intoxicating infatuation ends, most married couples are left to work their way through the agonizing hangover of conflicting birth orders. In The Birth Order Connection, Dr. Kevin Leman helps readers avoid such conflicts before they arise. He shows how to find and recognize the best and wisest choice fora life partner, provides tools to succeed in marriage, and teaches how an understanding of birth order can do wonders not only for future marriages but for those that have already begun.
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52 Things Kids Need from a Mom

What Mothers Can Do to Make a Lifelong Difference

Author: Angela Thomas

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736943927

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Bestselling author and mother of four children Angela Thomas brings her trademark storytelling and biblical teaching to this book of encouragement for moms who, in the daily whir of busyness, long to connect with their kids in new ways. With compassion and creativity, Angela presents 52 inspirations to help moms experience intentional mothering, intentional living, and intentional joy as they: talk to their child as though he is fascinating learn to play one video game plan activities that set a child up for success be the groovy mom once in a while make memories and savor them Moms at all phases of parenting can adopt one idea a week or try several at once. This is a fun, guilt-free resource to help every mom lead with God's love and delight in the small moments that make up an abundant life.
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Planet Middle School

Helping Your Child through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441228241

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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It happens to every parent. One day, you have a sweet son or daughter who loves to snuggle on the couch and who puts a smile on your face just by walking into the room. The next day, it's as if someone left the door open and let in an alien with a smart mouth and an attitude that, frankly, you could do without. Entering middle school is like stepping onto a different planet--for parent and child alike. It's a planet where peer pressure, social media, and hormones can wreak havoc in your child's life and in your relationship with him or her. But these years don't have to create chaos in your family. Parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman's time-tested principles will aid parents in helping their middle schooler not only survive but thrive during these turbulent years on Planet Middle School. He shows parents how to - understand their child's rapidly expanding world - respond rather than react to emotional swings - tell their child about sex (before someone else tells them their version) - create opportunities for their child to practice selflessness and gratitude - ensure that their kid is one who loves home and family Middle schoolers can be a weird, unpredictable species. But with a little help from Dr. Leman, parents will be able to ride out the interstellar storm with humor and confidence.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Your Childhood Memories

Author: Kevin Leman,Randy Carlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780785266037

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 408

The author of The New Birth Order Book cites the importance of understanding childhood memories and their role in how people think and feel, presenting techniques for unlocking memory and controlling its effects. Reprint.
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The Way of the Wise

Simple Truths for Living Well

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441240969

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you." These and other seemingly simple lessons were hard-won for a hardheaded young man who was more "wise guy" than "wise" early in life. Now, internationally known psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman shares the biblical wisdom that has shaped him into the successful, joy-filled person he is today. With his trademark wit and humorous stories from his personal life, Dr. Leman shows readers how to jump-start or revitalize their lives both spiritually and practically with words from one of the wisest men of all time. (Hint: It's not him.) Dr. Leman offers hope, courage, and a fresh perspective on living a great life, all in a compact, readable package. This lively and inspiring book makes the perfect gift for professionals, graduates, and anyone who could benefit from simple truths for living well.
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Have a New Teenager by Friday

How to Establish Boundaries, Gain Respect & Turn Problem Behaviors Around in 5 Days

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441233997

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Parents may survive the terrible twos and the first years of school all right, but the teenage years bring entirely new and alien creatures. So, parents have a choice: either send that teenager to boarding school and visit him when he reaches normalcy again (in about ten years) or choose to experience the best, most fun years of life--together! The secret is in how the parental cards are played. With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman helps parents communicate with the "whatever" generation establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines gain respect--even admiration--from their teenager turn selfish behavior around navigate the critical years with confidence pack their teenager's bags with what they need for life now and in the future become the major difference maker in their teenager's life Teenagers can successfully face the many temptations of adolescence and grow up to be great adults. And parents, Dr. Leman says, are the ones who can make all the difference, because they count far more in their teenager's life than they'll ever know . . . even if their teenager won't admit it (at least until she's in college and wants to know how to do the laundry).
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What a Difference a Daddy Makes

The Lasting Imprint a Dad Leaves on His Daughter's Life

Author: Kevin Leman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418514020

