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Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days Hardcover – Mar 1 2008


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (March 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800719026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719029
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 14.6 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #173,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Donwood on April 22 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is no nonsense clear and practical. What makes it brilliant is that it gives the parents great ideas that are actually effective. It also calls the parent to a higher standard of parenting that does not include any bullying or yelling.

If you want to help out your kids and you..buy this book immediately!
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By Danica on Nov. 19 2013
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This book was great to read when having issues with your kids and it has many tips for all parents and it works
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Nickerson on Nov. 21 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is amazing. I have recommended it to many parents. It helped me figure out why I was so frustrated with my children. I saw how I was part of the problem; I wasn't following through with consequences. I have learned how to set boundaries, allow my child to experience the "reality" of their choices,and see the importance of keeping track of misbehavior. I started to write notes to myself so that I would remember to say "no" when they asked for something.I am now experiencing a respecful relationship with my children.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TammyIsBlessed on July 23 2009
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I love Dr Leman's straightforward, pull no punches way of writing.

And finally, a book that actually has real-life examples and suggestions of what to do. So many books are so abstract, but this one has example after example - which is something I needed.

Excellent book.
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279 of 288 people found the following review helpful
Should be called new kid by Thursday! March 8 2008
By irish girl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book saved me. What is more embarrassing than your mother-in-law buying you a book on parenting, but I was so desperate I picked it up and read it in 2 nights. I started implementing the ideas immediately and get this....I saw an instant change in my daughter's behavior! I was in this huge battle with her everyday and didn't even see how wrong I was to try and do battle with a 3 year old, but she is so strong-willed and I dug my heels in. I was going about it all wrong. I am so incredibly grateful for this book! I started reading it on Saturday night and saw such a significant change in her behavior by Thursday!! I liked how the book gave very specific and useful techniques and how I didn't ever get mad or angry like I was before. I just needed to refine my skills. I have read Dr. Leman's book, Sheet Music, and now I can say I'm a fan. Sheet music saved my marriage, and this book saved my relationship with my daughter. I would highly recommend it!
165 of 174 people found the following review helpful
New Kid by Friday March 23 2008
By Perils of Pauine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My best friend, a Mother of 6 year old twins & a 3 year old couldn't stop talking about how this book, HAVE A NEW KID BY FRIDAY, made her a new Mom and changed her kids behavior. I thought sure, but you don't have teenagers like me. She insisted that I could use some of the strategies and techniques too, so I picked up the book. Dr. Leman has such a firm, lighthearted way of describing his interventions even with teens. I especially liked his simple strategy of "Say it once, Turn your back, & walk away! Now I have more good times with my kids and our family has become so calm and peaceful. What a great attitude change I have seen in my 2 teens. If you want to have more positive relationships with your kids, I highly recommend this book!
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Day ONE and it's already working April 17 2008
By Erica Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This morning we were in for our usual get up, get dressed, get out the door battle with our nine year old daughter, but I decided to go ahead and get started with the "Say it once, turn your back and walk away" and HOLY COW! It worked. I can't wait to get through the rest of this book.
122 of 145 people found the following review helpful
Where was this book 4 years ago??? March 12 2008
By loves to read - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I battled my daughter for years over the same issues: getting her up for school on time, getting her to eat and fighting with her over bedtime. I read Dr. Leman's book in one sitting, got excited about the prospect of having a different child on my hands and was simply amazed at the turn around in my daughter Jessica. Following the simple principles of this book encouraged me that I can continue to be a good mom, feeling good about myself for not having to yell and scream like I have for years. I have a daughter who I KNOW feels better about herself because of the changes I've made as a mom. My husband travels and won't be home until Fri. and I can't wait for him to see the difference in our daughter. I felt compelled to write this and I'm telling all of my friends at my daughter's gymnastic class about the positive changes in my life.
74 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Any parent can learn a lot from this excellent book April 15 2008
By Armchair Interviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Want a kid without attitude? If you're tired of defiant attitudes and power struggles with your little ankle-biters or the disrespectful hormone group, read this book and follow the simple principles, and you'll have a new kid by Friday. Guaranteed! (from the back cover)

Have a New Kid by Friday is a five-day plan, Monday through Friday, that Dr. Leman swears really works. He shows us:

* Why kids act the way they act
* The 3 most important things every parent wants, and how to teach them
* 3 simple strategies for success
* 3pillars of self-worth and how to develop them
* Be the shrink--launch what you learned on your unsuspecting child

At the end of the book an A-to-Z appendix offers straightforward advice and gutsy plans of action on the hottest parenting topics--including bedwetting to talking back and much more.

I love this book! The first day I picked it up, I read the introduction and the chapter for Monday (there are chapters for Monday through Friday) and I already saw some areas where I was going wrong with my teenagers. I implemented a change right away, and the result was positive. Dr. Leman's plan of action actually works.

If you are having problems (or just want to stop problems before they start) with a child of any age level, then pick up a copy of Have a New Kid by Friday. This book is guaranteed to work--if you follow it's principles.

Armchair Interviews says: Good help for any parent.

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