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Don’t let those cherubic faces fool you.

Your smart kids have an agenda - and they’re workin’ ya.

Powerful kids don’t just happen. They’re created, and their power comes in different packages. 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.

In Parenting Your Powerful Child, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers a practical action plan to redirect your child’s power surges into positive traits that will prepare your child for a successful, happy, and productive adult life. With these simple but effective techniques, you can transform your home from a daily battle zone to a safe and peaceful place. All it takes is a little determination - and some small changes on your part - to make a huge difference in your family life.

Ready for the power struggle to end?

©2013 Dr. Kevin Leman (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Elena F. Novak
  • 17-11-13

A MUST read for every parent

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This was one of the very few books I found to be practically useful to me on my parenting journey! It literally changed our life from driven by anxiety and fear of unknown to driven by understanding, peace and confidence. Excellent, fun, heart-felt narration. Down to earth advice. I couldn't stop listening... and I found myself taking notes and applying this author's advise immediately after I heard it! Our children's behaviors have been positively transformed and my husband and I gained the much needed confidence to parent with healthy firmness, unconditional love and compassion. We have two powerful boys, ages 3 and 5. This was a life saver for all of us. It is exactly the book I needed to hear. Thank you for that!

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  • Patricia
  • 04-03-14

Overall this was a very helpful book

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Yes, it has so many great ideas and you can really relate to the examples.

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Great read

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  • KImberly Gattshall
  • 16-12-20

Frustrating advice if you have an only child.

There are some pieces of advice in this book that work for any child in any situation but this book is mostly reliant on your child being part of a very traditional family with 3-4 children. The author has determined birth order is the ultimate determination of children’s personality and their position in the family is used to make many decisions on how to parent. I am not in agreement that the birth order is such a universal solution but regardless of the validity of the information, if you have an only child or are a single parent, the author essentially ignores that possibility and does not give much helpful advise for parenting outside the multi child family universe.

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  • ijeoma okeke
  • 07-04-16

Thank God for this opportunity

I am really grateful to God for the opportunity to come across this book. Now I can parent with more confidence as I can see results already In my 3 great boys. They are happier and listen to me better than ever.

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  • Maisoon Suleiman
  • 01-07-21

Great Insight

Loved it, great ideas.
Learned a lot I didn't know
Hope to listen to more from this author

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  • Lindsie Garza
  • 17-01-21

Being a Parent with Direction

Great for parents with good intentions, good heart, and need systems to deal with any child, not just loud ones.

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  • Caraveo Fam.
  • 19-10-20

perspective changing and very practical.

I truly benefited from listening to this and has changed my hopeless parenting into purposeful.

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  • Jeremy M.
  • 06-08-19

Applicable to both my kids!

I purchased this book with my oldest child in mind, but it is so useful for both of my kids. I already recommended the book to my sisters and my husband, and will be listening again. I am trying to practice the ideas because I can see they are getting their power from mom and dad. I already had one moment where my daughter’s reaction was just as the book described. Can’t wait to keep changing my parenting behaviors!

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  • Joshua
  • 06-11-18

I learned a lot!

I plan on listening to this periodically throughout my child's journey to adulthood. Very good resource for guiding him along that journey.

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  • Miriam
  • 24-05-18

Fun and full of great advice

Kevin Leman is a funny and entertaining author and speaker. Book is full of practical advice and examples.