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Stopping Stress Before It Stops You: A Game Plan for Every Mom
Dr. Kevin Leman has seen scores of women who are overcome by stress. With humor, insight, and practical solutions, this bestselling author helps women manage the stress points in their lives: kids, career, husband, housework, money, and crammed schedules. Women will find out how to begin enjoying a more serene lifestyle by making stress work for them.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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I picked up this book because I have been so stressed out the last couple of years, that I am willing to look at anything that might help. I thought it had some very good common-sense ideas, such as learning to properly manage priorities. This is how is my priorities are currently listed: child, husband, job, financial security and this is how it should be listed: husband, child, job, financial security. I also learned the importance of making your marriage your top priority and talking about ho ...more
The few nuggets of wisdom he may have had were completely buried in his advocacy of traditional/stereotypical gender roles in the family. Evidently working women are stressed because they have either prioritized material wealth above their families or they are in the pitiful state of being single moms or unable to make ends meet without working. There was no mention of moms working for the fulfillment it gives them personally at all or of the RADICAL notion that dads stay home to care for the k ...more
This book was crap. All I really got from it, as a working mother, is that I should feel guilty about being a part of the workforce and should quit my job to stay home with my children because the only reason women really work is because they are selfish and want to have money to buy more stuff. Too many of the case studies ended in: "she quit her job then got less stress and happier." What if I don't WANT to quit my job because it is important to me? No advice here for that situation, so don't ...more
I enjoy reading Kevin Leman's books because he has a great ability to communicate science and psychology in a non-intimidating, humorous, and highly practical way. This book made so much sense to me, and his examples gave me real life perspectives to help me apply his principles to my own life more easily. This is an excellent book--one of the few that I recommend all women read.
Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker, has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The best-selling and award-winning author has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including The View with Barbara Walters, The Today Show, Oprah, CBS's The Early Show, Live with Reg ...more