How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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"Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children--and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Now, in this thirtieth-anniversary edition, these award-winning experts share their latest insights and suggestions based on feedback they've received over the years. Their methods of communication--illustrated with delightful cartoons showing the skills in action--offer innovative ways to solve common problems"--back cover.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner ed., 30th-anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781451663884
Call Number: j649.1 FABE
Characteristics: xiv, 345 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Dec 31, 2017

I recently read the sequel to this book (written by the author's daughter), How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen... So, much of the information and many of the suggestions in this book were quite familiar. In all honesty, the main reason I read this one too was to remind myself of what I knew it would say. Because sometimes toddlers drive you a little nuts.

I would highly recommend either or both books to parents looking for a combination of psychology and common sense in raising children. I appreciate the authors' matter of fact tone and complete lack of condescension. I like that they provide lots of different stories and examples. The cartoons are a nice way to contrast different ways of interacting with kids. And I appreciate that the books acknowledge that nobody's ever going to be perfect all the time and that we all get many 'second chances' if things don't go well the first time.

Dec 11, 2017

Very practical, easy to read, step by step guides. Love the cartoon illustrations and also the real life examples from actual parents.

ontherideau Jun 18, 2014

This book stands the test of time- it has been reccommended for years and is still relevant

Feb 29, 2012

This is a great book! Other than some parenting advice that I do not agree with (going against natural/aware/attached parenting) I really found the advice helpful and interesting.

The specific topic I didn't agree with was manipulating children to our goals/desires. I think it was a small passage in there, tucked away in one chapter, but it still made me upset to read it, and I don't believe that parenting in the manner of trying to CONTROL your children will result in anything but rebellious behaviours.

The rest of the book was fabulous, as it really helped parents understand where their children's underlying needs were coming from, reminding them that the behavior usually comes from an emotion need or release.

givenmydruthers Jan 25, 2012

This 30-year-old book has changed my life. I'd recommend it to absolutely anyone with kids of any age. It's very accessible, if slightly outdated in places, and it's chock-full of practical tips that can be used immediately. My 3 year old daughter isn't particularly difficult, but I've gone from an average of one time-out a day to virtually nil. I honestly feel she's becoming a more confident and capable child, and I feel far better prepared to cope with the regular upsets of life with children. I read this amid a binge of five self-help parenting books, and this was by far the most helpful on a practical level.


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Aug 30, 2016

The tension was excruciating. She said, “He’s a stubborn one!” Still no response. A moment later he finally cried—that

Aug 30, 2016

It’s always a great pleasure to hear from our readers, but the letters that are most gratifying are those where people share how they actually used the principles in How to Talk

Aug 30, 2016

“Why can’t you be more like your brother? He always gets his work done ahead of time.” “Lisa has such beautiful table manners. You’d never catch her eating with her fingers.” “Why


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