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Study after study shows that fathers set up their daughters for success. Involved fathers-whether or not they live in the same house as their daughters-boost their daughters' academic achievement, promote their emotional health, increase their compassion for others, and even bolster the status of women. In What a Difference a Daddy Makes, renowned psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman seamlessly weaves the latest research on fathering with funny, moving stories about his own parenting experiences. He gives practical ideas and inspiration for fathers and provides specific direction for helping daughters grow into loving, confident, caring adults.
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Mommie Dearest

Author: Christina Crawford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150404908X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

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A special edition of the “shocking” #1 New York Times bestseller with an exclusive new preface by the author (Los Angeles Times). When Christina Crawford’s harrowing chronicle of child abuse was first published in 1978, it brought global attention to the previously closeted subject. It also shed light on the guarded world of Hollywood and stripped away the façade of Christina’s relentless, alcoholic abuser: her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford. Christina was a young girl shown off to the world as a fortunate little princess. But at home, her lonely, controlling, even ruthless mother made her life a nightmare. A fierce battle of wills, their relationship could be characterized as an ultimately successful, for Christina, struggle for independence. She endured and survived, becoming the voice of so many other victims who suffered in silence, and giving them the courage to forge a productive life out of chaos. This ebook edition features an exclusive new preface by the author, plus rare photographs from her personal collection and one hundred pages of revealing material not found in the original manuscript.
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First-time Mom

Getting Off on the Right Foot--from Birth to First Grade

Author: Kevin Leman

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842360395

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 242

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The psychologist author of The New Birth Order Book counsels parents on first-child parenting essentials, explaining the influence of birth order on a child's development and offering particular advice for first-time mothers on how to raise a well-adjusted child. Simultaneous.
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Raising a Daughter After God's Own Heart

Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736941584

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Elizabeth George, popular speaker and bestselling author of A Woman After God's Own Heart and A Young Woman After God's Own Heart, provides an engaging and inspirational resource for every mom who wants to lead her daughter to a godly life by example, encouragement, study, and prayer. With her biblical insight and child-raising experience, Elizabeth guides a mother's development of her daughter's spiritual life of faithfulness, obedience, and joy lived daily. Alongside these faith-life foundations, Elizabeth provides: Small things that make a big difference--simple ways to implement life lessons Purpose and priorities--what daughters need to know about what matters most Study questions for each chapter--discussion material for moms and daughters Women will find fresh ways to connect with their daughters as they glean from Bible verses and topical explorations and prepare their girl's heart and mind to become a woman after God's own heart.
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Have a New Husband by Friday

How to Change His Attitude, Behavior & Communication in 5 Days

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441210463

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Have a new husband by Friday? Is that even possible? Dr. Kevin Leman says it is. The New York Times bestselling author and self-help guru shows even the most frustrated wife how she can have a new husband by Friday. Leman reminds any wife that if what she's doing to get better behavior out of her husband isn't working now, it never will. So it's time for a change. That means it's time to change her own patterns of behavior. Here's how Leman suggests she handle it day to day: Monday: Secrets Revealed: Cracking the Male Code Yes, you're different species, but you can work together in harmony. Tuesday: Creatures from Another Planet . . . or Creatures of Habit? To understand men, you have to track 'em to their den. Wednesday: Think about What You Want to Say, Then Divide It by Ten How to talk so your guy will really listen . . . and listen so your guy will really talk. Thursday: Think of Him as a Seal Waiting for a Three-Pound Fish Why making love to your man is a key to who he is and how satisfied he'll be, and what's in it for you. Friday: It Takes a Real Woman to Make a Man Feel like a Real Man How to open your man's heart, revolutionize your love life, and turn him into the knight you've always dreamed of.
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It's Your Kid, Not a Gerbil

Creating a Happier & Less-Stressed Home

Author: Kevin Leman

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604828122

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Do you sometimes feel like a gerbil running on a wheel inside a cage as you scurry from place to place, chauffeuring your children from one endless activity to another? What if, for one moment, you could just step off of the wheel . . . and relax? How would you feel then? And what if that single moment could stretch into an hour, or even a whole day? It’s Your Kid, Not a Gerbil will provide practical solutions and helpful insight to get off the activity wheel so that you can put your time and energies where they really count: in establishing strong character and a love for home and family that will serve your kids well for a lifetime.
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