Sep 26, 2013

Book Review: Parenting the Powerful Child by Kevin Leman

About the Book: 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 the fail-safe action plan to 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.

My Review: My son is only two, but I found this book helpful in noticing power-plays that he is starting to make, even at this young age. I appreciate Dr. Leman's approach to rearing children. While he doesn't spend much time quoting scripture, I can clearly see his biblical worldview shining from the advice he gives to parents. Not only does this book point out different kinds of powerful kids, but it also shows how the kids got that way and what we, as parents, can do about it. Too often, as I read, I saw myself as a child. No wonder there was so much fighting and tension in my home growing up. We had four powerful people all living under the same roof.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to all parents with children still in the home.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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