Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order Book, Have a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours. He and his wife, Sande, reside in Tucson, Ariz., and have five children and several grandchildren. Learn more about Dr. Leman by visiting his websites, drleman.com and birthorderguy.com.

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Understanding How Birth Order Impacts Your Marriage

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman explains how birth order affects your relationships with your spouse, and offers advice on managing challenges in your marriage that stem from your placement in your family of origin.

parenting podcast

A Mother’s Influence on Her Son, Part 4

Your children need to know they’re loved, even when they mess up. John and Danny give Moms some practical tips for loving your children through the growth process, instead of pushing them to perfection. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

parenting podcast

A Mother’s Influence on Her Son, Part 3

Your children need to know they’re loved, even when they mess up. John and Danny give Moms some practical tips for loving your children through the growth process, instead of pushing them to perfection. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

parenting podcast

A Mother’s Influence on Her Son, Part 2

You may feel like you don’t have a lot to offer your son as a mom but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

parenting podcast

A Mother’s Influence on Her Son, Part 1

You may feel like you don’t have a lot to offer your son as a mom but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

A Mother’s Influence on Her Son (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman offers the listening mother practical advice for how she can be intentional in raising her sons to become men of integrity and character in a discussion based on his book What a Difference a Mom Makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on her Son’s Life. (Part 2 of 2)

A Mother’s Influence on Her Son (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman offers the listening mother practical advice for how she can be intentional in raising her sons to become men of integrity and character in a discussion based on his book What a Difference a Mom Makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on her Son’s Life. (Part 1 of 2)

How to Respond When Your Teen Is Hurting

Is your teen hurting? Instead of lecturing, try guiding your child with these three principles

Game Plan for Raising Well-Behaved Children (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman explains how you can avoid common parenting mistakes and implement “reality discipline,” in which real-life consequences teach children rather than you lecturing, reminding or rescuing them. (Part 2 of 2)

Game Plan for Raising Well-Behaved Children (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman explains how you can avoid common parenting mistakes and implement “reality discipline,” in which real-life consequences teach children rather than you lecturing, reminding or rescuing them. (Part 1 of 2)

3 Things Your Teens Fear the Most

What do your teens fear most? It’s different than what you fear for them. Dr. Kevin Leman discusses three things you may not realize your teens fear and what they need from you so they can stop being afraid.

Supporting Your Kids When Life is Tough (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers parents practical advice for helping their kids process, learn from and rise above life’s difficult challenges. (Part 2 of 2)

Supporting Your Kids When Life is Tough (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers parents practical advice for helping their kids process, learn from and rise above life’s difficult challenges. (Part 1 of 2)

Practical Advice for Parenting Powerful Kids (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman helps parents understand how your child manipulates, craves attention, and ultimately, how you can reduce the amount of power your child has over your home. (Part 2 of 2)

Practical Advice for Parenting Powerful Kids (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman helps parents understand how your child manipulates, craves attention, and ultimately, how you can reduce the amount of power your child has over your home. (Part 1 of 2)

How Your Birth Order Affects Your Parenting

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman explains how the order in which you were born has helped shape your personality as an adult and how you relate to your spouse and children.

What to Do when Your Kids Are Irresponsible

Learn what to do as a parent when your kids act irresponsibly.

How Birth Order Affects Sibling Conflicts

How do you parent sibling conflicts? You may have more success by knowing one secret: how your birth order affects your kids—in their birth order?

Parenting Tips for the Middle School Years (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman and Mrs. Jean Daly offer parents of middle schoolers advice and encouragement in a discussion based on Dr. Leman’s new book, Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama. (Part 2 of 2)

Parenting Tips for the Middle School Years (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman and Mrs. Jean Daly offer parents of middle schoolers advice and encouragement in a discussion based on Dr. Leman’s new book, Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama. (Part 1 of 2)

How Birth Order Affects Your Marriage

Because of birth order, the place in their families of origin, spouses have different experiences growing up, and that shapes behavior, personalities and relationships with each other.

Simple Strategies for Effective Discipline

Who runs your home? Is it you or your child? Use these simple strategies from Dr. Kevin Leman to help you parent your child to be more respectful and well behaved. 

Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter’s Life (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter’s life. (Part 2 of 2)

Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter’s Life (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter’s life. (Part 1 of 2)

Game Plan for Having a Happier Family (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman outlines five key ways parents can improve the relational dynamics in their family. (Part 2 of 2)

Game Plan for Having a Happier Family (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman outlines five key ways parents can improve the relational dynamics in their family. (Part 1 of 2)

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