• Why your Kids Misbehave and What to do About it

    by Dr. Kevin Leman Year Published: 2020

    Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You've tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work.

    That's because you're not addressing the root reasons for why kids misbehave, says international parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman. In this book, he reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

    With his signature wit and wisdom, Dr. Leman helps you see through your child's eyes, revealing why they do what they do, who they learn their behaviors from, and why they continue behaving badly. He identifies the stages of misbehavior, where your child is on the spectrum, and how to not only avoid escalating bad behavior but get on the front end and turn it around for good.

    By the end of this book, you'll be smiling at the transformation in yourself, your child, and your home. Guaranteed.

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  • Have a New Teenager by Friday

    by Dr. Kevin Leman Year Published: 2013

    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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  • Planet Middle School

    by Dr. Kevin Leman Year Published: 2015

    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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  • Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: Raising Happy, Healthy Humans

    by Dr. John Duffy Year Published: 2019

    Today's teenagers are growing up in a culture most adults today are very unfamiliar with and it's much different than our teenage years. Dr. Duffy shares how teens see the world they're living in and how we as adults can best walk beside them in the pressure filled world. With the world of social media - these teenage kids have the lives on display and feel a pressure that I surely never did at that age. Dr. Duffy teaches you how to best communicate with kids at this age...and you'll learn the teenage years have a much longer span - as they're starting earlier like age 10 and lasting until 19 or later (depending on the individual). Very informative, helpful - with easy strategies to incorporate that truly will make your life with your teenager much improved!

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  • The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively

    by Gary Chapman Year Published: 2016

    Struggling to connect with your teen?

    Never before has raising teens been so perplexing. If you are wondering what on earth you're doing wrong, you're not alone. But there is hope. By learning to meaningfully express love amid your teens' many changes, you can stay connected, maintain influence, and help them grow into healthy adults.

    Dr. Gary Chapman will help you:


    • Understand today's teenagers
    • Identify your teen's primary love language
    • Discover how to best express love to your teen
    • Address your teen's need for independence and responsibility
    • Respond with love and wisdom when your teen fails


    Raising teens is tough, but with Dr. Chapman's expert advice and practical examples, you can do it - and do it well.

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  • Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart

    by Gary Chapman Year Published: 2020

    Blended families face unique challenges, and sadly, good intentions aren’t always enough. With so many complex relationships involved, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. 

    That’s why Gary Chapman, the best-selling author of The Five Love Languages and national expert on stepfamilies, Ron Deal, join together in this book to teach you how the five love languages can help your blended family. They’ll teach you: 

    • About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies
    • How to overcome fear and trust issues in marriage
    • How to develop healthy parenting and step-parenting practices
    • How the love languages should - and should not - be applied

    You’re going to face many challenges, but with the right strategies and smart work, your family can be stronger and healthier together.

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  • Love and Respect in the Family

    by Emerson Eggerichs, Jonathan Eggerichs, et al. Year Published:

    Children need love. Parents need respect. It is as simple and complex as that! When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a parent doesn't declare, "You don't love me." Instead the parent asserts, "You are being disrespectful right now." A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, "You don't respect me." Instead, a child pouts, "You don't love me." A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes. But here's the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the "Family Crazy Cycle." So how is one to break out of this cycle?

    Bestselling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the listener through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic. For instance, God reveals ways to defuse the craziness with our children from preschooler to teen, plus how to motivate them to obey and how to deal with them when they don't. In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. 

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