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Psychologist and New York Times Bestselling Author.






The 3 Hardest Parts of Parenting (Episode 166)

Parenting has always been a challenge. It is tiring and frankly, just plain hard sometimes. Why? Are there any ways to make it easier? To find out, listen to Dr. Leman’s answer on today’s episode! LISTEN HERE Some days I just want to resign as a parent. It is simply too hard to keep doing! Why? First of all, the nature of kids is that they are immature and they say and do stupid things. Parents have to deal with this all day long, and the culmination of it is that we LOSE IT! Here are some...

Duration: 00:20:56

Stop The Perfect Child; Kids Won’t Go To Sleep- Ask Dr. Leman 75 (Episode 165)

Dr. Leman has said he is against perfectionism, but how do you overcome your work to raise a “perfect-child?” What about kids who talk late into the night? What should you do? This episode answers these two questions with Dr. Leman’s unmatched wit and wisdom. LISTEN HERE Question #1 Christine: I am working on "de-perfecting" my daughter who we were raising as a perfect child. Right my 6 year old is worried about her piano concert, instead of being able to enjoy the experience. What is your...

Duration: 00:24:25

3 Easy Wins For A Parent (Episode 164)

Dr. Leman has compared parenting as a sport or game before, and just like in any game there are easy to score big. On today’s episode Dr. Leman goes over the easiest 3 things you can do to win at parenting! LISTEN HERE Are there three easy reminders parents can take to help them win at parenting? Keep these in mind, and you will be surprised at the wins in your life! 1. Stay On The Same Page With Your Spouse When you and your spouse are on the same page, it gives the kids a psychological...

Duration: 00:23:54

Can’t Stop Pushing; Turns On Me- Ask Dr. Leman 74 (Episode 163)

Do you feel like you are pushing a train up-hill and want to stop but don’t know how? Maybe you are the one who helps your kids with their projects, just to have them turn around and tell you that you did it wrong. What should you do? Dr. Leman answers these two questions on this episode. LISTEN HERE Question #1 Lisa: I admit that I am over-controlling, but I want to learn how to control less. If I give up controlling and pushing my kids, they won’t do anything. What/how do it do it? Dr....

Duration: 00:20:11

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make (Episode 162)

Even as great of a parent as you are, you know that there are things you could improve but what are the top 4, and how do you correct them? Listen to Dr. Leman’s wisdom and advice to find out the most common! LISTEN HERE What are the 4 biggest mistakes parents make? Why? You will hear me talk about these principles a lot because they are a root of problem parenting. Let's look at them: 1. Controlling Control is spawned out of insecurity. Rather than Control, or take the authoritarian...

Duration: 00:22:21

Sports Attitude; Too Much Respect- Ask Dr. Leman 73 (Episode 161)

Have you noticed your kids picking up some bad traits from sports or another activity? How about your star student who is disrespectful at home? What do you do about it? You’ll find out the answers from Dr. Leman on today’s episode. LISTEN HERE Question #1 Michelle: I have an 11 year old daughter who, although very athletically talented, she is uncoachable, very moody and emotional. This affects the whole team and life at home. What should we do? Dr. Leman’s Answer: You have a drama queen...

Duration: 00:24:40

Are Family Traditions Worth It? (Episode 160)

Remember friday night? The night the family would watch a movie or play a game? What about dates with parents? Are traditions like these worth the time and energy to continue? If so, why? Dr. Leman unravels this question on today’s episode using his normal wit and wisdom. LISTEN HERE Is it worth it to have rituals with your kids? For example, every Friday Morning I get to take a kid out for breakfast or we know a family that Friday night is Pizza and movie night. YES! Kids love the...

Duration: 00:10:05

Destructive Dad; Anxiety Child- Ask Dr. Leman 72 (Episode 159)

Is your spouse over-powering and, like a wedge, driving away everyone in your family? What do you do? What about anxious children that jump and worry about everything, big and small? Dr. Leman answers these two questions today. LISTEN HERE Question #1 Anne: My husband is an authortiarian father. His 25 year old son just got engaged and told everyone in the family, but his father. His father is furious. Our older two boys couldn’t wait to get out of the house and leave their father. Our...

Duration: 00:20:39

157-Ask Dr. Leman 71 (Android Addict; Cute Defiance)

Are you constantly doing battle with your child over the electronic device? Does your adorable kid try to get out of their chores using a cute tactic? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Leman answers these two questions on this episode. LISTEN HERE Question #1 Jennifer: My 8 year old son is addicted to the android device. He gets up at 4 am to be on it. He is on it until I wake up. I started hiding it when I went to bed, but I forget at times. How do I teach him self-control? Dr....

