How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber

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7 Critic Reviews

This invaluable book, with its very human, down-to-earth approach, really does give you the know-how you need to be more effective with children.
-Guardian

Synopsis

The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—and available as an ebook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine).  Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:
·      Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
·      Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
·      Engage your child's willing cooperation
·      Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
·      Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
·      Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
·      Resolve family conflicts peacefully

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. 
 

About Adele Faber

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Adele Faber, whose books on communication between adults and children have been translated into more than thirty languages, is the award-winning author of the best-selling How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Elaine Mazlish, whose books on communication between adults and children have been translated into more than thirty languages, is the award-winning author of the best-selling How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by Scribner. 370 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jan 01 2008

Cartoons of dos and don'ts (stiff and gratuitous), and glowing parents' stories (naturally the children always shape up when their parents accept negative feelings, state expectations clearly, use problem-solving techniques, and so on and on).

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The Bookbag

Good
Reviewed by Sue Fairhead on Jan 01 2013

I could wax eloquent about this book for hours; I had forgotten how very good it is. Having finished reading, I immediately lent it to a friend who is having some struggles with one of her children.

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Zimbio

Good
Reviewed by imyzimblog on Apr 12 2012

The "Reminder" pages, helpful cartoon illustrations, and excellent exercises will improve your ability as a parent to talk and problem-solve with your children.

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Guardian

Good
on Jan 25 2013

This invaluable book, with its very human, down-to-earth approach, really does give you the know-how you need to be more effective with children.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Good
Reviewed by LEP on Jan 25 2013

This invaluable book, with its very human, down-to-earth approach, really does give you the know-how you need to be more effective with children, enabling parents to improve and enrich relationships with their offspring.

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Elephant Journal

Excellent
on Jan 17 2012

I think this instruction is a real gem and shows why the authors have a model of parenting that has endured when so many other fads have come and gone.

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Driffield Times & Post

Good
on Jan 25 2013

The book provides step-by-step techniques and is illustrated with playful, humorous cartoons showing the skills in action and demonstrating innovative ways to solve common problems.

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