Meet Kevin Leman

Internationally known Christian psychologist, award-winning author and New York Times bestselling author of Have A New Kid by Friday, radio and television personality, and speaker, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common sense psychology.

A best-selling author, Dr. Kevin Leman has made house calls for Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson as well as hundreds of radio and television programs including Today, CBS’ The Early Show, Oprah, and The View. Dr. Leman is a frequent contributor to CNN’s American Morning. Dr. Leman has served as a consulting family psychologist to Good Morning America.

As the founder and president of “Couples of Promise”, an organization designed and committed to helping couples remain happily married, Dr. Leman conducts an annual cruise for couples only. Dr. Leman’s official website is

The author of 38 books, some of Dr. Leman’s best-selling titles include:

  • Have a New Kid by Friday
  • Have a New Husband by Friday
  • The Firstborn Advantage
  • Sheet Music
  • Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
  • The Birth Order Book
  • 7 Things He’ll Never Tell You…but you need to know
  • What a Difference a Daddy Makes
  • The Way of the Shepherd

Dr. Leman is the co-author with his son, Kevin Leman II, of a series of children’s books including:

  • My Firstborn, There’s No One like You
  • My Middle Child, There’s No One like You
  • My Youngest Child, There’s No One like You
  • My Only Child, There’s No One like You
  • My Grandchild, There’s No One like You
  • and the award-winning
  • My Adopted Child, There’s No One like You

DVD series featuring Dr. Leman include:

  • Making the Most of Marriage
  • Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
  • Running the Rapids – Guiding Teens through the Turbulent Waters of Adolescence
  • Single Parenting that Works!
  • Bringing Peace and Harmony to the Blended Family
  • Value-Packed Parenting

Dr. Leman is the recipient of the highest award given by the University of Arizona to their own, the Alumni Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of the 1993 Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by North Park University. Dr. Leman is a charter faculty member of Dr. Leman’s professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.

Dr. Leman attended North Park University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arizona, where he later earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees. Originally from Williamsville, New York, he and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson. They have five children and two grandchildren.

Updated June 2010

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