Duration: 00:24:07

156-Respond, DON’T React

Tired of losing it with your kids again? You’ve heard Dr. Leman say many times, “Respond, Don’t React!” But what does that really mean? What is the difference and how do you do it? You’ll find all these out on today’s episode. LISTEN HERE Many outbursts can be avoided by choosing to respond, instead of react. You would not want your doctor to tell you that you are reacting to the medication. You do want to hear that you are responding. If your son says he wants a pony, are you going to...

Duration: 00:19:40

155-Ask Dr. Leman 70 (Bed-Wetting 8 Year Old; iPhone Distraction)

Do you have a child that still wets their bed on a regular routine and acts like it is nothing? What about the magnet in your phone and your child, how do you break them up? In this episode Dr. Leman answers these two questions. LISTEN HERE Question #1 Rena: I have an 8 year old that wets his bed and then sleeps in his urine. It stinks like an adult peep and his older brother doesn’t like the smell. He won’t tell me when he wets the bed and just sleeps in the same sheets as if it is...

Duration: 00:18:18

154-What Makes You Think Your Parenting Advice Is Right?

Why should you listen to Dr. Kevin Leman’s advice? How do you know what he says works? Doesn’t it seem that kids today are growing up in a completely different world, so don’t we need a different way to deal with the issues today? Today Dr. Leman explains how his advice came about and why it works. LISTEN HERE Dr. Leman, what makes you think that your way of parenting is the right one? Why should I listen to you?This is a new era and kids have new issues and pressures, what proof do you...

Duration: 00:28:40

Ask Dr. Leman #2

You asked. We answered. Dr Leman’s responsse will surprise and help you. If you want your question answered, the best method is to leave us a Voicemail question. You can use the SpeakPipe Voicemail system below or click the microphone button on the right side of the screen. LISTEN HERE Announcement Special Teenage Years […]

Duration: 00:21:13

009: Want Your Kids to Help with Dinner and Other House Jobs? Use this Simp

Have you ever left a note asking your kids to help get dinner started before you get home, only to find they did not follow through? Learn a unique way to deal with this from Dr. Kevin Leman. What benefit is there to having your kids help around the house? Dr. Leman shares how his […]

Duration: 00:16:31

008: Right and Wrong Anger Management Methods–And Little Points that Will B

Did you know that your kids use anger to control the people around them? Learn how to help your kids deal with their anger in this episode. Anger may be a natural emotion, yet we have seen the devastating effects it can have on the whole family. Teaching your child how to deal with anger […]

Duration: 00:21:28

Ask Dr. Leman #1

You asked. We answered. Dr Leman’s responsse will surprise and help you. In this episode the questions cover tantrums, stubbornness and more. LISTEN HERE Announcement The next session is on Anger in Your Kids.If you have a question or thought regarding this topic, please leave us a voicemail for the next session. It must […]

Duration: 00:20:40

007: A Proven Way to Defuse a Door Slamming Incident (Hint: Yelling is Not

Ever experienced this one? Joe stomped off mad as a hornet. Grabs his bedroom door and SLAMS it with the force of gladiator. Joe’s dad hops off the coach and says some unusual words. 10 seconds later Joe is staring at his dad wondering if he should burst out laughing or hug his dad. Listen […]

Duration: 00:16:35

006: B Doesn’t Happen Until A is Complete

“I hate you and I hope that I never see you, again.” said Jill to her mother. Her mother counted to 4 and remembered Dr. Kevin Leman’s phrase that “B doesn’t happen until A is complete”. She smiled to herself and walked away. Listen to this episode to learn how “B doesn’t happen until A” […]

Duration: 00:17:44

005: How to Stop the Defiance Disease with a Shot of Vitamin N

We have all experienced a child rising up to defy us. What do you do? Threaten? Ignore? Ship them to Siberia? Listen to Dr. Leman share his views on how to deal with defiance. The bad news: if you have allowed your kid to get away with defiance for years, then you have a […]

Duration: 00:22:06

004: Try this Little Used Trick to Get Your Kids to Stop Complaining

Have you ever wondered why your children are experts at complaining? Listen to this episode to learn the trick to stop the complaining. Your children use complaining because it is getting them what they want. This makes a parent the main contributor to a kid’s continued use of complaining. Want to stop it? Learn this […]

Duration: 00:15:04

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