Book Reviews of Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
Author: Kevin Leman
ISBN-13: 9780800757311
ISBN-10: 0800757319
Publication Date: 9/30/2000
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Revell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
I have read several parenting books and this is one of my favorites. The author focuses on what he calls "reality discipline" which, in my understanding, demonstrates that everybody, children included, make choices - the 'reality' of this understanding is that one must live with the consequences of our choices, whether good or bad. Thefore, Leman's approach is very simple - the child has a choice to behave or not to behave - if he behaves he reeps the rewards from you in the form of encouragement and incentives and if the decision is wrong, he reaps the punishments from you and/or the negative consequences of his choice. For example, the child who refuses to eat his meal will find that is his choice, but his dinner is then removed and thrown away and the parent will refuse any further food that evening to replace the missed dinner. The child finds that hunger is the reality of his choice.

The techniques DO work as long as the parent has the wherewithall to stick with the program, i.e. - not 'giving in' when the child is discovering that he/she does not like the choice they made!

Very good. highly recommended for all age groups of children, works as well for preschoolers as for teenagers. Truly teaches children the real-world implications of their behavior, which I believe is essential.
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Helpful Score: 5
great ideas if your dealing with a child that wants their own way and you don't use corpoal punisment
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Helpful Score: 2
This book has many great ideas to help with raising a happy, healthy, disciplined child.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a pretty helpful book with some useful ideas.
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Helpful Score: 1
A humorous, realistic, and useful book about raising great kids.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is from a very christian perspective.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book had some great ideas, but as with all help books, there were definitely spots where I thought the author had no clue what he was talking about. Mind you I was comparing HIS situations to ours. They didn't match up a lot. However, I did learn quite a bit and I'm sure it will definitely help in our home.
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Helpful Score: 1
Foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries. Get your children to be responsible and successful. Get kids to do what you want them to do. Know when to take the little buzzards by the beak. Understand why children misbehave and what to do about it. (Back Cover)
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Helpful Score: 1
The author helps parents find creative ways to get your children to behave.
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Insightful and relevant while being humorous and entertaining. Definitely a good read and highly recommend this author and book.
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okay, not super duper fabulous
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Way too much religion.
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I think the one I have is the updated version.
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Great help! My book has a different cover picture, but same content.
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Didnt read this. Didnt seem like something I would like
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I did not read the full book to give an accurat review.