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Publisher's Summary

Do you know this person?



He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl.
Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump... on a good day.
If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, he’d win.
She changes outfits three times before breakfast...

Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home. Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than you’ve ever dreamed. In fact, you’re just five days away from your teenager asking, “What can I do to help?” Guaranteed! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you:


gain respect - even admiration - from your teenager
establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines
communicate with the “whatever” generation
turn selfish behavior around
navigate the critical years with confidence
pack your teenager’s bags with what he or she needs for life now and in the future
become the major difference-maker in your teenager’s life.
With Dr. Leman’s instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night, Have a New Teenager by Friday will help you get real results - real fast.
©2011 Kevin Leman (P)2011 Oasis Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 03-25-13

Listen with a Critical Mind

This book is okay. I've read many parenting books and there's little here that's good that I haven't heard before...but some of what's on here is just...not good.

Example: The writer portrays a parenting scenario of a child being disrespectful to her mother on a Saturday morning. The parent does nothing, keeping a cool head and ignoring the teen. Saturday evening when the teen asks for mom's car keys, mom has made sure to have them in her pocket, and says "no." "But why," the girl inquires? "Because I didn't like being disrespected this morning," the parent replies.

This is supposed to be an example of an effective deterrent...waiting 9 hours to stick it to a kid is not likely to improve their relationship, or teach self-control or respect, in my opinion. And there are a number of similar suggestions that I might find laughable in a parenting book, if it wasn't all so disappointing.

Then there's the fact that the author mentions your child may need to be moved to a different school or even a different city for any changes to work with him/her...so much for having a new teen by Friday.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-10-15

fantastic info and ideas to implement

great info and tips to actually implement the ideas in the book. highly recommend all of Dr Leman books

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By S on 12-07-12

Have a new teenager by Friday ....I. Wish!

Easy to listen too and entertaining .some things difficult verges on homophobia

So loses credibility .my teenager got worse !

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aleksandra on 09-13-17

Useful and practical advices for patents with teen

I listened it in 2 days and completely love the content covered. Very well explained every day situations parents face , with advises that bring solution to different issues in teens upbringing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-15-18

Straightforward information

Easy to listen to, factual and tomthe point. No fluff in this book. Very reasurring that my teenager is normal and I am not alone!

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