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Parenting Your Powerful Child

Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles
Narrated by: Maurice England
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

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

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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.

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  • krovira2801
  • 24-05-16

Fantastic Book!!!

This is an amazing parenting book! Probably the best one I have read.
I loved that after each section it talks about power points and gives you a summary of that chapter!
I will definitely recommend it to all my friends and will come back to it as the perfect manual for parenting without struggles.

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  • Marcia
  • 25-02-16

Great, practical tips for your powerful child

Loved the narrator. Good choice for this book with good inflection and personality.

As always, Dr Leman's books are really easy reading with very practical help.

Now I just have to practise on my two powerful children!

I recommend this book if you're getting into power struggles with a kid or two!

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  • Ken DV
  • 24-02-16

Mostly anecdotal and often repetitive

The summary in the last five minutes pretty much sums up the entire book. None of the advice seems to be backed by any studies or at least the author does not mention them.

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  • 3blondegirls
  • 14-07-15

Good points

Just finished. Many good thoughts on changing your habits and responses as a parent to grow children who respond in better way. Will be trying with my 3 girls. Will likely listen again to several chapters